5 Things I’ve learned in 5 Years of Self Publishing

I’ve been at this self publishing game for a while now. 5 years counts as a while for an industry that’s still relatively young. In that time I’ve sold over 60,000 books so I have at least some small measure of success. It’s not amazing, I know, but there was a dark period where I … Read more5 Things I’ve learned in 5 Years of Self Publishing

It’s been a long road

It’s May 25th 2017 and I have a new book releasing tomorrow. WHERE LOYALTIES LIE(WLL) is finally releasing. You can even order your copy here. This post is a short history of exactly why it has taken so long for me to get the follow up to The Ties that Bind (TTtB) out there. I’m no … Read moreIt’s been a long road

The Problem With Flashbacks

I’ll admit it. My current WIP has flashbacks. I’m using them as a way to provide necessary backstory for the protagonist while also linking the events of the past to narrative of the present. Then again the entire thing is told from the future so technically it is almost entirely the past so therefor one … Read moreThe Problem With Flashbacks

2017 – The Year I Take Back What is Mine!

Dramatic title, I know. This is going to be my “What to expect from Rob J. Hayes in 2017” post. There’s a lot going on for me at the moment so first things first I’ll say why. As some of you may already know, I have recently started proceedings to split from Ragnarok Publications and … Read more2017 – The Year I Take Back What is Mine!

Publishing Limbo?

Here goes. Some people have contacted me to ask “Where is Where Loyalties Lie?” It’s true, the first book in my piratical adventure duology (Best Laid Plans) should have been out already. It should be in the hands of millions maybe a few thousand at least. But it’s not. It appears to firmly stuck in … Read morePublishing Limbo?

Game of Thrones: Bastard vs Bastard

Game of Thrones post. SPOILERS ARE COMING. Seriously. SPOILERS!!! So everyone is talking about the latest Game of Thrones episode and saying things like: “I loved it.” – Eddie “Old Bear” Skelson “There’s something broken inside you if this isn’t a top three episode.” – Adrian “High Heels” Collins. “Wow!”- People. Usually when this happens … Read moreGame of Thrones: Bastard vs Bastard

Is This Funny Or Is It Alcoholism?

Haha! Tyrion Lannister said something witty and we all laughed… but, uh, it’s not really funny. Is it? It’s alcoholism. And that’s not funny. I… I don’t know if I should be laughing or… I feel bad now. I mean. Fair play to good ol’ Tyrion, he’s been through some shit. He’s seen some shit. … Read moreIs This Funny Or Is It Alcoholism?

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