Hey everybody! I hope this post will give you something to think about as you go about your week. Maybe it will strike a chord or help somehow, because I know this topic is something that all writers think about, even worry about—maybe actually stress about. I certainly do. We’ve been told by other writers, agents, and editors… Continue reading The Crazy Journey of the Author Platform
Hey Guys, You’re in for a treat today. My lovely, talented, and supremely hysterical Critique Partner, Melyssa Mercado is in the house today!! Cue the applause! A little louder, please… Okay, now stop. Thanks! I am so thrilled to welcome Mel to the site as my first ever guest blogger. How cool is that?? I… Continue reading Guest Blogger, Melyssa Mercado: Getting the Call
Hi Everyone, Happy New Year! I hope your holiday season was restful and rejuvenating. January is one of my very favorite months. Not only because my daughter was born this month—18 years ago today, in fact… Happy Happy Birthday, Princess Danielle! Hooray for you!! I hope this year is everything you dream it will be.… Continue reading Creativity Requires Courage
Hey all, Happy Happy Friday. 🙂 So I’m late posting this week—again. Yikes, I’ve got to stop doing this. But maybe it was worth waiting to post this week because I now get to share with you my neice’s new blog. Riley posted for the first time last night and seeing her words on the… Continue reading Friday is the New Wednesday
Last Call~ Critique Corner! I’ll be accepting MG submissions until 7/31/15. For details go here. Hey all, Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re having a fantastic week full of sunshine. Because…this. On that happy note… I’ve been thinking about other things that make me happy—things that really make my day besides sunshine. Like, Books Iced coffee Disney… Continue reading Don’t Forget to Write the “Happy” too
Hey Everyone! Since summer vacation is practically here—I can taste the popsicles already, I thought it would be a great time to gather up some great reading and writing stuff for tweens. If you click over on the Book Nook- Middle Grade, you’ll see that I’ve added a printable download version of my middle grade… Continue reading Tween Reading List & New Writing Downloads!
Manuscript Monday is a series of blog posts which chronicle the life of my latest manuscript. It follows the journey I take to turn my week old baby story idea into a fully grown, polished novel. Take the journey with me. 🙂 Setbacks. We all have them. It may involve a story Idea that at… Continue reading Manuscript Monday #29: Handling Setbacks
I had a hard time writing today’s post, but it’s not because I didn’t have anything to say! In fact, I had a great topic to share with all of you—my loyal readers and also my new virtual friends just stopping by. But, I just couldn’t turn my idea into more than a thought today.… Continue reading Playing The Waiting Game
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my writing routine. More specifically, I’ve been wondering if I actually have a routine at all. Like most aspiring authors, I spend some of my free time, searching the internet for author websites. I like reading bits and pieces of information about them, like how long they’ve been… Continue reading Rut or Routine?
This weekend is a big deal for my family. The kids and I will cheer on my husband as he runs the NYC marathon. Though he has run ten marathons before, it will be his first time running this amazing event. He’s tried for years. It’s a tough race to get into without a corporate… Continue reading Measuring Success