Summer is almost over. I can’t believe how fast my summer break went. And now here I am back at the day job, one I love I might add. How was your summer? I hope you had a good one and got to do some fun things! I bet you’re wondering where I’ve been. As … Continue reading Share your book ideas with me and get a free one!
January was pretty good to me. I’ve already hit some of my writing goals this year. What a great feeling that is! Hitting some of my goals gives me the motivation to keep working hard. It pushes me to keep going with my writing, which makes me happy. What goals did I hit in January? … Continue reading January proves to be a productive month for me
2018 is here, and I’m ready for it. How about you? I’ve set some new and better goals, and I’m ready to crush them! Last year I had six goals. However, I didn’t hit many of them. A couple of them I even fell short quite a bit. At first I felt like a failure … Continue reading My Amazing 2018 Goals Will Rock This Year
Authors have to deal with haters from time to time. There is no getting around it. When you are famous or are well known, you deal with it more. But a hater can touch any author. Last week I dealt with my first hater. He wasn’t even talking about my books but rather a blog … Continue reading How to Deal With Haters When You’re an Author
We’re almost halfway through the year. Can you believe it? This year is flying by fast. Anyway, I wanted to share my writing progress so far this year. My writing goals were pretty specific at the beginning of the year. I have worked hard at figuring out goals that I knew I could accomplish and … Continue reading Crushing Writing Goals is a Great Feeling!
Show your work. Seriously. Why are you writing or drawing or painting if you’re not going to show your work? Austin Kleon’s book called Show Your Work tells us how to do just that. I first learned about this book during a chat in the 10 Minute Novelists Facebook group. At that point, I followed … Continue reading How Do You Show Your Work the Best Way?
Are you struggling with book marketing? Are you looking for ways to simplify book marketing because you’re making it harder than it needs to be? Are you at a loss on how to market your books? If so, then Rachel Thompson’s 30-Day Book Marketing Challenge is a book you need to read. In February 2016, … Continue reading Are You an Author Struggling With Book Marketing?
Have you ever thought about becoming an author entrepreneur? If you’re reading this, chances are you are an author. If you’ve ever thought about making a business out of being an author, then this book, Business for Authors by Joanna Penn is a must. For six years, Penn has been a full-time author entrepreneur. The … Continue reading Are You Ready to Become an Author Entrepreneur?
Self-editing is one of the most important things we should do before we send a novel to an editor. We should also self-edit before we send an article, blog post, short story, or other writing to a client if we’re freelancing. We need to make sure whatever we’ve written is the best it can be. … Continue reading Top 10 Practical Ways to Self-edit Your Novel
What are your 2017 goals? Taking off from where I left off last week, I’m sharing my goals with you. I’ve learned how to set better goals since last year. Every year I get better and better with my writing. I learn new things through chats in my writing groups, like 10 Minute Novelists, on … Continue reading My Amazing 2017 Goals Will Rock This Year
Most writers are spending this last week reviewing their 2016 goals and looking ahead to 2017. I’ve been thinking about them for a couple of weeks. I didn’t hit all of my goals as I had wanted. But I sure gave it a better chance than last year. Every year things improve more for me. … Continue reading The Good and the Bad of My 2016 Writing Goals
Four. Four times. Four times I’ve started this book, and for the first time since I “won” my first National Novel Writing Month in 2012, I “won” this year. I pat myself on the back. I am so proud. And it’s not that I’m proud that I finished the 50,000 words of the NaNoWriMo challenge. … Continue reading Did you get good results with NaNoWriMo?