That you will get good reviews, reviews that sting because they’re true, and nasty reviews.That you will meet amazing people.That you will meet some not-so-amazing people.That writing your third book is like winning the Triwizard cup – except without the Edward Cullen guy dying.That the process gets easier.That marketing is just as important as writing, for indie-authors. And if you don’t like doing it, pay someone, or go traditional. That is, if you want your books to sell.That the best way to sell books, is to keep writing books. Don’t let marketing become the point of your day.That you must be a biarch to keep your writing time.That you should get several pairs of warm socks.That you must take care of your body. Or your body will not write for you.That you should always say YES to an opportunity. Override your introvert tendencies!That at your most miserable points, come the biggest and happiest moments.That Goodreads is awesome as a reader, and an ‘experience’ as an Author.That the cover is rather important.That you should make a list of bloggers and reviewers.That hearing from your readers about how much they loved your story is still the best feeling in the world.That after another few books, there will be 20 more things you’ll have learned. And that’s exciting.
That you cannot put enough effort into quality.That there will always be a typo so don’t let it keep you up at night.
That yes, you uploaded the file right, and everything is planned.Release day will go just fine.
Kelly St. Clare
When Kelly St Clare is not reading or writing, she is lost in her latest reverie. She can, quite literally, drift past a car accident while in the midst of her day dreams, despite the various police sirens and chaos.
Books have always been magical and mysterious to her. One day she decided to start unravelling this mystery and began writing. Her aim: To write stories she would want to read. As it turns out, this failed miserably. Do you know what it is like to read something you’ve written? Impossible. Not to mention, the ending is ruined before you’ve begun. Never-the-less, Kelly loves it and spends every free moment crafting new stories.
Fantasy of Frost, the first title in The Tainted Accords, is her debut novel. Two of the three sequels, Fantasy of Flight and Fantasy of Fire, are now available.
A New Zealander in origin and in heart, Kelly currently resides in Australia with her soon-to-be husband, a great group of friends, and some huntsman spiders who love to come inside when it rains. Their love is not returned.
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