#Fail: My April NaNo Update

Sometimes, it’s just not time for somethings. You want them, but they are just not for you at that moment. This is my relationship with April Camp NaNoWriMo. I wrote a whopping 9,818 words out of my 70k goal… Do chapter titles and headings count? Ugh. I tried y’all. I really tried. I consulted with […]

#CampNaNoWriMo

I am doing CampNaNoWriMo. Some of you know that I won NaNoWriMo in November and completed a Michael Taylor novel, now I’m aiming for more with the help of the Berkeley based non-profit with the goal of helping authors get their words out. Camp NaNoWriMo is a virtual writer’s retreat, designed for maximum flexibility and […]

Books and Business

If you believe writing should ONLY be about passion and authors shouldn’t care about making money… this post is not for you. Let’s agree to disagree. I am an advocate for authors getting paid for their work. Period. Why? Have you written a story before?? It’s maddening. Especially for people like me who have anxiety […]

Let’s talk about Beta’s

Not fish. Beta Readers! An authors best friend! I freaking love beta’s. This post will be ALL ABOUT BETA’S! Here we go! What is a Beta Reader?? A beta reader is usually an unpaid test reader of an unreleased work of literature or other writing, who gives feedback from the point of view of an […]

Target Audience…

Cause not everyone wants to read your book. LOL. Seriously. Being a New York Times Best Seller does not mean that EVERYONE read your book. It means tons of people did. I think we can all name the MANY best sellers that we have not read… SO, today I want to talk to you about […]

Blog Tour Starting Today!

Inside Out and Stitches will be making the rounds on a book tour! Why don’t you check out the line up! There will be interviews, excerpts and A GIVEAWAY!! I’m giving away book swag and a $20 Amazon Gift card! Every stop on the tour has a little something special including Guest Blogs by me […]

Copyright: Protecting your Gold

This topic comes up a lot when we discuss Beta Readers. I have had the pleasure of working with fiercely loyal Beta’s who would never even think of stealing my work but if you don’t know trustworthy people who you would be comfortable giving the task, you can find Beta’s in all sorts of places […]