40_Three Reasons I’m Passionate About Supporting Debut Authors

Three Reasons I’m Passionate About Supporting Debut Authors

The year was 2017. Debut author Therese Beharrie releases her first book into the wild… Of course I’m joking with this. I’m not going to be referring to myself in the third person in this post. It was only meant to show you how incredibly dramatic I can be. Because it does not feel like Read More

Not every opportunity is for you

Not Every Opportunity is For You

The inspiration for this blog post came in the form of a Hallmark submission call. I was minding my own business on Twitter (as one does on Twitter *cough*), when I saw someone tweet that Hallmark was going to start publishing books. I get really excited when I see new publishers and lines starting. Generally, Read More

33_Rejection Does Not Define Your Writing

Rejection Does Not Define Your Writing

Each year, I set writing goals for myself. This year, one of those goals was to write something outside of my work for Harlequin. I saw it as an opportunity for growth and a practice of discipline. It was both easier and harder than I’d expected, and required balance. But I did it, and ended Read More

31_You deserve to be a confident author

You Deserve to be a Confident Author

When I wrote the post about author anxiety, I mentioned how debilitating it can be. Author anxiety quietly erodes your self-confidence. It makes you doubt yourself as an author, which can then affect how you feel about yourself in general. Or your general confidence can affect your confidence as an author. In fact, you might Read More

28_Why Setting Writing Goals Works

Why Setting Writing Goals Works

Many writers don’t write full time. They have day jobs which require a lot from them, and by the time they get the opportunity to write, they’re exhausted. But I know many of them would love to be full-time writers. And for that to happen, exhaustion can’t get in the way of writing. The good news is Read More