There are a ton of great things about this business. Things that never get old. A yes, when you were prepared for a no. Phone calls that make your heart break into a gallop. Gifts from the cover art angels in your inbox. A galley. Preorder buttons. Release day. Reviews that make a writer go… Continue reading Never gets old, never gets easier
In my day job, I track bits and pieces of inventory from the moment they come through one door until we ship them out another. I’m pretty much the same way with my writing. I’m all about accountability. I love trackers, thrive on goals, and always try to exceed expectations. Even if they are my own.… Continue reading Mags the counter
Okay, I pretty much slagged off most of December, so I’m posting here in hopes of gaining a little accountability. Here’s what I have in the hopper: Spring Chickens is scheduled for release on January 8, 2015 I have a two drafts to complete – Bossy Pants and Full Court Press I’m still waiting on… Continue reading Feet to the fire!
10) The buying power of tech-savvy Boomer and Gen X demographics have finally caught the publishing industry’s attention. 9) Is there anything sexier than a hero with a few character lines in his face? 8) The majority of romance readers are women 30-54 years old and they want to see more heroines like themselves. 7)… Continue reading Like Fine Wine: Mags gives 10 good reasons to write about love after 40
It’s the time of year when the Christmas carols start playing in a continuous loop. I’m sure it’s just a matter of time before I’m whistling Santa Baby and queuing up Snoopy’s Christmas on the playlist, but for now the only thing I can think about is the fact that I’ve got a story nearly… Continue reading 12 Weeks on Submission
I wrote the first chapter of my first novel six years ago this month. I’m happy to report that I’ve learned a number of lessons in those years. To celebrate, I thought I’d list six of those lessons. 1) Adverbs: The publishing world hates them, which makes me sad. I love them. 2) Prologues: Oops.… Continue reading Six lessons learned
I’ve been suffering a pretty strong vacation urge for the last couple of years. When one moves 500+ miles from family and friends and marries into a ready-made family, vacation time is usually eaten up with trips back home or activities to entertain the kids. My husband and I haven’t taken a trip that wasn’t… Continue reading Mags’s Magnificent Adventure!