Every author will tell you that characters don’t always do what we had planned for them. And stories don’t always stick to the plot points in our outlines. (The nerve of them! Right?) But that’s fiction. In real life, we can plan better. Prepare. Have each and every minute step mapped out in fine detail,… Continue reading Imagine If We Could Rewrite Life
Shhh . . . and don't you dare pinch me. I'm not ready to wake up. I am having the most amazing dream . . . so much better than the one I’ve been having for years. You remember that one? I’m sure I’ve told you about it before—the one where I become a published author and share my… Continue reading Who Says Dreams Don’t Come True?
Happy New Year! . . . and good riddance to 2015. Yeah, I know I’m a week late. I have a really good excuse though! I've been busy writing. I never make New Year resolutions—those things most people toss around casually with no real intention of following through on. Anyone can throw out a general statement: This year I’m… Continue reading A New Year, New Goals, and a New Plan of Attack
I started my blog about six months ago. Since then, I’ve written several posts that talk about my dream of becoming an author. I even wrote a post solely devoted to the idea. (Chasing A Dream) But here’s the thing I’ve come to realize about dreams: most times they’re unrealistic fantasies, things we wish… Continue reading 2015: The Year of Lessons Learned…and the End of the Foolish Dreamer
Every writer has heard this phrase. We know it’s a crucial part of our career, whether we choose the indie or traditional publishing route. But what does it really mean? I could tell you to go ask my good friend, Google. He knows everything and can point you to tons of books, blogs, videos,… Continue reading You Need to Build an Author Platform
I’m really bad with directions and get lost almost every time I go somewhere new. So it only makes sense that I’d make a few wrong turns on my journey as an author. Okay, it was more than a few . . . and they were major detours. I could sit here and make up all kinds of excuses… Continue reading Finding My Way