Three Reasons Why I Write

I was listening to a podcast recently and the topic they discussed centered around why we as writers, well…write. It seems like such a simple question and yet it can really make one stop and think But the way the host approached it was this: come up with three reasons that you write. Then whittle […]

NaNoWriMo Day 13: Taking Chances

Day 13: During Nano, it’s all about taking chances. To provide motivation to writers to continue their writing journey. But in order to do so, one must lay it all on the line. Stick their neck out. Be willing to put a piece of themselves out to the world. Be a taking chances turtle Like the […]

NaNoWriMo Motivation – Day 12

Day 12: We’re nearing the halfway mark of our month long writing marathon. And if you’re like me, the sun, moon, and stars have not aligned properly every day, making it a challenge to get to those 1,667 words each day. Most days I’ve hit at least 1,000 words, but mostly I fail to make […]

NaNoWriMo Motivation – Day 11

Day 11: There’s something magical about writing and being able to say you want to be a writer. But there’s a reason why many talk about it, but not everyone does it. The old adage, “if it were easy, everyone would do it” certainly applies here. Writing is not easy. It’s a solitary venture, with […]

NaNoWriMo Motivation – Day 10

Day 10: Fear. It’s the other four letter F-word. It’s a word that prevents dreams from materializing and has brought down nations. But what if fear has been receiving a bad rap for all these years? It can be a powerful motivator, both good and bad. But what makes it bad for some, while good […]

NaNoWriMo Motivation – Day 9

Day 9: So if you’ve been able to keep up with your word count, you should be around the 15,000 word mark. As of right now, I sit at 10,457 words. I’m a bit behind the eight ball, but I’m not really worried about it. Why? Because while I’m going to do my best to […]

NaNoWriMo Motivation – Day 8

Day 8: Last night after watching Shark Tank, my daughter asked me how those investors could give someone so much money without knowing whether or not they would get it back (in this case it was $700K). It seemed crazy to her. I told her that usually the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward and […]

NaNoWriMo Motivation – Day 7

Day 7: Today’s quote isn’t from a writer, but from one of the forefathers in business and entrepreneurship. Someone who knows how to keep going when things start to fray at the edges. Henry Ford knew what it took to fall down, lag behind, but pick himself up and keep moving. That kind of perseverance […]

Podcast Series Ep 3: Two Motivational Podcasts to Kick Start Your Writing

Writing can be hard. It’s a solitary, isolating profession and sometimes we need a pick me up. These two podcasts accomplish that in their own ways. Having a cheerleader, even if it’s through the speakers of your computer, headphones, or car as you commute, is vital to the self-esteem of a writer. While we may […]

Podcast Series Ep 2: Two Book Marketing and Publishing Podcasts Every Indie Author Needs

In my last post, I talked about my three favorite self-publishing podcasts.  In this post, it’s all about my favorite marketing and publishing news podcasts. When you’re an indie author, it takes more than just writing a great book. Marketing is the other side of the coin and a skill you have to learn if […]