Making My Mark Blog

Hello everyone! I hope all of you are having a wonderful weekend. I wanted to pop in for a minute to say hi and to let everyone know that I started a new blog. This doesn’t mean my 50 Year Project is at an end. I’m only two years into the project and there’s no way I’m quitting now. The first two years have been productive, fun, educational, and did I mention fun.

Since my first novel will be released soon I wanted to start a writing blog to have a place to share my journey into the self-publishing world. Also I wanted a place where I can help other authors and publishers showcase their works.

If you’re interested, hop on over and say hi.

Have a great Sunday!

Miles is exhausted from playing Frisbee in Hyde Park

Miles is exhausted from playing Frisbee in Hyde Park

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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41 Responses to Making My Mark Blog

  1. What a great idea. I bet a lot of people interested in self publishing would like to learn the details from someone who has been down that road. There is so much conflicting information out there about self publishing.

    • TBM says:

      When I first considered self-publishing I wasn’t sure where to turn to. I’m not an expert by any means, but I’m willing to share about my experiences and hopefully to learn from others.

  2. He is just too cute for words 🙂

  3. LOL!!! I can’t stop looking at that picture of Miles. He is so freakin’ adorable!! Congrats on your new blog my friend. I have already “hopped over” and become a follower :).

    • TBM says:

      Thanks, Cindy. Miles is beat after Frisbee. He hasn’t moved for the past two hours. Such a cutie, but he snores like a pig.

      • Are you sure his name isn’t Mike?!?!

      • TBM says:

        I just yelled Mike, but he didn’t respond. But he’s still zonked out. Will try later.

      • TBM says:

        Does Mike stop snoring when you nudge him with an elbow? Miles doesn’t.

      • Nudge just seems far too gentle a word. I do use my elbow, but it’s more of a hard jab, or I kick him with my foot and tell him to roll over LOL!! Sometimes that works and sometimes it doesn’t. Usually he gets mad at me for disturbing him :).

      • TBM says:

        Miles is too small to kick. I have to nudge and then he grunts for being disturbed. I feel your pain.

      • Thankfully, since he stopped smoking and drinking it’s not near as bad as it used to be :). He had quite the reputation in his family for being the absolute worst snorer on the planet. Nobody wanted to sleep in the same building with him, let alone same room LOL!

      • TBM says:

        Miles has that reputation now. For a nineteen pound dog, I’m amazed by his abilities. The Better Half quit smoking this year. Tell Mike good for him. That isn’t easy.

      • Congrats to The Better Half too!! Mike hasn’t smoked in quite a few years now, and I’m so relieved because, even though he can be annoying sometimes, I do want him around for many years to come :). And as for quitting drinking, it still amazes me that drugs by themselves could not bring his stroke level blood pressure down, but eliminating beer brought it right back down to normal. He still takes the drugs too and would love to quit taking them as an experiment, but I won’t let him until and if the doctor tells him to.

      • TBM says:

        I’m with you, we need to keep the pain in the asses around. Who else will put up with us? and I hope Mike is careful and doesn’t experiment on his own. That’s scary stuff. I know how much I hated taking pills each day and it was a relief to stop them, but I waited until the doctor gave me the go ahead.

  4. bulldog says:

    Good for you.. I’ll pop over and have a look…

  5. fgassette says:

    Wishing you much success on your new blog. I know you will be of great assistance to those seeking to be published.


    • TBM says:

      I hope so. And I’m a good listener when people need to discuss the trials and tribulations of writing and publishing. Thanks, Francine.

  6. lynnsbooks says:

    Thats a really good idea. I’ll certainly stop on over and have a look – even though I’m not an author in the making!
    Lynn 😀

  7. pattisj says:

    I thought maybe Atticus was demanding equal time! 😉

  8. aFrankAngle says:

    Excellent … I pop over to take a look. Good idea to have a blog dedicated to your novel!!! Good luck …. Cheers to Miles.

  9. scrapydo says:

    Suddenly I can’t like again!

  10. scrapydo says:

    No worries I’m back again

  11. Vishy says:

    Congratulations on your new blog, TBM! I will stop by in a while and check it out. It is wonderful that you are planning to share your journey in self-publishing and help authors and publishers. I am sure first-time writers will find it very inspiring and informative.

    Love Miles’ picture 🙂 Every time I see a new picture of his, I adore him even more 🙂

  12. Bravo for you! we’d follow you anywhere 🙂

  13. What a great idea, T.B. I have a feeling I’ll be spending some time over there. 🙂

    Adorable pic of Miles!!

  14. Fergiemoto says:

    Great idea and congrats on the new blog! I’ll be over to visit soon.
    Poor Miles! Hope he is rested now.

  15. Robin says:

    That picture of Miles is adorable! 🙂

  16. Congrats, TBM! I’ll be hopping over to your new blog soon:)

  17. It’s good to know that you’re willing to help out other aspiring authors and publishers out there and I’m sure your journey to the world of publishing and being an author will be a success. After leaving a comment here, I’m off to your new blog and follow you on your journey to the world of self publishing! I hope everything goes well with your new book. 🙂

    PS. Miles looked so tired I can actually feel the exhaustion! 😀

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