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. I spent the summer concentrating on my Author Page and Scattered Wrecks, but now … More A Contest and an update for August
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 … More What To Do About A Bad Book Review
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 … More Pushing Through It: Writing With Chronic Pain
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 … More How To Get Your Self-Published Book Into Stores
I love interacting with everyone on my Facebook page. The one question I get all the time is, “I want to write a novel but I don’t know where to start?” My response is always the same, write a short story.
It took me about a year, on and off, to finish my novel, The Most Important Thing. I think it will take me just as long to master the art of successful self-publishing.
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 … More The Most Important Thing: My Favorite Chapter
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…
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 … More Dear Losers of NaNoWriMo
The room was dark and Kelly laid in bed waiting for her eyes to adjust to the darkness. She rolled over again trying not to disturb her husband, Chris. 3:14 in the morning, this has got to be a new record for insomniacs. For the past three weeks, she awakened at the same time, some nights were easier … More Creature