New Gig, BookLife Indie Author Forum and Book Update

I know I’ve been MIA from my blog for some time now, but I’ve been quite busy looking for a writing gig. Times are hard, and finding a good remote writing job with a flexible schedule is challenging. But I managed to find a gig for Collider. If you’re interested in movies and TV shows orContinue reading “New Gig, BookLife Indie Author Forum and Book Update”

The Story Nobody Wanted

Besides being a self-published author and trying to be a traditionally published one, I’m also an essay writer. I’ve been more successful in that department, mostly writing about parenting. If ever you’re curious, here is my portfolio: https://tanialorenarivera.writerfolio.com/ I’ve been in that game for three years now, and I’ve become pretty good at guessing whichContinue reading “The Story Nobody Wanted”

Book Reviews

Here are my latest book reviews for my novel Dark Was the Night. For those following me on Facebook, I know it’s the same stuff I posted there. I’m sorry, but I had not posted these reviews here, and I have followers here too. Albeit, they are only ten, but still. For the ten ofContinue reading “Book Reviews”

I self-published a book!

So here it is, the self-promoting! Ugh. I’m not a fan of the “read me, love me” scenario, but let’s face it, if I wrote a book, I certainly want people to read it. The journey here certainly has been an interesting one. Not wanting to repeat everything I wrote in my other posts (forContinue reading “I self-published a book!”

I’m Pulling the Plug

That’s it. Time’s up. I’m pulling the plug on the life support holding my dream alive of having this book traditionally published. Everyone answered no or didn’t bother to answer at all, which in the publishing world means no nonetheless. Only one publisher has not answered, but, uh, I’m not holding my breath on thatContinue reading “I’m Pulling the Plug”

So I Submitted Twice to the Same Publisher!

I know. Stupid, careless mistake or like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman would say: “Big mistake! Big. Huge.” And I know what you must be thinking: But Tania, how can you have submitted twice to the same place if you have that Query Tracker thingy?  Good question! The thing is, this particular publisher is not on Query Tracker.Continue reading “So I Submitted Twice to the Same Publisher!”

Three Months Left

Three months till my deadline. At this juncture, it’s become clear my book won’t find a home with any publisher. As we speak, I’ve given up on publishing houses and started to submit to magazines who publish novellas in installments, and even that road looks dim at best. Self-publishing isn’t the end of the road;Continue reading “Three Months Left”

It’s a Crying Shame, Uh, I mean, Waiting Game

So, I sent in my manuscript on the 24th of May to another publisher, and they answered on the 28th! Now, before you start popping the champagne, let me inform you the answer was a resounding ‘no.’ Now, a publisher that answers that fast is never a good sign. There are only two possibilities whenContinue reading “It’s a Crying Shame, Uh, I mean, Waiting Game”

Only Five Months Left

And what have I done? Well, lately, I’ve submitted my manuscript to a contest and to a small publisher who only publishes horror. And now I wait. The results of the contest will only be divulged in late October. Their guidelines didn’t specify a timeline for the publisher, but I’m giving them three months. It’sContinue reading “Only Five Months Left”