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 … Continue reading When Your Dream is Bigger than your Budget
It's been months since I've really written. Not just months. Years, if I'm going to be really honest with myself. Oh, I've written sporadically here and there. I finished a book at the end of last year, but it needs such massive work I just don't know what to do with it. I finished a … Continue reading Is This the End?
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 … Continue reading The Art of Procrastination
Looking back at my blog over the past couple of months, I see nothing but sporadic re-blogs. I've barely posted at all, but that isn't because I don't have anything to say. It's because I have so much to write about, I can hardly get my thoughts in order. Do I talk about the election … Continue reading Too Much to Say
Writing is difficult. Sometimes it's torture. Other times it's blissfully easy. Most of the time, for me, it's hard work. Over the past four days, it's been all of those things. As I iron out the final chapters of The Coven, I'm forcing myself to write one sentence at a time, one after the other, … Continue reading Writing Isn’t Easy