I am a dreamer but I also believe in working for those dreams. Nothing happens without a little work-equity. I have been taking an online class to help me reach my goals of becoming a better author and entrepreneur. If you are a writer or a small business owner I suggest following Sarra Canon’s YouTube videos Heart Breathings or better yet, take her online author … Continue reading I am a dreamer…
How many mistakes have I made on my journey to becoming a published author? Hmm, there are too many to name, but I will start with a few lingering ones that will hopefully help someone else when they are looking to get published. My first mistake was FEAR! I was afraid of trying to get published. I was scared to let others read my work. … Continue reading FEAR, my first mistake
I’m giving my first presentation at the Pamlico Writers’ Conference April 6th. I’m excited and nervous. I have been a part of the conference steering committee for five years. Last year was my first as chairperson. I have grown up with the Pamlico Writers’ Group. I started attending meetings nearly twenty years ago. Ten years ago I became serious about getting published. Five years ago … Continue reading My First Presentation
What are you afraid of? When I finally decided to publish Chrome Pink last year, I didn’t give myself time to back out. I just did it. I’d spent five years working on this book, writing it, editing and revising it, sending out queries to agents and publishers, doing more editing and rewriting, until I was tired of dealing with it. My friend and mentor, … Continue reading What Are You Scared Of?
I have a confession to make. I’m a fraidy-cat. I am terrified of everything. I am afraid of trying and failing, but not trying is even worse, for that is definitely failure. I tend to hem and haw, and toy with an idea until I make up my mind. Once I’ve decided on something I plow through until it is done. Right or wrong, I … Continue reading Do Not Let Your Fears Defeat You
My writer’s journey has been more like a Dancing with the Stars episode, two steps forward and many more backwards. I’m dancing as hard as I can and still get the of steps wrong. I’ve had articles published in magazines and newspapers. I’ve been short listed on anthology competitions, and I even caught the interests of a couple of agents. After working with an agent … Continue reading I’m Dancing as Fast as I Can
After the writing is done and the edits are refined, what next? Choices have to be made, probably before you even finished writing you were thinking of how you wanted to publish. Traditional or Indie or self-publishing, there are pros and cons in both. Research is important whether looking for a publisher or an agent. It is important to find the right fit for you. … Continue reading What happens now?