This Author’s Six Month Checkup

January 1 was (roughly) six months ago. I hate making resolutions, but I had a lot of plans for this year. Isn't it funny how things change? My plans have morphed (in some cases, considerably), and I thought I'd tell you how it's all shaping up. Am I celebrating? Read on to find out. If... Continue Reading →

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Are you sick of me asking where the week went? I am. But I still can't believe how fast the days are passing. (I'd say I sound like an old lady, but my kids would agree too quickly. And enthusiastically.) Anyway, this week's post spoke to me because I spent a good chunk of my... Continue Reading →

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

Ciao, folks. Sorry about the delay with this one. As you've probably noticed, I've been busy, busy, busy! Without further ado, this week's inspiration: This quote is by Patricia Fuller. It resonated with me because, in addition to finishing a first draft and releasing a novella this week, I've been pouring over galley proofs for... Continue Reading →

Write Drunk, Edit Sober?

If you're a writer, you've heard that saying. (If you skipped the title, look up or at the graphic.) Have you ever tried it? The first part, I mean. I have to say, I haven't. But there have been days I considered it. Oh, there have been days... Editing, however, is another matter. That's when... Continue Reading →

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

This week was all about editing. I edited for clients, I edited for friends. And now I'm going through three massive galley edits of my own work. That's a lot of editing. I thought this quote was appropriate because of both its beauty and its accuracy. Writing is a passion---a burning need to share a... Continue Reading →

Author Inspiration and This Week’s Writing Links

I've decided I'm going to analyze my writing week (every week) and share the motto that best fits what I experienced. This week, editing was a primary focus. Not because I was busy with editing clients, but because one of my novels had an editor I wasn't happy with, and it finally caught up to... Continue Reading →

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