NaNoWriMo 2017

NaNoWriMo 2018 Reflection

It was a crazy November this year.  This NaNoWriMo was probably my most productive ever.  Yes, I did hit the 50,000 word goal, but that’s not really a challenge for me.  Today I’m going to reflect on the goals I set for myself in November, how they evolved, and what comes next. I had threeRead more

NaNoWriMo 2017

NaNoWriMo: Making A Mess of Sex Scenes

There are only a few days left, but I’ve officially won NaNoWriMo!  It happened suddenly on Saturday when I realized I had forgotten to update word counts a few times.  Like 10,000 words worth of forgotten updates.  A huge chunk of those words made up three sex scenes.  Today I want to share my historyRead more

NaNoWriMo 2017

NaNoWriMo 2017: Week 1 Progress

We are a little under a week into NaNoWriMo and so far, I have been doing much better than I expected.  Today, I’m going to talk about what has been going on with the projects this year. So, if you have been paying attention to this blog, you know I’ve been struggling with the entireRead more

NaNoWriMo 2017

Getting Ready for NaNoWriMo: Flying By the Seat of My Pants

Back in November 2014, just a few months after I wrote Modern Persuasion, I decided to take on my first mystery story.  For the first time I had a completely original idea.  I wasn’t basing it on fan fiction and I wasn’t using Jane Austen as my model.  I had my own, original characters.  IRead more

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The Modern Persuasion Book Trailer

One of the things I love, as a reader, is a book trailer.  It sets the tone for the book and provides a preview of what is going to happen.  It was intimidating to think about and things were too crazy in April and May to consider one.  As I work on Phi Alpha Pi,Read more

Camp NaNoWriMo 2017

Recapping Camp NaNoWriMo July 2017

I went into July’s Camp NaNoWriMo with a plan: re-write New Devil, my third book to publish. Today, I am going to share what the goal was and how well I did. What Did I Work On? The goal was to do the second draft of the second version of the book. You might recall,Read more

Camp NaNoWriMo 2017

Is NaNoWriMo Helping or Hurting My Writing?

Even though we are well into July’s Camp NaNoWriMo, I am spreading my attention between three projects.  First, I am helping people discover Modern Persuasion.  It takes time to do promotion and marketing.  Second, I am editing Phi Alpha Pi (book 2).  Third, I am writing book 3’s 3rd draft.  My goal has been toRead more

Modern Persuasion Press Kit: Ask Me Anything Responses

It’s time to reveal the questions people submitted to help me with my press release and media material for Modern Persuasion.  You may recall, I offered readers the chance to ask me questions they wanted answered.  It was tough to get some because only a few people have read the book.  People wanted to readRead more

Getting Ready for Camp NaNoWriMo

Getting Ready for Camp NaNoWriMo

We are just a few days away from April and that means it’s time for Camp NaNoWriMo.  For those who don’t know what this is, it’s a less intense program connected to National Novel Writing Month.  Instead of a firm 50,000 word goal, in April and July writers set their own goals.  This is theRead more

The Publishing Notebook

Bullet Journal Minimalism: The Publishing Notebook

It has probably become clear that I love journals and the bullet journaling system works really well for me.  Since I am far more focused on function over design, I realized it made sense for me to have different journals.  I didn’t start keeping journals when I discovered bullet journaling, but it changed the wayRead more