The Benefits of Self-Publishing

There are plenty of articles out there already about the benefits of self-publishing versus traditional publishing. The main points are that it’s faster and you get all control. That’s great for people who need the control. Self-publishing has also become relatively free these days as opposed to years ago when you had to print all your own copies and pay for them in advance.

With the invention of the internet, it has become much more manageable to the average person. Some would argue this also means that the quality of writing goes down, but when you look at some of those traditionally published novels, you can beg to differ.

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Chasing the Sunrise Official Release!

It’s a big, big, big day today! As Effie would say. I’m pleased to announce that Chasing the Sunrise is now available for purchase!

Growing up, Chase, Briar, and Blake were inseparable, a friendship meant to stand the test of time, but on the night of high school graduation, vicious fights and an ultimatum ripped the group apart, and they went their separate ways.

Ten years later, Blake has blossomed in San Francisco. Briar, the former Greenpeace wannabe, has turned into a PR rep for the stars in the jungle of Manhattan, and Chase, ever the effortless charmer, has fallen into a cushy gig as a freelance business consultant. The world is a great place for all three without the others until, that is, Blake is left at the altar by his fiancée.

 When Briar gets wind of Blake’s misfortune, she convinces an unwilling Chase to come to the rescue with her, and in a desperate attempt to cheer Blake up, they set out on the road trip they’d once planned as teenagers but never took. Along the way, they’ll rediscover why they were friends in the first place, and remember why exactly they stopped. Five days in a car is an awfully long time when ten year old issues surface with every turn of the road.

It can be found on…




Smashwords (for sony reader, rtf, PDF, etc)


Don’t forget to add it to Goodreads and enter for a chance to win a signed copy!


Chasing the Sunrise Release Date + Giveaway!

The time has come (the walrus said)! After many painful months of editing and rewriting and editing again, Chasing the Sunrise is officially ready for release and will be available to all the world on….

January 25th!

In the meantime, you can enter a giveaway on goodreads for a free signed copy!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Chasing The Sunrise by Elyce Gobat

Chasing The Sunrise

by Elyce Gobat

Giveaway ends March 01, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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fiction · The Cereal Song

Where does Inspiration Come From?

Inspiration is a fickle thing. It comes and goes, and sometimes it doesn’t come at all. That, I think, is what people are referring to when they say they have writer’s block. They just don’t have any ideas, any inspiration.

I know the feeling. I haven’t had a single decent idea for a story since October. I feel like maybe I used up all my creativity on NaNoWriMo. Of course, that can’t possibly be true. Creativity is inside us constantly. We just have to know how to draw it out.

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Chasing the Sunrise – Novel Update!

Big news! Chasing the Sunrise (my upcoming novel) is almost ready for release! I’m currently working on formatting the print version and getting the proof copy done.

In the meantime, the initial cover art has been completed, and once we get to 100 “Likes” on my Author Facebook Page, I will reveal it to you all! So if you haven’t “liked” the page yet, go ahead and do that! Tell your friends to “like” it so we can get the cover faster!

Official release date coming soon!


How to stick to your writing resolutions

It’s the beginning of yet another year, and every year since I was about ten years old, I’ve tried (and generally failed) to make resolutions. They were always the same: be happier, lose weight, etc. Over the years, I’ve come to realize that those kinds of resolutions are possible, but you can’t just say, “I want to lose weight.” There has to be a detailed plan of exactly how you’re going to do it.

The same goes for writing resolutions.

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