Hello! It's a Sunday afternoon. House is quiet, though not writing quite yet. Need to transport the youngest to hang out with a friend soon. As a writer, an author, I give a lot to my readers. I give a small piece of myself in every book I write. Each and every word, character mannerism, … Continue reading On the author/reader relationship
Morning, everyone! It's spring! Which, around here, means it's raining. Still. Just a little warmer than it was last week. People often imagine the life of a published author as one filled with red carpet invites, cavernous offices where we sit in a comfy chair. A maid or butler bringing us lunch on a silver … Continue reading The hard work of being an author
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
Good morning! I hope all is well with you today. Our week ahead is going to be interesting, but good. I hope. LOL. There's a single problem with social media. It encourages you to vent. Get out frustrations, rant about being mistreated, etc. This can be a good thing. It really can. Unless you're an … Continue reading Compliment in public, people
Some of the best writing advice I ever got was from my recently departed mentor, Nick Pollotta. Granted, just about EVERYTHING he imparted to me was worth listening to! Today, though, I want to talk about the importance of knowing when to keep your mouth shut.We all know we should remain positive as a public … Continue reading The Benefits of Keeping Your Mouth Shut Online.