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
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!
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
This past Saturday the authors of DSRA sponsored three events open to the public. The morning began with DIY Self-Publishing Toolkit, a workshop presented by a panel of authors and PR professionals including: Delilah Devlin, Voirey Linger, Myla Jackson/Elle James, Shayla Kersten, and Kelli Reep. Local media and TV interviews drew a crowd of people… Continue reading DSRA’s Public Meeting and “Wild at Heart” Event