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

Editing Tools For Writers

Writers, whether they pursue traditional publication under the writer-agent model, publish under their own name, or sign with a smaller imprint, need to edit their work prior to submission. However, while some authors believe their background makes them a grammatical expert, the truth is no one should rely on a single set of eyes. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Editing Tools For Writers

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

Happy Anniversary and the Difference a Year or Five Makes

"There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why." - William Barclay Sadly neither of those days is today. However, I did receive a message informing me that yet another year has come and gone since I started down this whole blogging thing. … Continue reading Happy Anniversary and the Difference a Year or Five Makes

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