June 29th, 2016

Dealing with Empty Story Nest Syndrome

Revisions are done (for now) on my debut, scheduled for release summer 2017. I’m in a holding pattern until my editor sends me the next round to review.

Proposals for next projects are with my agent. I’m in a holding pattern until I hear back.

For the first time in six years, I’m not actively […]

May 11th, 2016

The Things That Keep You Going


We’re going to start this blog post with a duh moment …

Writing is hard. Getting published is hard.

Now if you can all roll your eyeballs back into place, we’ll continue. Ready?

I’ve talked many a writer friend off the “I’m going to quit” roller coaster. I’ve even had my share of “maybe […]

April 18th, 2016

3 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Selling

The “things I wish I’d known” blog posts fascinate me. As writers, we’re always looking for an inside secret on succeeding in this crazy life we’ve taken on. We want to know what other writers have discovered so that we can side-step those blunders.

But there comes a point, especially if you’ve been part of […]

April 6th, 2016

Write Up A Storm Today!

It’s here. The first anniversary of Write Up a Storm.

We’re writing up a storm from 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 PDT. If you missed the tips, you can read them on our Facebook page.

Eighteen hours of opportunities to connect with others, meet goals, and get your words “on paper.”

We’ll be writing from […]

March 9th, 2016

Sprinkling “real” into your fiction

photo credit: Watering Our Plants… via photopin (license)

I’m always amused when friends or family read my work and try to piece together who a certain character is modeled after. My standard answer is, “no one and everyone.”

Whether it’s characters or locations, situations or details, there’s always a hint of my life in […]