I have a old-time favorite author who doesn’t put out much today. It all seemed to start when she won a RITA from RWA back a number of years ago. She mentally locked up. Could produce nothing. In her mind, everything she wrote was horrible. She studied every word, every phrase she work. She analyzed… Continue reading Too Paralyzed to write?
I am getting near the end of book 4 in the Texas Montgomery Mavericks Series. But I’m having trouble finishing it. It’s not that I don’t know what’s going to happen…I do. I’m not really a plotter but at this point in any book (I’m setting up the Big Black Moment), I know exactly what… Continue reading Trouble Finishing A Book
I’m published with Samhain Publishing. I mention this because their “routine” is digital release first, followed by the print version (for word counts greater than 50k) about a year later. This means I do line edits TWICE. Once for digital and one for print. I know what you’re thinking…you did the edits for the digital… Continue reading Doing My Edits
Below is the actual picture of my tube of toothpaste and my husband’s tube of toothpaste. Which one is which? Before I tell you the answer….have you made your decision? Ready? Really ready? I’m on the left. Husband is on the right. Which one of us is doing it right? It doesn’t matter, does… Continue reading Are You a Messy Or Neat Writer?
This morning the lead speaker at a local RWA chapter’s weekend retreat backed out of speaking. Her reasoning? She didn’t think she’d sell enough of her books. She usually requires $1500 speaker’s fee and this chapter was paying her $75 +room and board. It simply wasn’t worth her time and effort to go, even though… Continue reading Your Word is Your Bond
Last week, I had a timeshare week that hubby and I forgot about. It was not far from where I live now…about 2.5 hours. It’s a nice condo and hubby suggested I go up for a week and write. I know me. I need a foot in the a$$ sometimes to get the job done.… Continue reading Does Peer Pressure Work?
I struggle with names…Names for my characters; Names for my cities; Names for bars, restaurants, etc. If something has a proper name in my book, trust me when I say I struggled over it. I have even changed my hero, heroine and antagonist names more than once WHILE writing my books. Let’s just say that… Continue reading What in a Name? Name my town!