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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Podcast Series Ep 1: Three Self-Publishing Podcasts Indie Writers Should Subscribe To

Podcasts can be a treasure trove of information for writers. Here are the best ones for self-publishing I’ve found to give the best bang for my audio buck.   Podcasts are one of the hottest mediums out there today. People can listen on the go, sitting in traffic, walking the dog. They’ve become my “go […]

Three Ways Music Enhances Creative Writing

I love music. I always have. Unfortunately, I don’t have that gene that some get to understand the theory of music or the voice to be the next winner of any of the singing reality television shows. I have no idea how my daughter ended up with her angelic high pitched Disney Princess voice. But […]