Over the past nine years, I have learned a lot about success in self-publishing. I’ve learned a lot about making mistakes, too, but every mistake has been a valuable lesson for me that I am grateful for. In today’s video, I’m discussing some of my Top 6 tips for finding success as an indie author. […]read more
Today’s final self-publishing tip and lesson learned is hands down the most important advice I’ve given to date, and that’s the fact that your joy is important to your success as an author. I know it sounds simple and maybe you’ll even think it’s cheesy, but it’s truly the most important thing I’ve learned in […]read more
Welcome back to Tip #7 in my 8 Lessons Learned over 8 Years of Indie Publishing. Today’s tip is so very important. Never stop learning. When I say this, of course I’m talking about craft. Writers should keep learning how to be better writers, no matter if you’ve written one book or one hundred. But […]read more
One of the most common questions indie authors wrestle with is, “Should I write for love or money?” In my opinion, this is the wrong question to be asking yourself. What you should ask instead is “How can I make money writing the books I love?” Love Or Money? We all have some ideal vision […]read more
Burnout is a very real and dangerous thing for authors and entrepreneurs. Our ability to make money rests solely on our ability to create and market our work, which means that periods of sustained burnout can completely tank our income and productivity. Today, we are going to talk about how to avoid burnout as authors. […]read more
In the years since I became a writer, I have heard many labels thrown around. Writer. Author. Small-Press Author. Big Five Author. Romance Writer. Bestseller. “Real” Author. Indie Author. Hybrid Author. I could go on, but I think you get the point. We can become obsessed sometimes, constantly searching for that one label that defines […]read more
I have been self-publishing my books since 2010, and in that time, I've sold well over half a million copies of my books. I'm not a superstar or a huge bestseller, but I have built an amazing career that brings me great joy. Here at Heart Breathings, I hope to help you find that same level of success. Let's do this.