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

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

34_Four Easy Steps to Help Plan Your Writing CareerAdd heading

Four Easy Steps to Help Plan Your Writing Career

It’s overwhelming to think career once you’ve realised you want to be a writer. This might be because you already have a full-time job and writing doesn’t seem like much more than a dream. Or because you’ve written books before and none of the publishers you’ve submitted to have contacted you. Whatever it is that 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