#amediting #editinghell – Essential oils to the rescue.

I really do use essential oils all the time. In my diffuser, topically, and even internally. I’ve been using Young Living’s Stress Away oil for a while topically and in my diffuser, and finally ordered one of the roller balls for it. Makes it even easier to use it. And I cannot live without their … Read More

NaNoWriNO (for me, at least).

“Are you doing NaNo this year?” I’ve been asked this question dozens of times in the past couple of weeks. NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has sort of become a juggernaut for writers over the years. The goal is 50k words blurped into a file over a month. I’ve tried to do it a couple … Read More

#SaturdayFlashFic – What do ewe see?

A little bit of whimsy for today’s writing prompt… … Read More

#SaturdayFlashFic – The House

How about a spooky flash fiction writing prompt today? … Read More

#WritingTip – Checklist to help your book sell. (Write Your Ass Off)

  I blogged over on my WriteYourAssOff.com blog a follow-up post to my one the other day about why won’t your book sell. I’ll be putting together a series of posts detailing the various points blow-by-blow over the next few weeks. http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/2016/07/writingtip-checklist-to-help-your-book.html Other recent releases you might have missed… Rhymes With Orangeย (Suncoast Society 35, MMMF, … Read More

#WritingTip – “Why won’t my book sell?”

I swear this really happened. I won’t name the book or the group I was in because I don’t want to shame the person. They asked why, when they’d spent years working on their book, and if “hundreds” of people had read their book, why wasn’t it selling? I don’t know where or how the … Read More

From Kristen Lamb: Author Despair – What to Do When You Feel Like All is Lost.

Kristen Lamb has a great post on her blog about author despair. I see a lot of writers lately questioning why they’re even trying anymore, and this is such a valid post right now. Author Despair—What To Do When You Feel Like All Is Lost

Sh*t Writers Say (video)

Another one that’s funny…because it’s true… (Click here if you can’t see the video.) You can sign up for my newsletter by clicking here. No spam, just alerts when I post to the website so you don’t miss anything! I have a Facebook page you can like, if you’d like. ๐Ÿ™‚ You can also bookmark … Read More

Scary New World: The ever-changing face of publishing.

Nook is discontinuing sales in the UK. Greeeaat. One more way for “the ‘Zon” to dominate indie- and self-publishing. Samhain Publishing announced last week they’re shutting down. Fuck. Take a deep breath. (And a Xanax, if you have ’em.) The good news: It’s easier than ever for a writer to get published. The bad news: … Read More

Authors: Stop it with the cliffhanger shite already. Seriously. Just…stop.

Okay, I think the blog post title says it all. I GET it. When KU first rolled out back in 2014, some of y’all immediately saw an opportunity to make a little extra change. Take a big book and break it down into smaller chunks so you got more money. Unfortunately, that got out of … Read More

#NaNoWriMo – How goes it?

If you’re still plugging away at #NaNoWriMo (good for you!) I’m still running my 30 Days of #NaNoWriMo blog posts over at the Write Your Ass Off blog. ๐Ÿ™‚ http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/search/label/%23nanowrimo

Happy NaNoWriaaAAAAAAGGGHHH!

Yes, it’s the first day of November. For those of you who partake in the care and feeding of a writer, you might suddenly notice they’ve gone crazier than usual crazy. It’s NaNo. NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is where usually fairly non-homicidal sane people decide to write a 50k word book in a month. … Read More

Write Your Ass Off: Preventing writing-related ouchies.

I blogged today over on the Write Your Ass Off blog about things I use to help mitigate repetitive-motion injuries/pain. http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/2015/10/taking-care-of-yourself-writing-related.html

Ellora’s Cave vs Dear Author lawsuit: Settlement ahoy.

There was a settlement today in the Ellora’s Cave versus Dear Author lawsuit. The result? Well… http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/2015/10/elloras-cave-vs-dear-author-not-with.html