New Release: The CONTRACT Between Heaven and Earth by John W. Howell and Gwen M. Plano

I don't think the joys of networking can be stressed enough. Too often authors seek and receive advice on writing, editing, publishing, and promotion, but networking gets overlooked in the commotion. And that's a shame because it's such a beautiful thing. It lets us build bridges, forge friendships, and share fabulous content with our readers … Continue reading New Release: The CONTRACT Between Heaven and Earth by John W. Howell and Gwen M. Plano

What Inspires You?

I had planned on spending today’s post talking about contract terms. I recently signed a contract and thought it might be nice to go over some of the terminology that writers might find confusing. But earlier this week my parents-in-law were visiting, so I couldn’t write ahead of schedule, and the day I set actually … Continue reading What Inspires You?

Inspiration for 2013’s Goals and Targets

Happy New Year! For those of you who thought the world was going to end in December (an end that the Mayan’s never in fact predicted), welcome back to the party. And it is a party, by the way. I have the highest hopes for 2013 being a fabulous year. It’s time for resolutions. It’s … Continue reading Inspiration for 2013’s Goals and Targets

Back to School Blues

So today is the first day of school for the kids— again. Where did the summer go? We had so many plans: picnics, vacations, honey-do list items… So little of it happened. Twelve weeks came and went as quickly as a visit home (which by the way, we also didn’t manage to squeeze in this … Continue reading Back to School Blues

Patience is a Virtue

So you've sent off your short story to a contest, or your query letter to an agent, or your manuscript to a publisher. And you wait. And you wait. And you wait. It can be agonizing. What's a writer to do? This is the age of instant gratification. If you need an answer immediately, go … Continue reading Patience is a Virtue

A Break in the Grind

Originally posted March 21, 2012 It's Spring Break. My kids are off school for the week and Corey's parents have driven down from Pennsylvania to visit. I barely have time for posts, let alone writing. But that's okay. It's great visiting. We haven't seen any family since Thanksgiving, and everyone's having a blast. But I'm … Continue reading A Break in the Grind