19_How To Regroup After Writing That Book

How To Regroup After Writing That Book

I’ve spent the last six weeks writing two books for Harlequin. That’s 100 000 words in a short span of time. When I sent the second book through to my editor, I had no idea what to do with myself. I spent the first hour after clicking send wondering whether I should move on to the 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

9_Three Reasons You Should Enjoy Writing Your First Novel

Three Reasons You Should Enjoy Writing Your First Novel

I shared this post about enjoying the process of writing a first novel on my first blog (which you probably haven’t heard about 😉 ) Part of the reason I’m sharing it here today is because I hope it’ll reach someone who needs to see it. I’ve met too many aspiring authors who worry about getting Read More

7_Three Things My First Writer's Retreat Taught Me

Three Things My First Writer’s Retreat Taught Me

This past weekend, I went to my first writer’s retreat. It was with the Romance Writers Organisation of South Africa (also known as ROSA) in a beautiful lodge up in the mountains. I was invited by a fellow author who had seen that I’d published my first book with Harlequin, and I said yes though Read More