I was pretty fed up with how 2016 turned out. I felt like I had all of these unspoken goals that I didn’t attain and if I did, I had no way of measuring it. When the New Year started I saw most of my writer friends posting that instead of having a resolution they were going to pick a word that would define their year. I couldn’t pick a word. I picked a phrase, “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” 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.
In other news… Continue reading