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?!

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

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

Good grief, it’s almost that time of the year.

No, not THAT time of the year, although I did walk through Walmart the other day and the entire garden section was over run with twinkling lights and fake evergreen trees. (face palm). No, we're talking NaNo...check out this post from (me) Nowata Press :-).   https://www.youtube.com/embed/AU9iqUWrsDA?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent Unlike Ms. Kara (Boho Berry on YouTube / … Continue reading Good grief, it’s almost that time of the year.

Excuse me, do you have a minute?

Sitting here bracing for tropical storm Irma and of course, working on my business. This morning I've got my business owner hat on and am working on some to-do's for the lifestyle coaching I do via The Next Chapter. If you've got a minute (and I didn't send you the survey link via email), please … Continue reading Excuse me, do you have a minute?

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.

Getting Ready for Her Debut

The print copy of Aphrodite's Twin is almost ready. This is part of my editing process - you see, no matter how many eyes pass over it before it gets uploaded to the book maker's site, there will be errors that no one flagged. Either the conversion from Word doc to PDF threw off the … Continue reading Getting Ready for Her Debut

Never Stop Perfecting Your Craft

Courtesy of the crew at NaNoWriMo:   November is drawing nigh, and we want to help you get ready to do some awesome ink-slinging. We’ve partnered with Wesleyan University to provide a special online “NaNo Prep” course specifically for you! The course kicks off on August 21 with classes designed to help you develop your … Continue reading Never Stop Perfecting Your Craft

26 Days and Counting

I'm going to have two titles for sale at the AJC Decatur Book Festival this year!! I've signed up to be included in the Emerging Authors tent (scroll down, I'm in the 'E's).  I didn't get a speaking time this year as it's my first year and I want to get a feel for how … Continue reading 26 Days and Counting