Okay, so it’s not the most professional lead in. But yeah, I said it. I peruse several writer forums and on all of them, I see people looking for excuses not to write. They say they are writers, claim their book is the best idea ever. But they don’t write. Their posts are full of… Continue reading Shut up and Write!
If you follow this blog, you have probably noticed that I’m a fan of setting goals. Big goals, little goals, goals for word count, sales and income… I’m all over them. They help me visualize where I want to go and who I want to be as a writer. Plus, meeting a goal feels so… Continue reading Goals!
On Saturday, the hubby took me to lunch at Panera then turned me loose in the Barnes & Noble to cash out a gift card he’d given me. Later that evening, I spent a blissful hour in the tub covered up to my neck in bubbles and clutching a Susan Elizabeth Phillips novel in my… Continue reading Gooooooal!
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
Deadlines and real life don’t mix. They can’t peacefully coexist. at least they can’t in my house. The minute I’m under deadline, chaos erupts and the world goes crazy. This month is a perfect example. I have a July 1 deadline for a project which seemed to be on track and moving smoothly. Then i… Continue reading Under Pressure
In the past month, we’ve had a lot of talk about writing goals on this blog. I babbled about the challenges I face in trying to juggle regular writing time into my day, Megan recapped the inspiration we found at our writer’s retreat at a gorgeous lodge in the Ozarks, and Cyndi explored the concept… Continue reading Pushing it