Reestablishing a Writing Routine

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Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors

We go through great changes in our lives. It’s frankly inevitable. In fact, I remember someone telling me once in high school that in a twenty-five year period, it was likely that we would change our city/town, home, job, education status, socioeconomic status, political party, religion, and/or a whole bunch of other stuff. And when that happens, writing routines established over time and perhaps uninterrupted for years, are suddenly thrown out the window. And then where are you?

A couple of months ago, I moved into a new apartment so I could start a new job after a job search that lasted several months. Now, prior to this move, I would’ve said to anyone who asked that I didn’t really have a writing routine, that I just wrote wherever I could. Well, that is kind of true, because I do tend to write whenever I can if it’s convenient for…

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Reading Recommendations Anniversary Celebration #RR2ndAnniversary

Susan Toy is a blogger, a talented author, and a friend to writers everywhere. When I found out it was the second anniversary of her Reading Recommendations blog, I jumped at the chance to be part of the celebration. Susan has promoted numerous authors and their books on Reading Recommendations. Her posts are Tweeted, shared, … Continue reading Reading Recommendations Anniversary Celebration #RR2ndAnniversary

They Will Stalk You

A couple of weeks ago, I reblogged an article by John Lucas Hargis about agents and how they stalk us on the internet. Guess who else stalks us? Potential employers. I've been out of the work force for a few months, but I'm trying to find a new job so I can afford book covers … Continue reading They Will Stalk You


Oh, it's been a week of shenanigans in the writing world. We've had plagiarism, temper tantrums, and retaliatory one-star ratings on books. When I first stumbled into the writing world with my unpublished, adverb-riddled manuscript in hand, I was struck by how generous and helpful most authors are. I've met authors who are willing to … Continue reading Shenanigans

Pitfalls of Perfection

Perfectionism is often a curse, especially when it comes to publication. The quest for perfection can prevent us from sending that query letter or hitting the publish button on Amazon. It can leave us trapped in a vicious cycle of edits and rewrites. We want our work to be the best it can be, but … Continue reading Pitfalls of Perfection