I made my first sale three years ago, February 2010. Some days I remember every detail of that day. Others, the excitement is old news. The rush of getting that email faded, leaving me little jaded and, I admit, a bit impatient with people who aren’t to that point yet. But I try to hold… Continue reading Getting the email… My first sale
I’m prepping to head to the Romantic Times Booklovers convention in Kansas City next month. Yes, I have to start this far ahead of time. I know my fellow Diamonds will snicker when they read this, but I’m not really the most outgoing person in a crowd. They’re laughing because they know that once I… Continue reading Unconventional convention chick
I am small press published. Over the last few years I’ve tried to explain what that means to my non-writer friends and family to varying degrees of success. What it always boils down to is this: You can’t buy my books in Wal-Mart, Target, or Barnes and Noble. Yet. For me, making my foray into… Continue reading Small presses can lead to big dreams
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!
I love the start of a new year. I’m a clean slate kind of girl. The weirdo who makes her bed before she can get into it. The type to wipe a counter clean and clear before cluttering it up with baking supplies. A brand new year is the perfect excuse to allow my inner… Continue reading Clean slate
Most of us have something that sets us off, a trigger that brings the full-on cray-cray. Most writers I know talk about that moment of panic hitting them right after they hit ‘send’ on a submission. My first submission had me a bit anxious. By a bit, I mean I was sick to my stomach… Continue reading Moments of Crazy
Diamond State Romance Authors Chapter 210 of Romance Writers of America® Presents DIY: A Toolbox for Self-Publishing Date: November 17, 2012 Workshop Presentation: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon The workshop schedule includes: · Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing · PR/Marketing · Where to Publish (including small press/e-press options) · Editing · Q&A This group… Continue reading DIY: A Toolbox for Self-Publishing