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
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?
The Miracle Morning is truly a miracle. This book has brought me to life like I never really thought anything could do. Off and on for several years, I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety. I’ve worried myself sick at times over things that were happening in my life, and I’ve stressed out about things that … Continue reading The Miracle Morning Brings You to Life
Sarah Lentz The Hypothyroid Writer October 2016 205 pages $2.99 eBook, $12.99 paperback Health, Fitness, and Dieting Are you a writer struggling to write while dealing with hypothyroidism? If so, you’re not alone. This book, The Hypothyroid Writer, will help you deal with this problem. Lentz divides the book into two parts. In the … Continue reading Do You Suffer from Hypothyroidism and are a Writer?
To do or not to do Facebook, that is the question. People say they stay off of Facebook because it’s not that important to them. As much as I would like to avoid this social media some days, I can’t. You’re probably thinking, Why not? Avoiding Facebook isn’t that easy for me. Up until March … Continue reading Top 7 Reasons I Can’t Give up Facebook
One of the toughest niches to break into is travel writing. It’s one of the niches I enjoy writing. One of the reasons it’s hard is because the niche has some qualities that the other writing niches don’t. However, if you are determined to write travel articles, it can be done. Make sure you have … Continue reading 8 Qualities You Need to be a Great Travel Writer
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
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?