Since I’ve just completed my first experience with a designer for Pennies from Burger Heaven, I want to share with you what I’ve learned. Know this above all else: [Read more…]
I landed a publisher for my debut novel! SkipJack Publishing will launch my literary suspense, Pennies from Burger Heaven, on January 21, 2016. I’m beyond thrilled about this, and my success is an important lesson for us all…
I recently learned a valuable lesson after finishing the first draft of my latest novel that you should know for your writing. I realize now that I wrote Hell Bent and Heaven Bound (a 325-page manuscript) using three different methods.
At the time, I had no clue that’s what I’d done because I felt too lost in the day-to-day struggles of trying to create. I wasn’t analyzing my process because I was too busy trying to survive.
One skill every successful writer needs is…
The good news is within the last two weeks I achieved my goal to write 1,400 – 1,5000 words everyday on my novel.
They are ugly and rough, but I still got the bones of my story down on paper. That alone thrills me, but even more so when I realized it totaled to 10,000 new words each week. This doesn’t include additional blog posts, client projects, etc., so woohoo! Yea, me!
The bad news is — you might be making the same mistake, too… [Read more…]
I didn’t get enough sleep the night before (turns out, the tea I drank after dinner wasn’t herbal; it had caffeine). It took me hours to fall asleep.
I woke up at 6:15 a.m. after not enough Z’s, drug my arse up to work on my novel a while. I wrote 1,000 ugly, awful words.
That session should’ve satisfied me for the day, but it didn’t. I did something that changed my attitude and helped my writing… [Read more…]
The trail itself isn’t hard (3.4 miles round trip, with only a few steep spots), but the sudden change in elevation made this Texas girl dizzy at first. My husband marched on, no problem, but I made us stop several times to rest. We got hot and sweaty, then it rained on us and we got cold and tired. I wasn’t sure I could make it the top, then, I had an epiphany to help you and me both…