Holy Smokes! It’s almost December and I’m not nearly done with all my goals for this year. I have about half a month to complete them. Writing Goals to complete: One Harlequin Intrigue last 4 chapters Ugly Stick Saloon Book #5 for Samhain Billionaire Online Dating Service for Self Publishing Edits for Boots and Lace… Continue reading Racing for the Finish Line!
My husband and I recently hosted my niece’s outdoor wedding at our home. This was my first experience in hands-on wedding preparation. My sister and her best friends did the bulk of the hard work. Still, I’m exhausted by all that is involved in creating this beautiful ceremony. It occurred to me that it is much like… Continue reading How Planning a Novel Is Like Planning a Wedding
I’m a bit of a creature of habit. Sometimes this is a good thing. I rarely worry about what to have for breakfast because I eat the same thing five days a week: Every morning and every night I kiss the same hunky guy: [photo redacted because Fodder refuses to be fodder for my online… Continue reading Out of the Zone
Last month I talked about the idea of a business plan for authors, and it seemed to really hit a chord with many people. The idea of actually plotting out a writing career, much like one might plot a book, may seem like a foreign concept, but at its root, it makes perfect sense. You,… Continue reading The Business Plan: Part 2
The subject of a business plan has more information than I can put in just one post. This month I’ll be talking about what a plan is and why to consider one, and next month I will discuss the process of making a plan and factors to consider. ~ Voirey Talk of author business plans… Continue reading The Business Plan
This is the time of year when I like to stop and tale a look back at my writing journey. I’ve had a lot of fits and starts along the way. I was always a good writer, but I’ve learned there is a lot more that goes into writing than the words I put on… Continue reading The Learning Curve
This month, I had the interesting experience of helping my friend get her career plan mapped. Like many writers, she had ideas about what she wanted to accomplish but not much idea of how she was going to get from point A to point B. Very few people go into writing with a good idea… Continue reading Mapping Your Career Plan