Category Archive for: Writing Tips

Beta readers are alphas in my book

First I wanted to say thank you to everyone who sent me encouraging messages whether here on the blog or on the various social media outlets to which I am subscribed. Your encouragement means the world to me! I have finally, finally, finally finished my first round of edits and sent my manuscript off to […]

It’s my novel and I’ll cry if I want to

So I am still in what I am loosely referring to as the ‘editing phase’ of my novel publishing adventure. I still lie awake at night completely terrified that my novel series will be a bust. I don’t know if it would be worse for it to be completely terrible or to get a reaction […]

Taking a #2 with all your data (aka the info dump)

In anticipation of finishing my book, I began to think about the editing phase. Now I am by no means a grammatical expert and I am the queen of stranded prepositions (I’m thinking of starting a band by that name, does anyone play the oboe?). So of course I thought I would like to find […]

Social Media for the Socially Awkward

Greetings my awesome readers!  You make me look forward to writing this each week.  Knowing I will get to connect with you, if only briefly, gives me such happiness!  For real though, you guys are amazing! This week I thought I’d talk a bit about social media, probably mostly because I’m trying to navigate these […]

The plan, the myth, the legend

I can hardly believe another week has passed us by!  The time sure flies when you’re having fun, or so I’m told.  It also flies when you are a super busy parent.  There is always homework to check and laundry to do.  Clubs to sign up for, projects to finish, spelling words to learn, birthday […]