After seeing several blog posts and other references to #PitMad and #PitchMadness and a #Plethora of other Twitter author pitch contests, I decided to see what all the fuss was about. Now, this method is not for everyone and it will certainly never replace the querying process, but I decided to go for it. I… Continue reading All aTwitter: Some Insight Into Author Pitch Contests
Who knew? The first chapter of a novel can, literally, make or break its success. Oh. You knew this? Well, bear with me. I am learning as I go here. So, I made the classic rookie mistake. I began my novel the way it began in my head: with my protagonist waking up. It is how many… Continue reading The Importance of The First Chapter
As I got older, my eyes got weaker. Something I blamed on age. It never crossed my mind that it was my lifestyle. Boy was I wrong. I went to the doctor, and had an eye opening experience. No pun intended. I work during the day as an ultrasound tech, which means I… Continue reading Our eyes, the windows to our world that we destroy a little each day.
“It’s not personal.” Don’t you love the saying? I’ll bet you do. About as much as you like a slap in the face. Inevitably, this phrase comes on the heels of some sort of criticism. Whether the opinion is engineered to help or hurt, it seldom gives a rosy flutter in your heart. They say,… Continue reading It’s Not Personal