The Truth About the Spin-Offs

I recently read this fantastic post by the fabulous Kristen Ashley, in which she describes why it’s okay to read outside the genre or subgenre you usually read. I LOVE this post. I don’t just mean I love brilliant Kristen Ashley (which I do, and whose books I absolutely adore and own in ebook, paperback, […]

Fear – Post 1

Today, I’m starting my series of posts on how I overcame my fear of writing (and a great many other things). FEAR. Hearing that word, even reading that word…it can send a chill down your spine. It can send goosebumps skittering across your skin. FEAR. It has the power to destroy you. But ONLY if […]

Today Is a Good Day

Today’s starting off on a good note… I am SO excited because Seaside Valleria 3 is off to my editor! Whew! This is off to my developmental editor, which could take a month or more, so I’m not expecting to work on it again July (I’m hoping for an August release if everything goes well). […]

Weekend Plans – Week 5

It’s the weekend! This weekend is a little bit different because I’ve also got Monday half off from the day job (I couldn’t take a whole day unfortunately). Looking at the bright side, that means an extra four hours of time I can devote to my author biz, which is great because I am SO […]

Weekend Progress – Week 4

So how did I do this weekend? Short answer: Not so great. Family drama sidelined me, so I’m reminding myself that progress not perfection is important. The weekend wasn’t a total wash, however. I did manage to write 5000 words in Seaside Valleria 3, mostly through dictation (I wrote more about that in a recent […]

Weekend Plans – Week 4

Another week, another weekend. Here are my author-y plans for the days ahead! You’ve probably noticed a pattern about my weekends, and that I’m working on the same books. When we’re close to crunch time (i.e., publication date) that’s typically how it goes. It’s different in the editing phase, because once the book’s in the […]

The Bright Side of the Muse – Part 5

Today is the last day in my muse series (at least for now). Today we’ll talk about the bright side of the muse – she has one, I promise! The great thing about the muse (or, really, creativity in general) is all the different directions it can take you. You can get inspired by the […]

The Dark Side of the Muse – Part 4

I’ll be spending the next couple days finishing up my muse series. We’ve talked about the muse in general, tempting her back, and what to do when she comes back with too many ideas. Today, I’ll talk about her dark side. Some might say the dark side of the muse is writer’s block (the dreaded […]

Muse-ic Overload – Part 3

So, I’ve talked about my bitchy muse and how I tempt her back, but what happens when she comes back with TOO many ideas? Most people will tell you that you can’t have too many ideas. They generally would be right. Having ideas sparks creativity, which can help your brain figure out which project you’ll take […]