My debut novel, SANDMAN, was released December 15, 2018. Writing it was my second job for the last two years. My first job takes me to a local college where I work with a great team to ensure the best possible education for transfer students. I have to be there at 8:30, and I leave … Continue reading Marketing woes of a new author
Several years ago, at a GCLS conference far, far away, I had the pleasure of meeting one of the coolest women ever. I was a con virgin, and she was a one woman welcome committee. She wasn't actually the only person making people feel welcome. In fact, the conference is one of the most welcoming … Continue reading Interview with the Writer’s Digest award winning author, Beth Burnett
On December 15, 2018, Sandman was released to the world. Sandman was my first attempt at a full novel. Before 2018, I had no idea what writing, editing, and publishing a book meant, not really. I also did not realize that writing "The End" or finding a publisher is not the end game. Oh my … Continue reading Sliding into 2019 as an author
Until recently, I had not heard of the fundraising app known as Patreon and, when I did, I brushed it off as another Go Fund Me application where friends and family might throw a few dollars your way before the repeated posting gets annoying and they hide the content forever. Then I noticed a Patreon … Continue reading What is this Patreon you speak of?
In December, my first novel will hit the selves. That both excites and terrifies me. It also gives me pause. It has been a journey like the journey of most aspiring authors. I started full of ideas and passion. It got hard. I got stuck. I stopped. I got a renewed sense of determination. I … Continue reading Writing Tips That Have Served Me Well
Editing sucks. There. I said it. Except it doesn't have to, or at least I don't think it does. I am not saying that it doesn't stink when your editor or beta reader says something like, "Good premise, but I can't connect to the character" or "I like where you were going, but the scene fell … Continue reading Close your eyes to see
Most of us have heard this advice and thought, "But what I know is boring," or "What I know has already been written." Here's the thing. "Write what you know" is not about me writing a story about a woman who got pregnant at 17, married at 18, had some more kids, and divorced before … Continue reading Write What You Know