Monday Motivation

  There may come a time, or several times, in an author’s life where they become overwhelmed with all the work they have to do. Work that often produces no results. I had that moment last week which opened me for a negative thought assault. Followed by the “I don’t Read more…

Dealing With Bad Reviews

There’s a ton of advice out there on how to deal with bad reviews. They like to say “dwell on the good reviews.” What if you don’t have any glowing reviews to off-set the negative/indifferent ones? I’ve been having this problem. It’s not something I talk about much because I Read more…

My First Panel!!!

Me and snow had a little problem over the weekend. More on that later. Before that nasty blizzard hit Chicago, I had an amazing time at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting. I had one monster of a…let’s call it an adventure getting from my home in Brooklyn to the hotel in Chicago. Read more…

Characters and Careers

A career molds how a character views the world. For instance, writers see stories in everything. I use job and career interchangeably because, in my series, the word career doesn’t exist. In The Sciell, I didn’t have to worry about careers. The characters lived in a small community. They didn’t Read more…

Winter Inspiration

My least favorite season was winter. There’s no escaping the cold and then the snow…the snow turns a 3 hour train ride into a 6 hour nightmare. It messes up roads. It turns sidewalks into ice slides. But, the snow is starting to grow on me. Until this year, I Read more…

Self- Discipline

I admire those who can write everyday. I’ve tried. It’s not for me. I have a short attention span. It hasn’t been a problem in the past because I’ve always needed to multitask. I may not write everyday, but I get enough work done to finish/publish a handful of stories. Read more…

Split the Story?

Thanks for your comments on my previous post Beta Readers. Gave me something to think about. +Damien Boath also suggested I divide my 200,000+ word manuscript into several books. It stuck with me. It’s an excellent idea! I’ve been trying to figure out how and if this will work with Read more…