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. So what, you might be saying. You're a writer -- a novelist -- … 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

How Not to Launch a Book in Ten Easy Steps

This time next week, I'll officially have four novels with my name on them. Four. I can hardly believe it, but it's true. You would think that this would mean that I'm quite the expert on launching a book, but sadly this is another example of something I'm far more qualified on the topic of … Continue reading How Not to Launch a Book in Ten Easy Steps

How to Build a Readership with Blogging by Debby Gies and a progress update

I've finished my major re-writes and secondary edits for my upcoming sequel to An Uncertain Faith, entitled An Uncertain Confidence. This means the time has come to start talking with professional editors. Admittedly, I could have, and probably should have, already had this conversation in order to a spot in an editor's queue, but I … Continue reading How to Build a Readership with Blogging by Debby Gies and a progress update