Hey everyone! No, I haven't disappeared off the face of the earth. Life has been, well, life. One of the things I've found most interesting lately is the whole 'cockygate' situation. You know what it breaks down to? Someone who was so totally insecure about their own writing that they chose to not do the … Continue reading Time to check your author privilege
I had a great time visiting Leigh Podgorski's blog today! Check it out and show her some love! http://www.violethillsproductions.com/2018/04/interview-scifi-fantasy-author-katemarie-collins-guarding-charon/
I know, it's been a while. Not just for my blog, but writing in general. Life has a way of doing that. On Friday night, the hubby and I headed to a baseball game. We'd planned to take our youngest, but he got sick. So, I offered the ticket to a friend of mine. She … Continue reading Yes, we can
I'm going to be rather blunt today. It's a day for it. There's more than 1 puzzle piece you have to look at to be a successful author. Here's a short list. Marketing Ebooks Content Cover Blurb Print books You can't obsess over just one part of that and put all your hopes and dreams … Continue reading Stop the obsession behavior!
Ten years ago, I wasn't writing. I still listened to the voice in my head that said I would never do anything close to good enough for a publisher, so it wasn't worth trying. And so my muse stayed quiet, locked in her cage. We'd been playing in a Dungeons and Dragons game for over … Continue reading Celebrating a milestone
Happy New Year! Took last week off for the holiday, head back to work tomorrow, but I'm more relaxed now. Update for those of you who read my books! 'Guarding Amber' is done with editing! I hope to have it up for sale before mid-January. It's my 20th title, which amazes me. I want to … Continue reading Let’s talk business
I'm a bit off kilter today. Some of it may be related to seeing 'The Last Jedi' last night. No spoilers from me, I loved it. Even if I'm still feeling a bit of shock from the ending. To be honest, that's a sign of excellence. The team - actors, writers, producers, director, all of … Continue reading Let’s get real, shall we?
Hey everyone! It's gearing up to be a super busy weekend. 6 days until we see the new 'Star Wars' movie! Yeah, that's my fandom of choice. We can discuss that another time, though. Everyone talks about being creative, finding inspiration from the things around them. You can read countless stories on social media about … Continue reading Inspiration isn’t enough
Hey everyone! Really glad right now that there's no video involved with this blog. LOL. Just got finished with some time on my bike, and I'm a hot, sweaty mess. LOL. While I was pedaling, I reminded myself that I don't like to live my life by excuses. Not with my weight any more. In … Continue reading Stop the excuses!
Hey everyone! Hope you're gearing up for the holidays. Things are starting to get busy around here, that's for certain. You hear a lot about how a cover can make or break a book. Or that you shouldn't judge a book by its' cover (or movie). Sometimes you read a review where the reader rips … Continue reading What makes a book sell?