• February 2013
    I'm saying yes to (and seeking out) opportunities to talk about my books the old-fashioned way-- in person, even if it means I'm the least known writer in the room or if I'm sitting in a living room full of book club readers. I think I originally...
  • January 2013
    4 weeks before my pub date, many months after my editor and beta readers had signed off, I discovered a chunk of typos and handed my manuscript off to a fresh pair of eyes. While I had enough time to make corrections, my critics called me out for...
  • December 2012
    I always appreciate it when I can get such specific advice. Thank you for this. The unrealistic expectations arrive with your audience too...many of my readers keep asking me how many books I've sold only 8 weeks into publishing. I needed a reminder...
  • November 2012
    I question this one often. As an avid blog reader, I often find myself drawn to blogs that both 1) offer me useful content and 2) provide me with a sense of connection to the writer or community. If I'm only getting one, I'm less likely to...
  • September 2012
    I am very much an outsider, though making small strides to build a community every day. It has been challenging to keep all sides of this journey in balance and stay focused on the real work--how easy it is to get caught up in the noise.  This post...
  • August 2012
    I have found that writing the second novel is what is nourishing me through the promotion of the first one. Love for the work is what powers me through. That said, I am learning more and more that publishing is a business, and researching what that...
  • August 2012
    I find that writing nurtures my inner introvert, essentially forcing me to work in quiet seclusion alone with my thoughts. It is funny how self-promotion requires the exact opposite of what I spend most of my time cultivating. I enjoyed all of these...
  • July 2012
    I would love to fill my life with more passionate readers and I look forward to following your reviews!  Off to goodreads.

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