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18 Jun 2012
For me, the act or art of writing is very easy. It flows, it works, and I’m thankful that anytime I sit at the keyboard, things happen. The words ‘writers block’ never applied to me and I hope they never do. I pride myself on working on multiple projects to stay busy, but in reality, the projects come to me. I’m forever taking notes for a new idea or talking into a tape recorder...
24 May 2012
What’s your schedule like?
Are you a morning person, or a night person? Do you just write when the precious seconds come? Or do you plan it all out?
I find myself always questioning my writing process, more so because of how business life has become for myself and my family. My kids are growing like crazy – our oldest is starting pre-school in four months. Our youngest just turned two and is out to...
10 May 2012
To talk about fear is something I greatly fear. To have the idea of sharing my greatest fear, no matter what it may be, is actually in some ways my greatest fear within itself.
I cannot begin to get into the details of the past year of my personal life, which coincides with my business and writing life. To say things have done a 180 would be an understatement. I’m not sure how many spins my life has...
18 Apr 2012
I’m really excited at this point.
The first book of the Minivan Mom Mystery Series is released, and better yet, it’s selling. We have the Kindle version out along with the paperback version. The response has been great – people are reading, enjoying, and leaving great reviews.
The next step in this project is the second book. We have come up with a title, a cover, and even a scheduled release...
28 Mar 2012
In today’s wild publishing world, there’s a new, fun term floating around.
Meet… the hybrid author.
Just think, two years ago, if you were querying an agent and you mentioned you had a self-published book, it would probably work against you. Sure, there are those rare cases when someone makes it big with a self-published book, but generally speaking, you queried an agent about a new project and...
16 Mar 2012
How can I self-critique myself when I am indeed perfect, amazing, and only have to write a single draft because it’s just that darn good…
Oh, sorry, I just woke up from a strange dream.
Writing is all about the ending product. That’s what readers get. Much like buying, say, a table, a reader gets that finished product. Most readers will read the book and chuck it into a corner, a library, or a...
25 Feb 2012
2011 saw a wild ride for myself, beginning with the notion that I could chase down a dream that seemed to be split too far to actually do something with.
From the beginning of the beginning – maybe when I was eight and read Pet Cemetery or maybe when I was twelve and wrote my first “novel” and made everyone I knew read it – I always wanted to own a business and wanted to do something in the...
8 Nov 2011
NaNoWriMo… something sort of mad, something crazy, something that’s, well, easy.
Yeah, I said it. Easy.
But what about kidslifesportsworkingeatingsleepingreadingthepaperwatchinghthenewsreadingabookactuallywritingabook?
Yes, we all know that life has a funny way of getting in the way of the things we really want to do. And when you look at the reality of NaNoWriMo, that’s what it shows...