Kristin Kent

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Kristin Kent I love crafting stories. I also enjoy the freedom of indie authoring. There is no one but myself setting deadlines for me. I write when I want...at…moreI love crafting stories. I also enjoy the freedom of indie authoring. There is no one but myself setting deadlines for me. I write when I want...at least I did for this first book. That may change a bit as the momentum for Rev My Engine builds. My husband is an independent business owner, so it is important to me and our relationship, that my schedule remains somewhat fluid. This way, both our schedules can align. (less)
Kristin Kent Set a goal and plow in. I am the first to admit, I'm a very "monkey see-monkey do" type of person. It was and is very hard for me to break into a…moreSet a goal and plow in. I am the first to admit, I'm a very "monkey see-monkey do" type of person. It was and is very hard for me to break into a field I know nothing about, beyond the actual writing of the book. I'm an extremely visual learner. I always want to see how someone else does it first, then put my own spin on it. You show me how, then I can do it myself. I consider myself to be very technologically impaired, so that was my first hurdle. I had to call on friends and family to teach me some basics of using my computer, because I grew up in the age of no computers in home or school. By the time computers were on every work desk or in every home, I was out of the workforce and raising my boys as a stay at home mom. Everything I learned about computers was from my children as they grew, and used computers for school!
Next, I had to do a lot of investigating into how a new author gets noticed. Years earlier, I'd actually taken a community education class on how to write freelance articles for magazines, then never acted upon it. Calling on that information, I purchased the latest edition of Writer's Market and devoured it from front to back. Through links from that book, I found a database of freelance editors.
A very wise author in my genre, once told her readers in a Q & A, "It takes money to make money." I took that to heart. The chances of an author making it, who does nothing but write a draft and pushes "publish" on an indie publishing site, whether it be Amazon or someplace else, are slim. She advised to invest in your craft. I cannot emphasize that enough. Her advice to her readers who were interested in writing was "get an editor, and make it a good one." Yes, it costs money, but if you find yourself an editor who excels in her/his craft and meshes with your style, it's worth every penny. My editor pushed me in every way, but she made me a better writer in the long run. Lastly, join your local writing chapter of RWA or whatever genre you write in. There are others in your shoes to help nurture and guide you.(less)
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Rev My Engine: She Drives M...

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