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When your fears about your writing come true…

HypothyroidWriter.com writing fears blog post Sarah Lentz

Naming the fearsThe other day, I was looking over a mind-map I'd created for my first book and reading the bits about the fears I had with regard to writing and self-publishing it. These (some of them, at least) will no doubt sound familiar: the fear that I'll put months into writing this book only to realize that no one cares to read it -- much less spend money on itthe fear that no matter how much time and effort I put...

A tale of two editors

HypothyroidWriter.com two editors blog post Sarah Lentz

A Tale of Two Editors​Long ago . . . or, actually, in early fall of 2016, an author (also nameless) sought out an editor for her finished novel, and her writing coach recommended someone, whom she contacted -- eager to have her work polished by a first-rate professional.This editor quoted her a price of over a thousand dollars -- with $1,000 in advance. The author was reassured that this was merely what she should expect to pay for professional editing,...

Five places to buy stylish, smart, & budget-friendly work-at-home shoes

HypothyroidWriter.com work-at-home shoes blog post Sarah Lentz

How do your feet set the stage?The right shoes can be a critical element of your writing environment (both inner and outer). If they affect our self-perception when we're wearing them to an office (or other workplace away from home), why would they not affect us when we're working at home?Some of my shoes say, "I'm all about the comfort, right now," while others say, "I'm a professional (with excellent taste), and I'm the best at what I do."It might...

5 reasons why this blog is a terrible place to learn how to build your email list

HypothyroidWriter.com email list blog post Sarah Lentz

"Sign up NOW for . . . oh, never mind. Carry on."I know, I know. Email lists are prime real estate if you're an authorpreneur looking to sell more of your books, or if you're an affiliate marketer wanting to earn some serious coin promoting other people's great stuff in your emails. I remember all the emails I got when the Genius Blogger's Toolkit was on sale. I unsubscribed from some lists, just because they emailed me about it every freaking...

What is the point of the Hypothyroid Writer blog?

HypothyroidWriter.com blog purpose post Sarah Lentz

Passion & PurposeI started this blog primarily to help fellow authors with health challenges (including hypothyroidism) and tight budgets to get their books written, polished, published, and sold.And this is still the main driving force for HypothyroidWriter.com.Because I want other writers with low energy and too-much-month-at-the-end-of-the-money to get their words out there, without waiting for someone else to decide it's worth publishing.And I also want to help authors on a shoestring budget to create and publish books to get everything...

Gifts ideas to support & encourage your favorite freelancer

HypothyroidWriter.com gift ideas for freelancers blog post Sarah Lentz

What to get your freelancer friend?Here's the quick list: a freelance writing course (some options below) a VISA gift card to spend on the freelance writing or blogging course of their choice -- or on something needed for the home officea gift card to a coffee or tea shop your friend likesa gas card for those errand runsan Amazon gift card for books, office supplies, a new planner, etc.a gift subscription to Birch Box, Stitch Fix, Trendy Memo box, etc.a self-care...

My top 5 affiliate programs — and why Clickbank isn’t one of them

HypothyroidWriter.com affiliate programs blog post Sarah Lentz

Why five?Quick answer? I couldn't think of seven multi-product affiliate programs that I like well enough to brag about -- though I can think of some courses with affiliate programs that I could add to the list.And I like the number 5 better than the number 6 (Sorry, Shareasale. You still matter to me -- mostly because of Tailwind -- and maybe someday you will be in my top 5). I'll share a list of those courses at the end of this post....