Interview on 'This Is My Truth Now' James J. Cudney IV for Writing on Water: Self-awareness by Jane Sturgeon

I am so grateful to Jay for his supportive and kind interview today, where he reviews my book Writing on Water: Self-awareness. Jay’s blog is a wealth of kindness and information. He regularly posts book reviews for fellow authors, offers insightful advice and shares helpful information. You can find his own impressive list of books there too. ❤

James J. Cudney IV ‘This is my Truth Now’

'Writing on Water – Self-Awareness' Review by James J. Cudney IV 'This Is My Truth Now'

I am touched and humbled that Jay has taken the care and time to review my book. Thank you, Jay. This feels like blowing my own trumpet, yet I want to acknowledge his support.

Jay’s blog is jam-packed with information, advice, reviews, his own books and is well worth a visit. ❤

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Sail your way on Patreon….

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Many times lately my eyes have crossed in confusion and forehead lines have deepened, as I hit the trail of ‘indie’ publishing. There is an abundance of information out there because (as many of you have discovered) it is not enough to write a book, you also have to learn how to promote and craft its wings.

Blessings are plentiful in the wonderful Global Village we all share here, the Twitter community, Facebook groups and kind authors who have trodden the independent publishing path. There are so many avenues available and I have chosen a few, and hopefully, to flow without getting overwhelmed. This seems wise as crevice like facial lines are not a good look at any age!

My unicorn buddy Debby Gies shared a helpful post on Writer’s Tips and that led me to the generous Deborah Jay, who shares her personal writing wisdom and knowledge gained from different writer’s conferences. Deborah wrote about merchandising and mentioned building a community at Patreon. My technical saviour Grandfathersky also mentioned Patreon a few weeks ago. Two mentions and I take it as a sign to research it. Patreon offers creatives a platform to showcase their work, where tiered benefits are offered to people who kindly become patrons to support your work. So, I’ve done it and made my progress transparent, so that anyone can see how I am faring on there.

Three things have become crystal clear to me lately and one is to be myself as I sail along, whilst holding deep gratitude for others’ generosity and to also keep things as simple as possible. ❤