We need the fallow times as well as the creative and inspired, the down days as well as the up and energized. And everything in between.
I’m currently reading a mystery about authors by arguably one of the most well-known novelists in the world, J.K. Rowling, writing as Robert Galbraith. I’m finding Rowling’s commentary about the publishing industry, about writers and […]
I feel like many authors would agree that dialogue is both a joy and a little bit of a nuisance to write. Conversations are such critical elements in fiction, allowing the characters to meet, interact, […]
“Pivoting” is one of those buzzwords you hear a lot lately, along with “new normal,” “reinventing” and “intentional”. They start to mean less the more you hear them, to the point that my partner and […]
These are slow times in my marketing and writing, as I work through editing a manuscript and feel less than inspired to think of ways to publicize my work on social media or to set […]
2020 has been a lot of things… heartbreaking and shattering, upsetting and overwhelming, scary and confusing, inspirational and innovative and hopeful… giving us much to worry about and to mourn, many achievements to celebrate and […]
It’s been an incredibly strange time for all of us, strange and complicated and challenging, defined by fear, uncertainty, isolation, unity, unexpected blessings and unplanned burdens. In the first month or so of shelter in […]
Toward the end of 2019, I got really productive and finished two first drafts, which was gratifying, and then started editing them, which is painstaking, and began to think about marketing, which is downright painful. […]
I’d like to think that the books I write definitely work as binge-by-the-pool kind of reads, which aren’t necessarily light (though they can be) or long (though they can be), but are stories that for whatever reason draw you in, and allow you to read and read and read without becoming emotionally drained or bored or devastated. In a word, to binge.
After a December and January of intensive book marketing and back-to-back paperback releases, I fell back, somewhat exhausted, into my safe, familiar routine of writing and editing. The only downside to being an indie author, […]
Happy 2019! The year started off on a fun note for me, with all the excitement of a new book release. Though it’s my 13th time publishing a book, I pushed myself to do a […]