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

5 Free Alternatives to Vellum – The Ebook Conversion Edition

While downloading ebooks to your reader is simple, getting them up on the cloud in the first place requires some work. I write my books using Word, however, just because you can import your manuscript's formatted-for-print-ready Word document into Kindle Direct Publishing (Amazon), doesn't mean you necessarily should. For example, you may want to include a … Continue reading 5 Free Alternatives to Vellum – The Ebook Conversion Edition

Miles yet to travel

From the backseat, Kiddo asked, “how many more minutes?” We’d been on the road for the last three hours, so the bigger surprise was the fact that he hadn’t already asked the same question a million times already. “We still have a ways to go,” I answered, not exactly excited to reveal that we still … Continue reading Miles yet to travel

Execution is equal parts dream, deadline, and determination

Nine months ago, I was finalizing my debut novel, An Uncertain Faith. It was a story that I had toyed with in my mind for several years. I was fortunate enough to have a sabbatical from the day job during which time I wrote until my fingers hurt.  My youngest hadn't started walking yet and … Continue reading Execution is equal parts dream, deadline, and determination