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

27_The Perfectionist's Guide to the First Draft (1)

The Perfectionist’s Guide to the First Draft

We all know that perfection is an illusion. But this doesn’t change the fact that, for a lot of people, expecting perfection is the norm. As writers (though in general, too), this can be dangerous. And paralysing. Because we think that whatever we write needs to be perfect almost as soon as we write it. Read More

26_Two Ways to Get Through the Sludge

Two Ways to Get Through the Sludge

I’ve just started writing Book 6. And by that, I mean I’ve written a couple thousand words in hopes that they turn into something coherent. I’m very much a pantser, and unfortunately, that means I go through the sludge with every book. You know, that ‘this is terrible, it’ll never make sense, I should be Read More

25_Common Mistakes New Romance Authors Make

Common Mistakes New Romance Authors Make

The first ever feedback I got for my writing was from the editor who eventually bought my first book. Though I didn’t know that that would happen at the time. How could I, when the feedback was “scrap what you have, and start something new”? Though it took some time, I knew she was right. Read More

23_Let's talk about reader reviews (1)

Let’s talk about reader reviews

It took me a long time before I started paying attention to reader reviews. When I was younger, it didn’t matter because I got my books from the library (and who cares if you don’t like a book when you can just take it back?). Even when I started buying my books, I didn’t look Read More