character development
Writing

Characters: the backstory

Having just finished a book, the realization struck me last week – I need to start a new story!  Success in writing depends on how prolific we are as authors.  If you are anything like me, you usually have a story or two floating around in your head waiting to come out.  I have one… Continue reading Characters: the backstory

Writer's Blue print
Writing

Writer’s Blue print…

Writing a book is both the most exhilarating and frightening thing that you can do.  I think the only thing that ever terrified me more than pressing the “Publish” button on my Kindle Page was when the nurses gave me my newborn son and I realized that I was now responsible for a human being.… Continue reading Writer’s Blue print…

Vellum vs Scrivener
Self-Publishing

Using Vellum vs Scrivener…

As I have mentioned in my last couple of blogs, I’m in the process of releasing my next book, Winter’s Dawn.  It’s a change of genre for me – high on violence, low on romance.  I am also changing the way I’m compiling the novel, using Vellum instead of Scrivener.  I made the decision to… Continue reading Using Vellum vs Scrivener…

expand a date on a project
Self-Publishing

When you have to expand a date on a project and why you’re not a failure…

Earlier this week, I came to a conclusion that I was going to have to delay the release of my new book, Winter’s Dawn.  I had completed the manuscript, but I was not in a good place to release my project.  It was not from lack of trying. I had pushed myself and my editors… Continue reading When you have to expand a date on a project and why you’re not a failure…