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7 Best Selling Books That Were Rejected

Hearing the word “rejected”

An author never wants to hear the word Rejected.  After spending what may have been many years, working on a manuscript, being told your novel has been rejected can affect your self-esteem and confidence. Many writers begin to question their ability, labeling themselves as failures, not good enough, a bad writer or I don’t have what it takes.  

Some will toss their manuscript in a closet, out of mind, out of sight until they find the courage to re-submit it to another publisher. Others sadly will quit writing altogether. The pain was just too much and they don’t want to experience it again.

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"Reckless Beginnings" Journey

What I am doing to promote my book. Tips for other writers

Tips for other writers


what I am doing to promote my book

My current tasks

While I wait for the launch of my debut novel “Reckless Beginnings” my current task is to promote it, gain awareness, build a following and have a platform. Let me tell you, writing the book was the easy part. Phew, this part is exhausting. I plan on sharing with you what I am doing to promote my book, what I have achieved so far and my future tasks for promotion.  Continue reading “What I am doing to promote my book. Tips for other writers”

Blogging tips & Advice

New to blogging get tips & advice for new bloggers


new to blogging get tips help and advice
new to blogging get tips help and advice

A newbie blogger

I am very new to blogging. (Less than a month in fact) This is not a very easy task, I have discovered. It takes time, a lot of research, patience and a commitment to produce a quality blog worth reading. I am learning as I go along this path. I plan to share with others what I have learned in the “Blogging Tips” of my website. If you are new to blogging get tips help and advice here. I will be adding content worth sharing and what has helped me. If you would like to add your own advice, please do.

Why have I started blogging

While waiting for my book to be published, I needed a platform for my potential readers to find me, get updates on the progress of the book, learn a little about me and ask questions if needed. During the process of finding the right platform, I discovered “Word Press” and the wealth of information I gained from researching blogs was priceless. I knew I was in the right place to begin this process.

What Have I learned

I have to thank Kaylee Marie for her informative blog. Full of great ideas. Some I would never think of. If you are new to blogging, I highly recommend you read her post.

Below are some other insightful tips from some great blogs I came across. I hope they help you like they have helped me

Tips for Newbie Bloggers by Alice @ Arctic Books

Webdesignrelieft have some great ideas

Lilly Moore offers some great tips for beginning bloggers

Common blogger mistakes and how to avoid them by Hollife


I have found all of the above sites very helpful while I continue to learn the art of blogging. I hope they will help you too. If you have any additional tips please post. Thanks!