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

22_My Toughest Writing Project Yet...

My Toughest Writing Project Yet…

I didn’t know that it would be my toughest writing project yet. But you should know that I welcome growth. I welcome feeling uncomfortable, and in the last six months, have learnt that sometimes that discomfort comes with pain. Sometimes I choose experiences that help me grow, sometimes I’m thrust into it. This experience, I Read More

21_You'll need this skill to be a successful author

You’ll Need This Skill to be a Successful Author

If you’re reading this because you think it’ll give you one answer to being a successful author, I have two things to say to you: 1) bless you, and 2) you must have known it couldn’t be that simple. There is no one skill that will make you successful. No, being an author requires mastering Read More

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