And…Editing (For Real) Begins

Hey guys, remember back in February when I told you that I’d be working with Alice Sudlow? Yeah, scrap that. When I first signed up to join the 100 Days program, I declined to opt into the editing that was offered. Although hopeful that I would actually finish a book, it seemed premature to think about paying for editing when I wasn’t sure I’d have anything to edit at the end of the hundred days. Silly, silly me. Continue reading “And…Editing (For Real) Begins”

Why I Look Up to a Kid

I have found my next personal hero. She’s a writer with two published novels and a companion guide. And she did it before she was thirteen.

I ran across Nara Duffie’s TEDKids talk on YouTube. She finished her first novel just before she turned eleven. She finished the sequel before she was thirteen. You may remember that I was also a kid with something to say. But publishing two books before the age of thirteen? This girl should be wearing a cape. Continue reading “Why I Look Up to a Kid”

How Writing is like an Adventure Sport

I feel as though I’ve been jumping through hoops ever since deciding to write a book. Many of these hoops fully shove me out of my comfort zone. If you’ve read my About Me page, you may laugh.

“You? You have a comfort zone?”

I know, it seems ridiculous. I’m a skydiving-motorcycling-horseback-riding-backpacking writer with a comfort zone. Click To Tweet But do you want to know what these adventure sports and writing have in common?  They scare me. You know what else scares me? Having my picture taken. And that’s where You come in (more on that later).  We writers often toil in a safe cocoon. We write and maybe if we’re brave enough, we’ll share a little of our content to a few trusted reader or a writing group. We sometimes fail to push our own boundaries or step outside of our comfort zones. And we definitely should. Continue reading “How Writing is like an Adventure Sport”

5 Things to Consider When Choosing an Email/Marketing Platform

One of the many overwhelming things new writers have to deal with at some point is setting up their blog and beginning to build an email list. The easiest way to do this is by choosing an email/marketing platform. Here are my five things to consider when choosing an email/marketing platform.

Thou must build thy email list…somehow Click To Tweet Continue reading “5 Things to Consider When Choosing an Email/Marketing Platform”