• Time Management,  What 10 Minute Novelists Means To Me,  Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day

    Eight Things I Learned From Writing In 10-Minute Increments

    I became a 10-minute novelist out of necessity.  Years ago when I had five kids under eight years old, I decided that it was time for me to pursue my writing dreams. I don’t know what I was thinking. I’m going to assume that it was the sleep deprivation that made me think this was possible. The more I thought about it, the more I believed I could do it. First of all, because I was a mother, I was used to the game of inches. I knew that a little bit every day makes things happen. This was true because my children outgrew their clothes. I knew this because…

  • Community,  Interviews With Authors,  Perils of a Mom Writer

    Top 10 Signs That You May Be A 10 Minute Novelist by Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist

    Are Your Big Writing Dreams Worth Finding the Time? Writing a novel takes hard work. It takes order. It takes discipline and planning. It takes courage and determination and tenacity. Anyone can do it, even if they have only ten minutes a day. (How do I know this? I wrote a novel in ten minute increments. Hence the name of this blog!) Sometimes we think that we also need long, uninterrupted hours, an isolated cabin in the woods, a whiskey habit and a carton of Marlboros to be a writer too. But we don’t. Sometimes we need to stop thinking about how much different our life is from the idealized writer life is…

  • #IndependentPublishing,  Self-Publishing

    What I’ve Learned As A Self Published Author

     This summer marks my third year as an independent author. And I’ve learned a lot about it over the last three years. In November of 2012, my first manuscript was finished and for the first time, I was curious about what it would take to self-publish my  novel, Falling For Your Madness. It changed my life! First of all, this was a life long dream now coming to pass, but other than that I learned some very interesting and surprising things too! Word of mouth is everything! The success of my first novel was solely based on how my readers embraced it and shared it with others. I started out…

  • #Top10Tuesday,  Perils of a Mom Writer,  Time Management,  Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day

    #Top10Tuesday Top Ten Things I Think About Daily That Make Me Productive

    I am NOT perfect. I make a LOT of mistakes, but one of the biggest things I did right was decide that I would make time for my dreams. (I wrote a book about it too!)  I realized that if I was going to actually write in 10 minute increments, I would have to organize my life. Now, I’ve been doing this 10 Minute Writer/Novelists gig for nine years, so I’ve streamlined my procedures pretty well (and THANK GOD, my kids are older!) But I still have 10 Things I think about on a daily basis that makes my organization and productivity possible. 1. I know where everything is.  I…

  • Time Management,  Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day

    TODAY IS RELEASE DAY! Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day is NOW Available!

    Today I release my first non-fiction book, Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day!  You can purchase it or see the reviews here!  This is the story of how I got the contract — it’s a great one!  Also? I created a Facebook group for writers who have no choice but to write in 10 minute increments! Wanna join over 1000 writers worldwide as we encourage each other to pursue our writing dreams?  Click here!    Are you a blogger?  Would you like to help promote this book? Leave a comment! I’d love to work with you!

  • #Top10Tuesday,  Marketing

    #Top10Tuesday Top 10 Reasons Why You Need To Buy “Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day”

    This Thursday, my book Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day will be released! You can order your copy here!  Today’s Top 10 List is about some of the great advice you’ll find in this book! 1. This book will give you step by step instructions on how to write a novel that you work around your already time-crunched schedule. 2. This book breaks down every single element of a novel: story, plot, genre, characters, setting and three act structure into small, bite sized chunks and helps you sculpt these concepts a little bit at a time. 3. There’s a WHOLE CHAPTER on time management and how to make small…

  • Inspiration

    #Top10 Tuesday: Top Eight Awesome Places My Debut Romantic Comedy Went (And Some I Even Tagged Along For!)

      TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY! I’m celebrating by telling you about some of the fun I’ve had since becoming a self published writer. Writing is a big gamble. We put our words together and hope that somebody likes them. If we’re good enough, and we’ve done the work, and we happen to be at the right place at the right time, then our words do magical things. Things, perhaps that are unexpected and open doors for other opportunities. That’s what happened to me when I self-published my romantic comedy, Falling For Your Madness. Not only did I get a lot of opportunity as result of it, this little book went places I…

  • What 10 Minute Novelists Means To Me,  Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day

    You’re Invited To A Birthday Bash (And Book Release!)

    In March, the Facebook writers group, 10 Minute Novelists, is ONE YEAR OLD! This group was inspired by the book “Write A Novel In 10 Minutes A Day” which just HAPPENS to be released on March 26. IT’s a BIG DAY! 10 Minute Novelists has over 1000 time-crunched writers worldwide who have discovered tips, encouragement and community through their website, chats, encouraging discussions, and other craziness. This last year has been an amazing one for this group and it’s time to celebrate! What’s going to happen at this FACEBOOK Birthday Party? For TWO WHOLE DAYS, on the thread of this event, we’ll feature editors, publisher, publicists, authors and agents who…