Thoughts About the Reception of Indie Authors

As the market for e-publishing and easy access to doing so independently is constantly emerging in today’s age, it’s hard to for people to consider any inequality of any sorts when really us indie authors have the upper advantage over authors who are signed to a publishing house.  We have more control over the content of our books, we have control over its distribution, we get to keep more of the money that’s made from it, etc.  However, based on my observations throughout the past few months of being an indie author, there are also some negative side effects that come with being an indie author that’s more so of how we’re viewed and received by the general public, in comparison to our not-so-indie counterparts. Continue reading “Thoughts About the Reception of Indie Authors”

A Summer of Book Promoting, Blogging, and Other Shenanigans

When I was growing up, never once had I ever been assigned to write one of those “What You Did Over Your Summer Vacation” essays.  I’ve always thought that would be such a fun assignment to do, but never once was I ever requested to do that.  However, with fall starting tomorrow and that I start my final quarter as an undergrad this coming Wednesday, I figured I take advantage of the fact that I own a blog and write my own “What I Did Over My Summer Vacation” essay, once and for all.  Besides, there’s been enough events that have taken place this past summer that definitely deserve an overview of sorts. Continue reading “A Summer of Book Promoting, Blogging, and Other Shenanigans”

Special Tuesday Post: The 20 Reviews Goal

With the exception of the reblogs from The Best Slice of Pie, it’s been a while since I blogged on a day other than Saturday.  However, whenever I have, it’s always with good reason.

Come next week and it will be about two months since A Moment’s Worth has been released.  To some degree, it’s been doing well.  There have been several people who have read it already and from the people who have expressed their thoughts about it (whether directly to me or in a review), it’s been all positive.  Anyone who has read it so far has really enjoyed it.

But on a general scale, it’s still not doing as well as much as I would otherwise like. Continue reading “Special Tuesday Post: The 20 Reviews Goal”

The Power of Words

They say that “actions speak louder than words.”  However, I personally don’t always believe that to be the case.

I don’t deny the fact that actions say a lot about a person, but whose to say that words aren’t just as prominent of identifying character?  After all, isn’t the release of words a sort of an action on its own?

Words are powerful all on its own, because once you release what you need to say, regardless of whether it’s in written or an oral form, there’s never a permanent way of taking back what you say.  That’s why it’s always highly encouraged to choose your words carefully. Continue reading “The Power of Words”

Best Slice of Lauren Lola! Check out her Interview here…

A few weeks ago, The Best Slice of Pie posted this amazing review of my debut novel, “A Moment’s Worth.” Now, they have their interview they did with me up online. Check it out!

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Tell us a little about yourself…

My name is Lauren Lola. I’m 22-years-old and I’m from the San Francisco Bay Area in California. I’m a student at California State University, East Bay where I’ll be completing my major in Communication and minor in Theatre this fall. A Moment’s Worth is my debut novel.

We were all wondering which came first, the quote at the beginning or did you write the story and then tie it in with the book.

The book came first, more specifically a chapter; that chapter being Chapter 10: More Than Stars. I originally entered that in a writing competition about two years ago, and it was around that time that I was sort of released from this creative block that I had been dealing with for quite some time by then.

Suddenly all these ideas started coming to me as I went forward with writing this…

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