Author, Writing

NaNoWriMo 2018 Recap

This is what the graph of a procrastinator looks like. Use this as a cautionary tale and don't do NaNoWriMo like this, kids. Trust me. By the end my wrist hurt and my brain was absolute mush. On the last day of November, I wrote for nearly fourteen hours straight and produced 14,921 words. In… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2018 Recap

Author, Secret Hunger, Secret Need

Author At-Large

Last year I watched a fellow author friend of mine, Connie Johnson Hambley, attend a seemingly endless number of live author events, from signings to expos to readings at the library. It seemed like every time I turned around, she was posting a photo of her booth at a new location! I found it inspiring… Continue reading Author At-Large

Creativity, Writing

Why NaNo?

Ahhh, Autumn! Don't you just love the fall season? The air is crisp, the leaves begin to change, apples and pumpkins abound...and you're reminded that NaNoWriMo is just around the corner. What's that? You don't know what NaNoWriMo is? NaNoWriMo (or NaNo, for short) is an acronym that stands for National Novel Writing Month. It's an international event where thousands… Continue reading Why NaNo?

Adventure, Author

Social Media and Marketing

Let me tell you a little story about when I was a stockbroker. The company I was working for at the time was making a big push to gain greater market share. This primarily involved an emphasis on sales and a focus on increasing “wallet share” of large account holders. In order to make this… Continue reading Social Media and Marketing

Author, Books, Writing

Editing Expectations

In this past year, I've made some unlikely observations and learned a few lessons I wasn't expecting to learn. I'll probably save the random observations for another post, but I'd like to share one of the situations I found myself in recently. As I've stated before, I hired an editor for my book. I was… Continue reading Editing Expectations

Adventure, Author, Books, Creativity, Life, Reading, Stories, Writing

A New Adventure

I feel like I should start off with a little introduction post of sorts and explain how I find myself in the middle of one of the biggest adventures of my life. Up until last year I was a stockbroker. Growing up as a child, I never thought I'd be able to say I was a… Continue reading A New Adventure