Sunday Summary, CampNaNo and #ROW80 Update

So this happened.  53577 words in 23 days.   Thank you CampNaNo. Also, THE END on Sooper Seekrit Project Book 2.  I’ve got some semi significant revisions to tackle when I get back from vacation because my antagonist’s motivations got muddy in the middle and I’ve got to clear that up.  But it’s done.  71757. […]

Sunday Summary and #ROW80 Update

I haven’t been posting much lately.  Evil Day Job has been nuts and I’ve thrown myself whole hog into National Novel Writing Month. I cleared 18k words last week.  My secret?  When Daylight Savings Time left…I kept getting up at the same time.  So 5:15 I sat down for my first writing sprint of the […]

5 Tools to Increase NaNoWriMo Productivity

Whether you’re participating in National Novel Writing Month or not, chances are, if you’re a writer, you suffer from procrastination and having the attention span of a squirrel on crack. [iframe src=”” width=”500″ height=”202″ frameBorder=”0″ webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen][/iframe] When your writing time is limited, it’s important that you make the most of it!  Here’s a […]

Sunday Summary and #ROW80 Progress Report

I can taste the autumn.  After a proper deluge Friday night, a cold front came through, giving actual cool temps the last couple of mornings.  It’s GLORIOUS, and it’s making me crave things like chili and beef bourginon and coq au vin and other rich, layered-flavor foods that celebrate the low and slow.  We aren’t […]

Thoughts and Questions on Series Numbering

Okay this is probably a rather dull topic for some of you, but it’s been on my mind as the proper launch of To Get Me To You draws nigh.  It is the first book in the series and is, obviously, properly number 1.  This is a no brainer.  Chronologically, Be Careful, It’s My Heart follows it, […]

On Being Opinionated

I had no idea when I set up my ranty post about writer entitlement on Wednesday that it was going to go kind of viral.  I mean, dude, I GOT RTed by JIM BUTCHER!  (Thanks to Suzan Butler for letting me know that because…AWESOME). The post has had almost 6k views as of this morning, […]

Entitlement In Writer Culture

One of the first things I saw when I logged into Twitter this morning was a conversation between a writer friend of mine (who, incidentally, is also a professional editor and teaches workshops) and another writer who was essentially lambasting her (and all other professional writers) for not helping new writers.  Digging back through the conversation, […]

Letting Go Of The Flail

I read a lot of stuff about nutrition and fitness and food allergies and…all kinds of stuff.  This is not actually a post about that, but it’s inspired by an article that hit my inbox yesterday while I was in the midst of my personal Broken Book Flail.  Nia Shanks, one of my FAVORITE fitness […]

Writer Class: Ebook Formatting From A to Z Now Available

So I told y’all I’d written the class.  Well, now it’s live at WANA International.  Here’s the blurb from the site: I have long decreed that ebook formatting IS NOT HARD, and now I’m here to prove it to you. Ebook Formatting from A to Z is an intensive 4 session class designed to teach […]