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Embracing the Worst-Case Scenario

In my life, I’m used to disappointment. I love the highs of anticipation, the joy in the planning and preparation, the exhilaration of the execution of the plan, and then…the total opposite of what I wanted, hoped for, and dreamed of. I’m less than a week away from publishing my debut novel, and I want…

New Writing Trajectory

Something crazy happened since I last posted a blog back in April (!). I had all these grand plans of publishing my novel in May; yet I felt really lost in how I was going to go about marketing my book. So I started following on YouTube all these successful indie authors to see what…

Using Books to Write a Book

For Story Structure Halfway through my story, I stopped to wonder whether I was about to write myself into a messy, meandering plot. I had already outlined my plot points, but I wanted to be sure I wasn’t missing anything or going in the wrong direction. I did a quick search and found this incredible…

Canadian Publishers

Last weekend, I was crazy busy trying to get this website ready to go live. While I was obsessing over its layout, the designs, and blog post links, I had a “moment” where I thought, Hold on. Are you overlooking something? Is there something else you be doing first? Are you ignoring or forgetting something…

My Debt Story

For the last two years, I’ve been working on my novel, The Georgia Rules. It’s less about rules and more about Georgia, a sad, clumsy woman, who always finds herself in ridiculous messes. We follow her as she tries to scrap her way out of the depths of debt, while also trying to deal with…

Selfie Publish

As I take a break from anally editing my novel, I think back to how a year ago I thought I was about done working on it. And I foolishly thought it would take me another two months to edit it. Ha! Little did I know I was abohttps://donna-fernandez.com/the-georgia-rules/ut to do two revisions over the…

Pseudo Writer

When I was writing my first book, Loonie to Toonie, I had a lot of anxiety about publishing. Writing a finance book was a huge undertaking for someone who wasn’t an “expert,” and I felt a lot of responsibility to make it as accurate as I could. It took me numerous attempts over a period…