ACK! 2018 already?!

So much for 2017's goals, eh? But that was then, this is now. Hiddy ho good neighbors. Welcome to the blogging home of me, indie / self-published author Dana Ellington. I did a horrible job hitting my goals last year. Simply horrible. I was more focused on getting my third revenue stream set up to … Continue reading ACK! 2018 already?!

From the wonderful blog – Capital Nerd, here are “18 Hilarious Literary Mugs That Bookworms Will Love.”

There’s nothing quite like settling in for the afternoon with a mug of hot coffee and a great book. We’ve rounded up a collection of hilarious literary-themed mugs that are perfect for book lovers. These gems are sure to make your next adventures in reading extra special! 1. Introverts will appreciate the sentiment behind this […] … Continue reading From the wonderful blog – Capital Nerd, here are “18 Hilarious Literary Mugs That Bookworms Will Love.”

OMG – Perfect post by Capital Nerd :-)

Do you love Stephen King to the point that you’re literally counting down the days until his next book, The Outsider, hits stands next year? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. From sewer-dwelling clowns to killer Saint Bernard dogs, the monsters King has conjured up have tantalized our imaginations and scared us senseless for over 40 … Continue reading OMG – Perfect post by Capital Nerd 🙂

The Overwhelm

One business, two passions, three ways to showcase them; two social media platforms I don't know how to use effectively; marketing; networking; "please come to my event, it's free" (begging); event organizing - why do small spaces cost such large amounts of money? Finding (paying for) the right words to convince people I really do … Continue reading The Overwhelm

Let the Madness Over Take Us All

NaNoWriMo 2017 Title: The First Immortal Blurb:  Born in the 1800s, now living undercover in the present day Colorado Rockies, Olivia has managed to escape notice with the help of generations of (tribe) Indians. But Agent Craig Hawkins of a little known, barely funded department of the FBI has turned his sights on investigating the legend … Continue reading Let the Madness Over Take Us All

Just a little something different…

https://www.youtube.com/embed/kteNlccDSHQ?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent One of the many women I see who seem to live THEIR LIVES OUT LOUD. The Next Chapter is here to help others do the same, in their way, on their terms. Check it out, then comment on the one aspect of your life you wish you could live a little louder :-). Sending … Continue reading Just a little something different…

I’m a Pantser with a Plan

For the first time ever, as best as I can remember, I have done a rough outline for a novel idea! I even had to research some thing!  As a consumate pantser, this activity has rocked me to the core. It means I'm not only going into NaNo next month with a BRAND NEW idea … Continue reading I’m a Pantser with a Plan

Behind the curtain, one more time.

  Um, yeah - let me take off all of these hats: indie author publisher project manager CEO / CFO admin professional marketing department personnel coach content developer editor writer ...oh yeah, and my wig (lol). Whew. Okay, here we go.   Hi. My name is Dana Ellington. You're reading a blog post on one … Continue reading Behind the curtain, one more time.

Another Glimpse Behind the Curtain…

Read a lengthy article via one of my favorite blogs (Ends and Beginnings) not too long ago (click HERE).  By the end of the article, my fear, mistrust, and sadness rose to the highest levels they've been since elementary school when the TV mini-series Roots aired (1977) and sparked racial tension at school  I was ten years old … Continue reading Another Glimpse Behind the Curtain…

Long Weekend – goodnight.

Yeah, so...sigh.  Let the madness and mayhem begin as I once again, move households. The gypsy lifestyle wasn't much of a bother when it was just me and the goober (aka, my daughter).  We didn't have much in terms of household goods and what we did have was fairly small and easy to tote (How … Continue reading Long Weekend – goodnight.