Good morning! I'm a little scattered today. Muse the Purrbot is hurt in some way, which makes me unhappy. Trip to the vet is happening in about an hour or so. We don't think it's serious, possibly a pulled muscle or such, but she hissed this weekend. Muse never does that. As authors, we tend … Continue reading Acceptance vs. Approval
Hey! It's Monday! Sun is shining. Kids are getting ready for school. And I have my coffee! So, last week I got invited to submit a short story to a contest. I'm proud to say that 'Ralph the Jinn' is doing well! It's currently sitting at #5, with voting open until May 5th. Yes...I need … Continue reading Sock Puppets, Contests, and You
Happy Monday! Muse the Purrbot is curled up on my lap, and I'm content sipping my tea as the work day gets started. I was thinking on something last night, and I'd love to hear your thoughts. It seems there's a group of authors out there who think, once they put their name on the … Continue reading How to keep your job
Yes, it's Thursday. But this got in my head and it's too important to wait. I had someone tell me they bought books from a site, one I'd never heard of. They said they went there because it was cheaper. It's a pirate site. I get it. Times are still rough for lots of us. … Continue reading On Piracy, and who it truly hurts
Happy Monday! Happy New Year! Really excited to see 2015. So many new things to look forward to! If you're a member of Pacific NW Writer's Association, I'm teaching a class THIS Thursday (1/8)! Be sure to come say hi after it's done! One of the things I look forward to each year around this … Continue reading A Plea for Votes!
It's been a wild week. Just saying that now. And it's why I'm so late putting up the blog for the week. Today, I'm pleased to welcome a good friend, mentor, and author. Please give a great huzzah to Cynthia J. Ley! 1. What’s the title of your latest release? Link? “Perfect and Other Stories.” … Continue reading Last Monday with…Cynthia J. Ley!
Good morning! The solstice was yesterday, the sun's warmth will be returning soon, and I've got two kids awaiting Thursday morning. Me? I'm thinking Muse is going to have a fun time with piles of paper and boxes. I'm not big on twitter, but I do get on there once or twice a day. It's … Continue reading Are you Sabotaging your Sales?
It's a question we all have to ask ourselves at some point. And I know I've brought it up here more than once. But you really need to think hard about what it is you want as an author. Do you want to write because not writing isn't an option? Are you willing to spend … Continue reading What do you really want as an author?
Good morning! Trying to gather my thoughts this morning, but it's not been easy. Between my day job (which I LOVE) and a retail one for the holidays, I'm doing 50 hour weeks right now. Thank the Goddess I have a freezer full of coffee! LOL No, I haven't written much original stuff beyond this … Continue reading A Top Ten List of Sorts
Happy December! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! We stayed home, kept things relaxed. Watched some football. Never put on a pair of socks to go anywhere. LOL A lot of you went shopping. I know this, because I spent time behind a cash register all weekend at the seasonal job! For the … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season!