Are you ready to be published? That is the question I asked myself after listening to an interview by Michael Hyatt with literary agent Rachelle Gardner earlier this week. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’ve been working my tail off the past year and a half learning the craft and doing everything every agent, author … More Published: To Be or Not to Be
“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” Richard Bach This quote caught my attention earlier this week. My apologies to you whose blog I “stole” it from because I didn’t make a note of where I saw it when I copied it down and now, can I remember where it was?? Of course … More How to Become a Professional Writer
It’s the small things. Yesterday, I received word that an article I wrote was published online at Bucket List Publications. I’ll confess that my heart made a little flip flop of excitement. I ran downstairs to tell my husband. “That’s great darling! We should celebrate!” I assured him that I thought one small article written … More Worth Celebrating?
Traffic in Santa Cruz, California this summer is at an all time high. Come to think of it, all down the coast of California it’s been horrendous. It took a combined total of over 30 hours heading down and coming back from our San Diego vacation last month. We’d cruise along at first, then grind … More Traffic Jam Writing
“If you’re passionate about something, it overflows into how you make people feel….” This quote by Sunny Good in the spring 2012 issue of Do It Yourself magazine caught my attention and begged the question, “What am I passionate about that overflows to others?” I’m passionate about so many things… I’m a passionate person, period. … More Passion and Perseverance
Change your perspective. Nearly every day I walk at the beach near my house. From the top of the cliff I make my way down a staircase that boasts 151 steps. Naturally, when I finish my walk, I often take the same set of stairs back to the top. Some people, including my husband and … More Getting to the Destination
This week I responded to a request for comments on Facebook about a new e-book that’s come out by Jeff Goins. As I mentioned in last week’s blog, What Makes a Writer a Writer, I found his blog post last week very helpful and encouraging. Naturally I was happy to make a favorable comment! My … More Oops
I just read a blog post by Jeff Goins that challenged writers to believe we are a writer when we say we are. I love that! Last April I attended Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference for the first time. I was terrified, but I wanted to write since I was a kid. Attending the conference … More What Makes a Writer a Writer?
On Tuesday I finally finished my second full book. Hooray! Now the real work begins. Wednesday and Thursday my goal was to define the themes so I could begin editing and restructuring. When I started writing, the main idea revolved around online dating, and while that certainly remains a big part, the major theme speaks … More Chop, Chop, Chop
A piercing headache forced me awake this morning. The pain emanated from the region of my right shoulder blade, up the right side of my neck and spread across the top of my head. What’s up with this? I thought at first and then wondered how I would make it through the second full day … More Roller Coaster Writer