Live Your Best Writing Life in 2019

If you’re like a lot of writers, you’ve probably put together a list of goals or resolutions for the New Year. Maybe you fell short of your goals last year and are hoping to do better in 2019. Or, maybe 2018 exceeded all expectations and you’re looking to repeat your success in the New Year. …

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When Your Dream is Bigger than your Budget

I'm sure you've heard the old adage, "It takes money to make money." This is true even in publishing - maybe especially in publishing. This post isn't going to harp on the recent scandal involving the YA author who bulk-purchased her book in order to inflate sales numbers. Nope. This is about the cost of …

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The Art of Procrastination

This post is all about procrastination. In fact, my purpose for writing this post is so I can avoid working on my poem-in-progress and/or editing the first draft of my completed novel. Procrastination is an art. Well, it is if you work at it enough. All the things I ordinarily don't want to do suddenly …

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Reestablishing a Writing Routine

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Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors

We go through great changes in our lives. It’s frankly inevitable. In fact, I remember someone telling me once in high school that in a twenty-five year period, it was likely that we would change our city/town, home, job, education status, socioeconomic status, political party, religion, and/or a whole bunch of other stuff. And when that happens, writing routines established over time and perhaps uninterrupted for years, are suddenly thrown out the window. And then where are you?

A couple of months ago, I moved into a new apartment so I could start a new job after a job search that lasted several months. Now, prior to this move, I would’ve said to anyone who asked that I didn’t really have a writing routine, that I just wrote wherever I could. Well, that is kind of true, because I do tend to write whenever I can if it’s convenient for…

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What I Learned from NaNoWriMo

Today I completed 50,000 words, thus making me a #NaNoWriMo2015 winner. Winning NaNo was a goal I'd set for myself a few weeks ago, and I am definitely feeling a sense of accomplishment for having achieved this goal. I'm pleased that I now have 50K words toward my first draft, but the greatest takeaway from …

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