I’m a list maker and a goal setter. I start my day with a little note pad and I write down what I need to accomplish before I crawl back into bed. Kind of OCD but I can’t seem to get through the day without something to check off and I get a feeling of… Continue reading Re-defining goals
When I begin a new project, I start with the main premise, the setting, the characters, and basically everything except the subplot. I generally write subplot as I write the first draft with no planning involved. I depend on my characters to dictate their own subplots, and that usually works for me. (Although my current… Continue reading Subplots: The Other Stories in the Story
This year at Romance Writers of America’s annual conference, I received my 25-book pin from Harlequin. I spent a week in Atlanta attending the conference while my work piled up at home. Deadlines grew tighter with each day I was at conference. But it was worth it. Now, I have two weeks to write 50,000… Continue reading Deadline Hell
Margaret wrote recently about her love for gadgets and capturing that moment of inspiration. But what if you’re searching for that inspiration? I can generally come up with some fairly good story themes. (Notice that I didn’t say “plot” – I’m still learning about plotting.). For example: what if you got what you always wanted,… Continue reading Inspire me!
I read blogs like some people read the daily newspaper. There’s a wealth of information from other writers on every facet of the business. When I discovered that Google Reader was going away, I was inconsolable. You think this is an exaggeration, right? I assure you that I moaned and complained for a month about… Continue reading Lovin’ on Bloglovin’
Nearly three years ago, an idea sparked a story in my mind. The story so enthralled my new mommy neurons, dulled by repeated late night feedings and thousands of diaper changes, I decided to write it down. At age twenty seven, with high school and college English classes so far in my rear-view-mirrow I could… Continue reading The Plot Twist Broke My Ankle
Spreading yourself too thin Right before my book came out I struggled on how I could get my name out there. I kept searching for ways to get more traffic to my blog and my website. It was so mind boggling that I didn’t know where to start. So I asked the groups I… Continue reading Spreading yourself too thin