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 … Continue reading Copyright: Protecting your Gold

October is over: Updates

Hey! I haven't posted since.... Not even gonna say but I would like to do an update now, if that's okay... Today, November 2nd, Dia de los Muertes, I finished a manuscript. Yay! So lemme give you a run down on which manuscripts are complete and their statuses: Inside Out: Michael Taylor 1 - Available … Continue reading October is over: Updates

July, going on August

Another NaNoWriMo almost down, another lost event for me. BUT as you can see from the last line of this tweet... I only failed because I am SO in love with THREE different WIP I have going on. Not only has Completion been begging me to put some words to it, but I have two … Continue reading July, going on August

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 … Continue reading Books and Business

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 … Continue reading Let’s talk about Beta’s

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 … Continue reading Target Audience…

Why I’m going Indie

I don’t want to ruffle feathers but, I have never had a desire for traditional publishing. I thought I "needed" to be traditionally published but I figured out quick that it wasn't a requirement. I understand that many authors have a goal of being traditionally published, a firm desire to get an agent and get … Continue reading Why I’m going Indie

Editing Tips from the Anxious

I wanted to share some editing tips. My anxiety actually makes me a decent editor! Although I am not a professional or even partially good at grammar, I have a few ideas for you! Read your manuscript out loud: This is so important because reading out loud and reading in your head is very different. … Continue reading Editing Tips from the Anxious

Anxiety and Goals: Why I Hate Them Both

Anxiety is real and it is aggressive. It can be never ending and it is hard to control. The other shitty thing about anxiety is that the fears are COMPLETELY PERSONAL, for me at least. Other people rarely have expectations of me that I cannot meet. But my biggest triggers for anxiety are goals and … Continue reading Anxiety and Goals: Why I Hate Them Both