Lies and Legacy is go for launch

I've hummed the refrain from It's My Party by Lesley Gore more than once over the last few days. You see, I had every reason to celebrate this week. After seven years of work and over a quarter-million words, I'd finally added the phrase 'The End,' to my science fiction trilogy, Project Gene Assist. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Lies and Legacy is go for launch

5 Reasons Your Book Takes Forever (and a Day) to Launch

I've said it before and I'll say it again — writing the book is the easy part. For the past several weeks I have been practically chained to my desk getting Lies & Legacy ready for its big debut. Why does it take so long to publish a book after announcing the manuscript is done? … Continue reading 5 Reasons Your Book Takes Forever (and a Day) to Launch

The Book That Almost Broke Me

I did it. I wrote another book. Ok, in fairness, I wrote another manuscript. The book part will be a few weeks longer yet as it still needs to go through early reads, professional edits, and formatting. But I wrote another book. (Update - the book is done and scheduled for launch on March 26, … Continue reading The Book That Almost Broke Me

Getting Started: Writer Problems Edition

Why do so many people who talk about one day writing a book fail? Because finding those first words to mark on an otherwise empty page is a thousand times tougher to do when you decide this time you are going to start getting serious. Instead of writing anything, you simply sit there, staring at … Continue reading Getting Started: Writer Problems Edition

An Interview with Allie Potts via Smashwords

To celebrate the release of my latest novel, An Uncertain Confidence (now on sale at several retailer sites), I ventured over to Smashwords where they were kind enough to put together an interview for me. Describe your desk I write on a number of surfaces which have varying degrees of clutter. Too much clutter and … Continue reading An Interview with Allie Potts via Smashwords