Start Writing For The Busy Writer – Part Two

Welcome to the second session of the Start Writing for the Busy Writer blog series. Last month I covered facing your fears. In this month's blog, I address an issue writers loathes. Time. Time is the biggest reason writers give for not writing, and an excuse I've used too. My personal journey with finding time to write [...]

Start Writing For The Busy Writer – Part One

When people discover I’m a writer, frequent questions I’m asked are (1) how I got started (2) how and where I find stories ideas and (3) how I find the time to write. I’ve answered these questions at book signings, and on various blog posts, but I thought I’d put my answers together in a [...]

By | 2017-05-09T05:32:57+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Categories: Writing Tips|Tags: , , |1 Comment

30 Days of Writing – What I learned

During the month of May, I participated in a 30 Days of Writing Challenge. What a great experience! The host, Fiction Blueprints, did an amazing job of providing helpful posts on how to get started, developing the story and characters, and posted inspiring quotes to keep me motivated to write every day.My goal was to finish writing [...]

What’s Your Daily 5?

Image courtesy of stockimages at FreeDigitalPhotos.net The last couple weeks I've been talking about goals, dreams and how to stay focused. Today I'm asking "What drives you daily? What keeps you focused on your dreams?" For me it’s my daily 5. Curious? Here's a link to Kelly L. Stone’s site, author of TIME TO WRITE, [...]

Writing Challenge – Take Two

Welcome, welcome! Writing challenges are a great way to stretch yourself either in meeting a deadline or increasing your daily word counts. Here's what I learned from mine. Starting August, I'm doing another writing challenge to finish my story Deadly Bloodlines, book 1 in my Deadly Series. I'm at 48k words and aiming to get to [...]

Self-Publishing – Templates and Checklists. Oh My!

Self-publishing can be a daunting journey which is why I decided to blog about my experience. My hope is to save others from heartache, raised blood pressure levels, and hair loss. :-) In my first post, I started with a simple list. In my last self-publishing post, I talked about writing your bio. This week I'm talking about creating templates [...]

NaNoWriMo – Is this the end?

IT'S HERE! The end of NANO! You made it! All that blood, sweat, tears, and missed episodes of your favorite TV shows was worth it, but is it really the end? Image courtesy of Arztsamui at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Heck no! It's just the beginning. Now that the 50K (or how ever many words you managed) is done, here [...]

30 Days of a Deadly Thriller

Image courtesy of thaikrit at FreeDigitalPhotos.net When I published my first book, For the Love of Jazz in December of  2012, I was ecstatic that shortly after, I got the idea for a 3 book series from another story, Deadly Bloodlines.There's nothing like the thrill ride of that first story idea, especially when it [...]

It’s Time to Write!

Happy Friday! Those of you who know me, have heard me say several times, "If something is important to you, you make time for it." For years my writing schedule was horrific! Non existent if I were being truthful. More than anything I wanted to be a published author, but I didn't know how to discipline [...]

5 Benefits to Using a Calendar

I was never the calendar type. I'd shake my head at people who lugged around their organizers (non-digital) stuffed with papers. From the time digital organizers came out I had one. It beeped to remind me what I needed to do, when, and made it easy to reschedule tasks. I have, without much luck, tried to [...]

By | 2017-05-09T05:33:56+00:00 February 27th, 2013|Categories: Get Organized|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 5 Benefits to Using a Calendar