This weekend, I ignored the beautiful weather outside as much as I could and planted my butt in chair for two full days of solid editing.
When I published my first book, I wasn’t a newbie to public critiques. I worked for a newspaper and wrote a column on parenting - two places where trolls live in the comments section. I knew how horrible people could be, and had developed a somewhat thick skin over it. Don’t get me wrong, it never feels good when someone publicly blasts your parenting decisions or even your children. But you just have to keep reminding yourself that trolls feed on creating a reaction. Delete, and move on. It's different with reviews, though...
Every now and then, I like to send out a reminder about the different books I've written over the years. I'm currently writing my next book (more on that later!), but for now, here are some of the books you may have missed. Click on the book titles or cover images to purchase from Amazon. … Continue reading Cheat sheet to Crissi Langwell’s books
When I first became an author, one of the most vital resources I found to get my books out there and connect with readers was Goodreads. I loved that you could join or create groups to connect with other readers who liked the same kinds of books, find new books through friend suggestions, review books, … Continue reading Goodreads yanks giveaways from small-time authors, and I’m mad
Well, hello there! It’s been five days since Hope for the Broken Girl published, so I naturally did a bit of a disappearing act. Being my 10th book, I’m finally accepting that about myself. I put all my soul and energy into a book, and then want to hide under a rock once it’s out … Continue reading Book number ten is in the bag
Hope at the Crossroads is available now! Take a journey with Maddie, a teen mom figuring out life while raising her daughter Hope in the heart of Wine Country. Hope at the Crossroads is now available in print and Kindle on Amazon. bit.ly/hopecrossroadskindle This is Book 2 of the Hope series, a trilogy that began … Continue reading Just published! Hope at the Crossroads, Book 2 of the Hope series
I seriously love these! Check out the Hope series at crissilangwell.com/hope-series. Hope at the Crossroads, Book 2 of the Hope series, publishes Sept. 5. Find out more about it here. You can also see my latest post on what the book is about and why this series means so much to me here.
It is said that everyone has a book inside them just waiting to get out, and thanks to advances in self-publishing, getting that book out is easier now than ever. Authors who have previously experienced slammed doors from the gatekeepers (agents, editors, publishers, etc.) are skirting around these middlemen by going indie. By doing this, … Continue reading Should authors self-publish or seek a traditional publisher?
I remember when I first started publishing my books, my marketing focus was on the whole wide world. With the internet at my disposal, it made sense to me. I could reach anyone, anywhere, and sell to hundreds of thousands of people without ever having to leave the comfort of my own home. My first … Continue reading Getting personal with book selling
Whenever I publish a book, I go through a weird slump in the weeks to months that follow. Before the book is released, all of my energy is spent on getting that baby ready to be published - editing, formatting, tweaking, etc. During all of this, I'm getting the word out. All of my thoughts … Continue reading The slump after releasing a book