Camp NaNoWriMo and Self-Publishing

In the middle of Camp NaNoWrimo, my thoughts have wandered to self-publishing. I am attempting to do another 50K words this month but it’s not going so well.

Last November was hard and I had a lot less on my plate. I finished my 50k words then, but I’m not sure I will make it this time. One of my biggest setbacks this time was my bout of shingles. I’m a tough broad so I did consider pushing through my shingles and finishing my 50k words. However, my reasonable voice then popped up and said: “Why?!?” So, I decided to back off of my writing schedule and take care of my leg instead. Good choice.

This determination is why I became a long distance runner in my 30’s. I would hit the limit I sat for myself and then I would think: “I need to go a little further.” I was on the verge of repeating the scene from Forrest Gump where he ran across the country when my voice of reason again popped up and said: “Why?!?”

Well, I do have a love of writing…

About 5 years ago I published my first ebook. It was really just a practice run for me to learn the ins and outs of self-publishing. I never got too deep into the marketing side of it at the time. However, back then in 2011, marketing an ebook was way different than it is now. From time to time, I’ve thought about dusting off that old ebook and giving it a modern revision. Who knows, maybe even market it properly this time.

Awesome Article About Self-Publishing

Well, out of the blue, I found a website put together by Jordan Ring to support his book The Action Diet. On his website dedicated to his book he has posted an article that is an in depth look at his experience writing and publishing his book. When I say “in depth” I mean it. This is the most comprehensive advice I’ve seen and he is offering it free on his website.

If you have ever thought about self-publishing a book or ebook, you should really check his site out. I plan to use advice from his article to rework my ebook. While you are on his website, you can also take a look at his book, The Action Diet. I was so impressed that I bought a copy. I am a nutrition nut at heart and a fan of Hippocrates’ quote: Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.

On a side note: I’m not receiving any compensation for this shout out and I bought Jordan’s book with my own money because I truly wanted to. When I catch people writing great stuff, I just gotta pay it forward!


*This article was originally posted 7/22/16 on my previous blog.


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