Some time back I started a Medical-Romance and sent it to a known Med/Rom publisher (who, for the purposes of this blog will remain nameless.) It got rejected. Oh, not because the writing was bad. The editor loved the writing. But there was too much suspense for her line and she suggested a couple of… Continue reading Being the Antagonist is FUN!
This is not the usual post you’ll find here but then again, it sort of is. Romance authors are a unique breed. We support other authors by teaching, coaching, critiquing, or maybe just listening as someone regales the story of the last rejection or the new multi-book contract. It’s a way to pay it forward… Continue reading Remembering Debut Author Bridget Zinn
It’s that time again…writers’ conferences are starting up for 2013. Some of us are old heads, but some of us are relative newbies. There’s always questions about what to do, what to say, what is the worst thing, etc. So let’s go over some basic things you should do (or have) for conference and then… Continue reading Conference Dos and Don’ts
I’m in the middle of edits today on my medical romance short story that will be in the Mammoth Book of Medical Romance that comes out this year. I enjoy doing edits but they make me nervous. I’m so afraid I’ll miss a misspelling, or a lost word or something. When my first book came… Continue reading Edits Are So Much Fun!
Why do you write? Are you “driven” to put those words in your head on paper? Are you just dying to see your name on the cover of a book? You just love getting those monthly royalty checks? All those are true, for sure. However, there is another totally selfish reason I enjoy writing…the writer… Continue reading Writer Perks
Routines. Habits. Daily Practices. We all have them. Did you know all these habits are ‘stored’ in a particular part of your brain? And that once you learn a habit, you can’t ‘unlearn’ it? That’s what I want to talk about today…routines. On Mondays, I clean house. My trash is picked up on Tuesdays, so… Continue reading Habits and Routines. Do you have good ones?
Back in the spring of 2010, Gwen Hernandez and I teamed up to teach a WordPress.com workshop for the RWA PRO Community. During that three week period, seventy-five new author websites were built. Since July, I have built two completely new websites. One for Oklahoma City RWA (http://okrwa.com/) and one for an author (not released… Continue reading Author Websites – Necessary or Not?