I know I've been quiet for a few weeks, but I'm still here. Recently, I’ve heard a lot of authors, some wildly successful, say that the hardest part of writing a book is actually finishing the story. Following their advice, last month I changed my normal writing process and set out to finish writing my… Continue reading Still in the Race . . . A Brief Update for All You Inquiring Minds
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
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
It takes courage and determination to reach our goals. Above all else, we must never give up.
Procrastination Simply put—finding every conceivable excuse under the sun to avoid doing the one thing you’re supposed to be doing.