Voirey Linger I see the topic of book length come up quite frequently in writers’ circles. What’s too long? What’s too short? How big should a scene or chapter be? The advice tossed around can be very confusing because, well, quite simply, there is no one right answer. Books are as long as the story,… Continue reading How Long Is a Book?
By Voirey Linger As writers, we deal with failure regularly in the form of the dreaded rejection. We hear regularly that it’s part of the business. But it’s more than just a facet of business, it’s part of life. No one is completely successful at everything they attempt. Everyone fails. But too often we see… Continue reading Failure: Take It Like a Scientist
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
~ Voirey Linger Watching your book flop is never pretty. Believe me, I know from first-hand experience. It hurts to admit it, but it’s true. I set my darling fly like an eagle, free and soaring high above the world, and it took a header into the pavement. No matter how many times I picked… Continue reading Success and Selling Out
One of my favorite authors recently put out a call for help in promoting her next release, and I wanted to help her. I need to strengthen my own platform, and I know networking with other authors is one way to do so. Since I like her work anyway, I was eager to do what… Continue reading You’re Not Alone: Join a Street Team with Sandra Jones
Voirey Linger As I write this, I’m staring at a story that is over two-thirds written. I love my characters. I love how they interact and how their relationship is moving along. There is romance, angst, joy, serious tragedy and humor. Sounds great, right? Except it’s not. I wrote out that black moment and this… Continue reading When the Story Falls Apart
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