There are moments in all our lives when things start to come together - when we embrace the courage we need to do something new and different and things mesh in ways we'd only dreamed about.
For years I've dreamed of starting my own indie publishing label. When I left traditional publishing and decided to journey on my own, I'd hoped that one day I'd be able to create a company that would not only umbrella my books, but also give other writers a place to go for resources and support. I...
Do you know how difficult it is to stay organized when you don't have a permanent space to write?
I tend to write all over the house - the living room, in the bed, the dining room. I like the ability to move about, to sit where I'm comfortable. But, it makes it very difficult to keep everything organized in the process. We don't have the space in the house for me to have a designated office, but I've come up with several ways to stay organized even without a writing space.
It's just after 7:00 on a Monday night. I've been up since 5:00 this morning and I'm just now sitting down to spend a little time writing.
I could list the million little things I've done today, the numerous tasks I accomplished between when I got up and now. And I could go on and on about the exhaustion I feel knowing sleep is still hours away.
Or I could look at today with a little more optimism.
It's a new week and tonight I don't have anywhere to be except in front of my computer revising my...
The simple answer is 'No.' Nobody is coming for your books.
The more complex answer requires a bit of background.
A few years ago a lovely woman by the name of Marie Kondo wrote a book called The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. This book seemed to take organization world by storm, but it wasn't until Netflix released a series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, that the book world seemed to go nuts.
The concept behind her method of decluttering and organization is that we should only keep what trul...
"A writer's life is a life of revisions." - Jonathan Franzen
Right now it's a Saturday morning and the entire house is still sleeping. It's grey and gloomy outside and we're expecting a good bit of rain. I prefer days like this when it comes to working on writing and projects because I find the 'gloom' helps me concentrate. And, with today being a writing work day, I need to concentrate because I'm jumping into the revision stage of the process.
I can almost hear the groans from other writers. Ye...
I published my first blog post in November 2007. I was pregnant with my youngest and felt like blogging was a great way to get back in the habit of writing in a way that didn't take much time each day - quick post, a daily anecdote about parenting, a funny story. It made writing easy and enjoyable again.
In 2009 I started working on my PhD, which happened to focus on how women build community online through writing and sharing their stories. When I graduated in 2012 I felt the need for a b...