When you want to be a career author you can't just write when the muse is singing. Sometimes you do need a little butt glue to keep you from wandering around doing everything but writing. That's true... except when it isn't. Is butt glue always necessary? Today I learned a very interesting thing about my … Continue reading Is Butt Glue Necessary When Writing?
I had the loveliest, un-writerly night last night. I didn't read a book on Craft. I didn't read any blogs about writing. I didn't read a book or watch a movie in order to dissect it. I didn't even read my email. I wasn't waiting for my Muse, nor was I adhering butt glue in … Continue reading Sometimes You Just Need a Break
This week I found myself having nightmares about conspiracies and daydreaming about a long vacation at some remote beach. That's when I realized my life was once again out of balance. Who among us hasn't felt like they were running uphill at full speed for days on end? It's a common experience, especially if you're … Continue reading 5 Links For A More Balanced Writer’s Life
I love my mother. She's one of my biggest cheerleaders (and marketers! :D) and a very good proofreader. She loves just about everything I write, which makes storytelling fun because I know someone will enjoy it. She's also pretty good at giving me honest feed back, but let's face it... she's my mother. Of course … Continue reading Beta Readers: It’s The Lukewarm Ones That Count
The road to publication is filled with pain and tears... bloodshed... mayhem.... I'm being melodramatic here. Of course, that could just be that I've recently read several posts about how painful the publication process can be and how difficult it is to write good fiction. Here's a small sampling: "This is literally years of work you're seeing. … Continue reading 4 Links To Overcome Publishing Despair
If you’re a highly sensitive person like me, then you’ll understand how stressful marketing yourself, your product or your business can be. If you aren't an HSP, then today’s marketing landscape with its hurry, scurry push in social media probably doesn't bother you. You may, in fact, thrive on the pressure, the excitement. The downside to that is that mistakes … Continue reading Marketing Monday: Platform Building The Tortoise Way