Month: October 2020

  • Writing on a Budget!

    Before I start, let me be clear that I’m talking about WIPs on their way to being published, not for polishing that final manuscript. Jenna Moreci has a video on Easy Budgeting for Writers for when you reach that stage. Here’s an older video on How Much Does It Cost to Publish a Book? I’ve […]

  • Happy WordPress Birthday to Me!

    It might seem silly to celebrate a website birthday, especially a little writing site from an unpublished writer who claims to know what she’s talking about. But I don’t care. It’s my WordPress birthday and I can cry if I want to. Except I don’t. It’s a happy thing, So thanks to my followers, all […]

  • Burnout!

    In life, we need a break, a holiday, and day on the sofa before we burnout. Why would writing be any different?  I felt a burn out brewing last week, so I took a three days off writing. It might not sound like much since not everyone writes daily. I do. Between my novels, short […]

  • Past Mistakes!

    We all make silly mistakes in writing, especially during a draft or when focussing on style rather than editing. Those pesky spellings like they’re, there and their or using past simple when you should use past perfect can really bring your writing down a peg or two.  Learning Spanish as a foreign language force me […]

  • Revisions and Edits Suck!

    Well… they do and they don’t.  But they are necessary for any writer, so suck it up and deal with it. A few days ago, my revisions felt marvelous with a minor plot addition that really built on my driving plot points. Honestly, it was genius.  Now, I’m knee deep in edits and consistency revisions, and […]