1linewed

#1LineWed – Theme: Backward

Here, have a line. Haven't done this on the blog for a while! I am so excited about these books that still need a series title. They're my best ever (as they probably should be since, ya know, evolution and all that), and so much fun to write. Also, I just got back some rough… Continue reading #1LineWed – Theme: Backward

Giveaway

May Promos for 2022 – Free Books and KU Reads

Another month and another set of giveaways and KU reads! Check out the promotions below, running all through May, including some spotlight books! Free eBooks Borrowed Luckby: A E McKenna Penny Avalon’s daughter is curse-born. If something isn’t done soon, the fae will take her for their malevolent schemes. When a sketchy djinni offers a… Continue reading May Promos for 2022 – Free Books and KU Reads

1linewed

A #1LineWed Return – Through A

I haven't blogged much this month, but I'm getting back into it. Also, purple. These books are coming along great, and I have a whole scrum board for my writing process now. It's insane. I'm like...a business now. This is what paying taxes does to a lady, I guess.

Self Publishing

Brandon Sanderson Should Fund A Rival to Amazon Books

It doesn't have to be Brandon Sanderson, but I mention him because he's, well, frickin' Sanderson, right? He just got the biggest Kickstarter in the history of Kickstarters funded, the money's there, and he has some opinions on Amazon and bookstores that I think would make him a good candidate for doing it. So, think… Continue reading Brandon Sanderson Should Fund A Rival to Amazon Books

Writing

Second Draft, Faster Than The Last

Well, I finished the draft for book two! Summoned to the Wilds took me 28 days with a pretty tight outline and a good feel for what needed to happen to get me to the ending. Here's my word count per day for the last month-ish: 2/24 - 54303/7 - 46063/17 - 43872/25 - 60353/8… Continue reading Second Draft, Faster Than The Last

Rant, Self Publishing

Piracy

So, romanticized, shirtless, sexy pirates with pet parrots and secret hearts shinier than all the gold in their treasure troves on Tortuga island? Great, we love them, more of that please. But book pirates? No thanks. To be clear: I have pirated things before, all sorts of media too--just so much stealing for one little… Continue reading Piracy

1linewed, Giveaway

Vacancy, The Omnibus, is Here!

I don't know why I schedule everything for Wednesdays here at AKCaggiano publishing, but boy do I ever. It's #1linewed by default, I always release my newsletter on a Wednesday, and pretty much all of my books come out on Wednesdays too. Today is all three! First, the omnibus! There isn't any new content included… Continue reading Vacancy, The Omnibus, is Here!

Writing

So, I Finished A Draft In Record Time

I mean...wow, go me. And it makes sense; this book had the clearest, concisest outline I've ever done even though I hacked it to absolute bits at the end of last month when I decided that this standalone, planned out to be about 80k words total, was going to be blown up into a 300k+… Continue reading So, I Finished A Draft In Record Time

Self Publishing, thoughts, Writing

The Tide

Why is it a race to as many books as possible? Why isn't it a race to the best books possible? (I mean, I know why: money. We need it to survive. This is just a general spewing of thoughts...) This is something I am struggling with, and I want to understand and accept, and… Continue reading The Tide

Newsletter Archive, Self Publishing

February 2022 Newsletter and Freebies And Fuck Ups

I made such a stupid mistake when I sent this thing yesterday. One of the benefits of Mailchimp (and I don't know about this in comparison to other mailing list providers) is that you can "duplicate" a past email, and then edit it and send it as a new one. This is great if you… Continue reading February 2022 Newsletter and Freebies And Fuck Ups