Everybody talks about the “process.” Finding, appreciating, and dealing with the “process.” But what does that even mean? It means,… Read more Respect Yourself by Respecting YOUR Work
Dreams are everywhere. They float around us. They motivate some. They terrify others. Living the creative life AND getting to… Read more Following a Dream
I recently met with an agent at a writing conference a couple of weeks ago. This statement in itself makes… Read more Agents are people too
The “Why do you write?” question is everywhere. At this point I can’t even tell if it’s rhetorical or not… Read more Why do you write (publish)?
Mixing art and business sucks. It’s hell. Everything is based on “likeability,” “timing,” and “perception.” You could write the greatest… Read more Don’t Marry Your Work, but Take it Out to Dinner
I’m one lucky lady. I’ve got a pretty cool writing career, awesome weirdos for kids, and the most adorably entertaining… Read more What Pauly Shore Taught Me
It’s as important to know when to walk away in publishing as it is in bad relationships. I’ve been writing… Read more Pulling the Plug
How many times have you been in the middle of a project and freaked out about how it might end?… Read more The middle of everything is terrifying!
It’s happened a lot. I write something and think: This is the story that everyone will want! Fast-forward past queries,… Read more Connecting with readers