• #MondayBlogs,  Motivation,  Work-In-Progress

    Neurotic Thoughts On My First Traditionally Published Book (Or The 9 Month Long Battle With Inner Voices)

    In 2014, I wrote and submitted my very first traditionally published book (and you can pre-order it here).  The process of drafting, editing and submitting was nothing less than a constant fight with negative inner voices. I was a mess. But it’s done. And I’ve survived. I’ve written and published a book before, but the first one was self-published. When I self published, I realized I had this huge ocean of grace — all the mistakes, all the decisions, all the vision, all the glaring spelling errors are mine alone. No one else was invested. The stakes were low. I joined the ranks of thousands of other writers who publish their…

  • Craft,  Discipline,  Motivation

    Must Haves For The Time-Crunched Writer With Big, Big Dreams

    Only read this if you want to get serious about your big, big dreams.  Are you one of those flighty types who can’t settle down? Then this blog post isn’t for you. If you want to write a book because everybody’s doing it, then this blog post is not for you. If you read J.A. Konrath’s account of how his independently published books have practically made him a household word (and a truck load of money) and you think you can do it just like he did, then this blog post is not for you.  This blog post (and the website, and the Facebook group) is for the people who will do what it takes to pursue their dreams,…