Adjust Sprint Time to Suit You

When I was a young and inexperienced writer, in January, and before the world went daft, I would always try to sprint for an hour. I’ve talked about sprinting enough that I hope I don’t have to explain it again. But I will. In case you are a new fan, and by the way, thank you to everyone who has decided to follow my blog. So nice to know I am not talking to myself all the time. Continue reading “Adjust Sprint Time to Suit You”

Intimate Meetings

In the past, my local chapter of Romance Writers of America’s meetings were attended by enough members to fill six round tables, which is about 48 people. This last Saturday, I walked into the meeting room and could not believe there were only three tables. As ripples spread out from the major implosion of the national organization, people have made up their minds to shed all connections to RWA. Continue reading “Intimate Meetings”

Putting NaNoWriMo Behind Me

I love National Novel Writing Month. If not for that organization, I would not have found my writing group which is also my critique group. And my lunch group. And my gift exchange group. We have turned into a family of sorts because we understand each other and the need to create. And the need to be supported and have encouragement when we plunge into self-doubt. Continue reading “Putting NaNoWriMo Behind Me”

My Facebook Life

Back when I was a budding new writer, four years ago or so, I was told by published authors that Twitter is a place to meet peers and Facebook is the place to find your readers. So on top of blogging, you need an author page and regular posts about life, not so much about your books that are for sale. That same author demonstrated how to line up a week’s worth of posts scheduled for every day of the week. Me: I can do this! Continue reading “My Facebook Life”

The End of an Error

In the midst of one of the worst financial situations in my life, I had advice from a friend to just self-publish as many books as I could and that the money would follow. It’s that whole “do what you love” thing. I started that with my Regency romances but I also decided to follow another path. I had an amazing idea (I thought) for a paranormal anthology. And it would be one that could keep going forever. I created my world around a pub called The Bowman’s Inn and opened the doors to writers who were interested. Continue reading “The End of an Error”