Today I was telling a girl at work how scared I am to be publishing. My first story comes out on Sunday and I’m freaking out, I told her. She was sweet, saying I’d be fine, and then she said something that threw me. They wouldn’t be publishing you if you weren’t ready. Ummmmmmmm. See, … More WritersLife Wednesday – When Are You Ready To Publish?
Why do people play the victim? Think back to the last time you were upset. Maybe you were crying or at the very least doing something that indicated you were upset on the outside. What did people around you do? Asked you if you were okay, said they’d like to help, took you out to … More Why Play The Victim?
Don’t bug the purple cookie receptors Anxiety meds couldn’t touch this Car breaks down on the way to the wedding Every Monday I’ll give you a wacky prompt or three to get you over the Monday blues and back to writing after (or during! gasp) your long day back at work. Take the prompt and a … More Coffee Prompt Monday
I’m down to crunch time. My first publication, Evie Jones and the Crazy Exes is coming out on Oct. 4th! The logo for Gremlin Publishing is finished, I have a cover (the cover will be revealed on Thursday ;), the book is formatted and uploaded on Amazon and it looks like it converted correctly in … More Publishing in T – 6 Days!
What do you think when you hear lawyer? You might think intelligent, driven people who want to shape culture for the better by working with the laws they believe are just and by helping people understand and fight the laws that are not. But I doubt it. Most people think lawyer and their minds start … More Why Do Lawyers Have Such A Bad Rep?
What’s wrong with Indie Publishing? Well, the title pretty much answers that. When you tell people you’re publishing, they’ll probably ask what type of books (meaning what genre usually) and who you’re publishing with. If you say yourself, you get a look. You know the one.
Everybody’s got issues. That means your characters have to as well. You can’t have someone who’s got it all, obviously, and you can’t have someone who’s perfectly smart, nice, attractive, ect… Those are called Mary Sues and we HATE them. But what about deeper than that. Okay, your person can be cute but stupid, and … More What’s Your Damage, Heather!
Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, pumpkin everything!!! IIiza Shlesinger on girls and Fall 😀 Happy Equinox.
Getting to be about that time. My first short story comes out in less than 2 weeks and the to-dos just keep piling up. One thing I knocked out of the way was the photo shoot for my author photo. Below are the best ones. And I’m crowd sourcing ideas (is that the right terminology? … More Vote For My Author Photo
(Excerpt for the 5th Evie Jones. There’s a shooter in the hospital and Evie has to stop him, with her ex who doesn’t know about magic and friend/crush who does in tow.) Chet’s head appeared behind the desk and my heart loosened a bit. Chet and I weren’t an item, we’d tried and it just … More Evie Jones and the Shadow Shooter Excerpt
The mystery of the murdered banana. Who let the dogs out? Crushed under the red high heels. Every Monday I’ll give you a wacky prompt or three to get you over the Monday blues and back to writing after (or during! gasp) your long day back at work. Take the prompt and a cup of coffee … More Coffee Prompt Monday
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A NATION OF DRONES By Nicki Kenyon When I was a kid, my dream was to be an astronaut and be the first woman on the moon. It didn’t matter to me that I was a Jew in the Soviet Union, and Jews in the Soviet Union just didn’t…
The Writing 101 Assignment is found here: https://writing101september2015.wordpress.com/daily-tasks/ and it challenged us to write out what we’d say if we were on a coffee date and what we’d want to update people about. This is a great one for me because I have something pretty exciting coming up. If we were having coffee right now … More Writing 101 Assignment – Virtual Coffee Date
I was sick yesterday and my boy was sweet enough to make me soup. We were out of chicken so he did a sort of vegie and potato soup which turned out really well, but we all know the ultimate I’m sick food is chicken noodle soup. We have a variation in our house of … More Sick Kittehs’ Homemade Chicken Potato Soup
I saw a great article on procrastination here: http://waitbutwhy.com/2013/10/why-procrastinators-procrastinate.html and it was all pretty on the nose, for one type of procrastination. The people who do get distracted and do go off of that mentality of ‘I want something rewarding now, like something fun or easy or relaxing, instead of working for some reward in the … More Why Do We Procrastinate?
Day 4 and still funny. We’re going to have to turn this into a wacky, fantasy short story because Daydream has got the gift of crazy storytelling. 🙂 Sir Ian McKellen stands on top of the turret at the palace at Kichaita, watching the dawn sun rise over Gremu. He turns and looks back at … More Gremu Risk Day 4
The hornets have escaped and are terrorizing the village. I’ll die before I accept your math. Fire dance with the shadows. Every Monday I’ll give you a wacky prompt or three to get you over the Monday blues and back to writing after (or during! gasp) your long day back at work. Take the prompt and a … More Coffee Prompt Monday
Our generation has one of those defining moments, where we’ll be telling our kids about it. I think every generation has something like that. The biggest thing that happens during those 20 years or so. The little ones just gets replaced if an even bigger one comes along. For us, it was 9/11. I was … More Where Were You?
It’s been 3 rounds and the lawyers in the blood red heels are drinking champagne in a throne on their very own continent! In non-dork terms, I’m red and I’m winning right now 🙂 And Daydream’s battle stories just keep getting better. We’re going to have to put these in a book when we’re done … More Writers’ Game of Risk, Day 3 – The Lawyers’ Revenge.
Since I’m nose deep in the publishing part of stuff right now, thought I’d slap up some of the links I’ve found particularly helpful. These aren’t exactly friendly waters, and navigating them can get tricky. Most are from the Mad Genius Club because I have friends there who have been so ridiculously helpful, and it … More WriterLife Wednesday – Formatting and Publishing