Inside the Mind of a Writer

What Could Possibly Be More Important to a New Author Than Marketing?

Life is an emotional journey. If you’ve read my bio, you already know I believe this. But what exactly does that mean? To me, it means we need to embrace life, feel each moment as we live it. Some of those emotions are wonderful. Some are painful. But we need to experience the bad times in… Read More What Could Possibly Be More Important to a New Author Than Marketing?

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Still in the Race . . . A Brief Update for All You Inquiring Minds

I know I’ve been quiet for a few weeks, but I’m still here. Recently, I’ve heard a lot of authors, some wildly successful, say that the hardest part of writing a book is actually finishing the story. Following their advice, last month I changed my normal writing process and set out to finish writing my… Read More Still in the Race . . . A Brief Update for All You Inquiring Minds

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2015: The Year of Lessons Learned…and the End of the Foolish Dreamer

  I started my blog about six months ago. Since then, I’ve written several posts that talk about my dream of becoming an author. I even wrote a post solely devoted to the idea. (Chasing A Dream) But here’s the thing I’ve come to realize about dreams: most times they’re unrealistic fantasies, things we wish… Read More 2015: The Year of Lessons Learned…and the End of the Foolish Dreamer

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Cracking The Mystery Of “Goodreads For Authors,” Part Two: READERS

This week I’m excited to share a guest post I wrote for Dan Alatorre’s popular blog. (Thanks, Dan!) Follow the link below to pop on over and check it out. –CJ A Timely guest blog post by my friend, critique partner and fellow author CJ Andrews – Dan. Sunday afternoon Dan and I were chatting about his post on how… Read More Cracking The Mystery Of “Goodreads For Authors,” Part Two: READERS