Learning From Mistakes: Rebranding My Author Platform

One of the intentions I had with blogging was to keep track of what I was doing as I embark on this self-publishing journey so that others might learn or at least amuse themselves over my decisions and inevitable mistakes. So it is a tad ironic that in an effort to correct one of these mistakes, I’ll probably be writing less about self-publishing.

Project Managing My Novel for Self-Publishing

I made a point of researching advice and reading on the experience of others as I dove into the world of self-publishing. Most people do. As a result, there is a bewildering assortment of advice and guides. Unfortunately, there’s rarely any clear action plan given. In fact, all the best advice emphasizes that there is no one-size-fits-all solution, and that each writer needs to do the things that work well for them. In a previous post I talked about transferring skills from an IT dayjob. So for me, it makes the most sense to weed my way through everything on the internet, zero in on the stuff that plays to my very organized brain, and to put some project management rigour into the daunting writing and self-publishing process.

How IT Implementation Helps My Writing and Publishing

As a writer who needs to pay the bills, it’s easy to think of a dayjob as a necessary burden. But all those ours toiling away, in my case slogging through IT implementations, needn’t go to waste. I’ve found more than a few similarities between implementing an IT project and publishing a book that have come in handy as I try to transition from writing as an interest to writing as a part-time job.