43_Two Ways to Get Over Writing a Terrible Book

Two Ways to Get Over Writing a Terrible Book

So, you’ve spent a significant portion of your life writing a book. You’ve edited it. Proofread it. You’ve built up the courage to send it to publishers. And then you waited. Months went by, and as they did, the rejections piled up. You set the project – and the hope you had for it – Read More

35_Four Habits Every Happy Author Has Mastered

Four Habits Every Happy Author Has Mastered

I should probably warn you about what I mean when I say ‘happy’. To me, being a happy author is being fulfilled by your writing. So, whether you’re published or aspiring to be, whether you’re at the point in your writing career that you want to be or not, take a moment to think about Read More

18_Three Tips to Help You Through Author Anxiety

Three Tips to Help You Through Author Anxiety

If you follow my blog, you know that I’ve spoken about author anxiety before. It’s something you face the moment you start writing. Perhaps even before then. (Because if you’re like me, you’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how much you wanted to be an author before you actually started writing.) It’s that feeling Read More

15_Six Important Lessons to Learn to Survive as an Author

Six Important Lessons to Learn to Survive as an Author

Tomorrow, it will be one year since I got The Call offering me a two-book contract with Harlequin. It’s still surreal to think about. (Honestly though, it’s surreal to live). My life has changed a lot since that call. I’m now working full time as an author. I’m busy with revisions for Book 4, and Read More

14_Four Practical Steps to Start Writing Your First Novel

Four Practical Steps to Start Writing Your First Novel

The idea of writing your first novel can be intimidating. And then there’s the actual writing of it – which, of course, is even worse. But it doesn’t have to be! Not if you break down each part of the process into smaller, manageable tasks. The first is figuring out what you’d like to write. Read More