Writing

My First Rejection

You never forget your first. I know that saying is more often used in reference to something else (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) but the same sentiment can also be applied to rejection letters. Recently, while sorting through boxes of papers in my home...

Just Keep Swimming

Is it really February already? Also, how is it only February? The pandemic has made me feel like time no longer has any meaning. I can go days without knowing what actual day it is and then panic when I realize how much time has passed. I am...

How to Build Your Author Brand

As if writing and revising a book wasn’t hard enough, in today’s digital world, authors are also being called upon to do a lot more self-promotion. While this is a daunting task for anyone, it can be even more overwhelming for a person...

Unstuck

Unstuck

Truth: after making great headway with my next book during my recent writing retreat, I’ve been stuck. My characters stopped talking to me. Imposter syndrome washed over me in a big way. Everything I tried to write was crap. It got to the point...

A Writing Escape

Back in March, in the before times, I had booked myself a four day writing retreat at a lovely local hotel. I almost cancelled it as the pandemic was officially declared just a few days before I left and concerns were starting to rise. But I...