As I'm nearing the completion of Alabama Rain, my mind is drifting to the three-ring circus that is the book launch. And it is a three-ring circus! First and foremost, let's get one thing straight: This is not an advice post. I'd love for this to turn into a discussion, so please flood me with comments. … Continue reading Book Launches
How the hell are you supposed to see no evil on the internet? It's the internet! Last week we talked about speaking no evil—biting our tongues when we otherwise might not want to. (Unless of course someone is being legitimately abusive in some way.) The week before that we talked about hearing no evil, which … Continue reading See No Evil
I'm going to keep this evening's blog post short and sweet, but I really didn't want to sit on this news any longer! If you follow me on Instagram (and if not, why not?) then you may have noticed I already spilled the beans there. Ayup, that's me...breaking out of my shell and heading to … Continue reading All About The Indies
So, my amazing contact at ProWritingAid emailed me yesterday to say how glad she was that the giveaway went so well, and she wanted to thank all of you for participating with such enthusiasm so... She is hooking you up!! One of my goals when I started this whole indie journey was that I wanted to one … Continue reading AMAZING DEAL: ProWritingAid
"There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed." - Ray Goforth We've survived a full-week of 2018, ya'll. 🙂 I hope it's shaping up to be a good one … Continue reading Stepping Up for 2018—The SMART Way
One day, it will be over. There will be two dates, either side of a dash—make sure that dash is not empty. Make sure it is full of life. - Quote from a Fearless Motivation motivational speech, full speech below. Remember back in 2016 when everyone was so excited for that horrible, crappy year to … Continue reading Mapping Out My 2018
The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. -Sylvia Plath First things first! Congratulations to Rebecca Yelland for winning the giveaway hosted by Vania Rheault! Let me tell you what she won: Signed copies of Sex, Love, & Technicalities and Sex, Love, & Formalities. A cute notebook A shawl perfect for snuggling up with a book … Continue reading Going Forward: Self-Publish or Trad?
First things first, there is still time to enter the giveaway above. The lovely Vania Rheault is hosting this giveaway on her blog, and you can find my interview with her here, where you can find out how to enter the giveaway. (If I may say, one of the teas I selected for this giveaway … Continue reading Sex, Love, and Formalities : Launch Day
I sometimes wonder if other authors grieve their characters once they've finished writing a book or series. I finished writing Sex, Love, and Formalities a few weeks ago, with minor tweaks here and there based off editor and/or beta feedback...but for all intents and purposes, the story of Briella Logan is finished. She's the first … Continue reading Author Confession
Mistakes are proof that you are trying. -Unknown Ugh. It's Monday. We must all drudge back to our places of work and cope with a certain amount of monotony until we get to fight traffic to get back home. But, it's also the day I have penciled in to really get cracking on edits and revisions … Continue reading Won’t You Be My Beta?