I mentioned towards the beginning of the year that I joined an author group called Romance Gems. So far, every month they've hosted a contest and/ or giveaway and April is no exception. Every day, an author will be posting links to their social media. One of those links will contain an Easter Egg. All… Continue reading Romance Gems April Contest
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
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
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?
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
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
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