I Won an Award. What Does It Mean?

Before I ever published my first book, I dreamed of having a shiny “Award Winner” sticker on the front of it. The raised embossing, the way it catches the light, the intricate design, forever displayed on the cover of my book. At the end of 2019, I discovered a...
Your First Few Paragraphs

Your First Few Paragraphs

Have you ever watched a movie? I’m sure you have. Have you ever sat in a movie theater, watching a movie you’ve been anticipating for months? Years? Your hand is poised in front of your mouth, that piece of popcorn long forgotten as the main character has...
Let It Flow – A Writer’s Parody

Let It Flow – A Writer’s Parody

The screen glow white on my laptop tonight, Not a sentence to be seen. This deadline is overwhelming, And when’s the last time I was seen? This story’s howling But it’s jumbled up inside. Couldn’t keep it in Even if I tried. Don’t tell do show, No head-hopping, Be the...

Time Management vs Time Scheduling

Time Management vs Time Scheduling   The number one thing I hear from authors making big bucks from their books is Time Management. But Time Management is such a broad term. It simply means, “To use one’s time effectively and efficiently.” What the heck does that...

I Have Too Many Books Left In Me

This post is going to be unlike any that I’ve ever written. I’m getting real, because maybe if I scare myself a little bit more, something will finally happen. 2019 is going to be a year of big changes for me. I learned this year that I’m capable of...

Types of Editing – by Amy McNulty

Types of Editing by Amy McNulty Amy is more than just my editor. She is a reader, a self-proclaimed fangirl, and an author herself. She has over fourteen books of her own, and had edited countless others. Most importantly, Amy has become a dear friend, and I am...