It’s been a lovely summer, but I am so happy it’s September and the kids are back in school. The cooler temps not only work wonders for my health, but they help create the mood that surrounds The Most Important Thing. Continue reading
The first rule of writing should be, never respond to a bad review. Recently, an author friend of mine received a bad review and was pretty upset about it. I gave my friend the same advice that I will give to you, don’t respond and most definitely don’t take it to heart and this is why. Continue reading
I have been struggling with pain for years. Dealing with being forgetful and blaming it all on, “I’m getting older.” I don’t think you can use that excuse at 36. I’m usually the type of person who keeps their struggles to themselves, but I’ve recently discovered that sometimes sharing your experiences can help other people who are going through the same thing. This page is all about being a resource for other independent authors. I want it to be a space where you can find help and advice for all of the struggles that an independent author might face and one of those is writing through illness. Continue reading
You’ve written a book. You’ve gone through the long and sometimes aggravating process of editing, and you’ve given your book out to friends for a response. If you’re anything like me, and I assume you are because you’re here reading this, you want to be able to walk into a store and see your book on a shelf. If that’s your dream, well then keep reading and I’ll tell you how I went about it.
When I look back on writing my first published novel, I’ll have to say that this was my favorite chapter to write. It’s a simple flashback that the main character has about her marriage. Their conversation illustrates a lot about their characters and it was also fun to write. Also, while you read it, (even though it’s never stated), if you read Jeff’s part with a New York accent it’s even funnier. Continue reading
I’ve been a busy bee. I feel like I did more in the last year than I’ve done in my entire life. (Which is kind of sad when I think about it). That either makes me one lazy individual or I’ve been hustling like a pro.
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Dear Losers of NaNoWriMo,
I use that term loosely because I don’t think you’re losers at all.
I have a love/hate relationship with National Novel Writer’s Month. I love the community that NaNoWriMo fosters. Writers are very isolated creatures. We need a space to call home and a tribe that understands us. I would say we need that more than we need oxygen. It’s hard to explain to your spouse why you’re up at three in the morning banging your head against the wall because you forgot that awesome paragraph you just wrote in your head but now with pen and paper in hand, it’s gone. The community that NaNoWriMo attempts to foster on and offline is worth its weight in gold. I applaud that. Continue reading