M T McGuire
The published works of M T McGuire
Posted February 22, 2013 and visited 542 times, 1 so far today
Where have I been? I’ll tell you…
Posted January 27, 2013 and visited 605 times, 1 so far today
The Sun came out today. There is no snow. I’m wearing the boots I love rather than the sensible shoes that don’t slip on ice. I am only wearing two jumpers. I am not wearing long johns. I am warm. I know what’s wrong with my book. I can fix it.
Posted October 8, 2012 and visited 1141 times, 1 so far today
Booyacka! Few Are Chosen has made it onto Awesome Indies. If you’re wondering why this is such a big deal, just go to their home page and check out the criteria. Mwah ha ha ha hargh!
Posted August 22, 2012 and visited 773 times, 1 so far today
What does a publisher do? Is there a point to having one? As a species are publishers dead?
Posted August 6, 2012 and visited 1019 times, 1 so far today
In the immediate world of the internet, it seems that many writers are getting disheartened when their works fail to go instantly viral. Sure, when a book with as few redeeming features as 50 Shades explodes the way it has, it’s a little galling but is ‘overnight success’ the be all and end all?
For those of us who are normal and who have to balance their book marketing time with actual writing time and Real Life there’s no shame in building an audience slowly.
Posted July 22, 2012 and visited 1168 times, 1 so far today
Posted July 1, 2012 and visited 1140 times, 1 so far today
Once again, I am at home to Mr Cock up. Frankly, he’s going to be moving in at this rate. I dunno what’s wrong with me at the moment. I seem to be dead from the neck up.
So, now that I’ve bombed, I may as well tell you what I’ve learned so you don’t have to.
Posted June 11, 2012 and visited 1548 times, 1 so far today
I’m not sure why this has come up now but I’ve found myself discussing the hard work aspect of becoming a writer quite a lot over the past week.
Also, with the attitude of some independent authors and the hardening attitute among readers it has caused, I am beginning to wonder whether self publishing is quite such a smart option. It’s definitely right for me at the moment, but long-term smart? I’m not sure.
Run with me on this, eventually the two thoughts will connect.
Posted May 13, 2012 and visited 1332 times, 1 so far today
Is there still a stigma attached to self publishing?
As an indie music fan, I have always associated the word ‘independent’ with quality. People who have ploughed their own furrow, refused to compromise their artistic integrity and done their own thing.
Posted February 14, 2012 and visited 1207 times, 1 so far today
It’s beginning to happen. The cover picture for The Wrong Stuff has filtered through from Nielsen to Amazon. For some bizarre reason, this tiny steop has left me almost dribbling and incoherent with happiness.