Inside the Mind of a Writer

Imagine If We Could Rewrite Life

Every author will tell you that characters don’t always do what we had planned for them. And stories don’t always stick to the plot points in our outlines. (The nerve of them! Right?) But that’s fiction. In real life, we can plan better. Prepare. Have each and every minute step mapped out in fine detail,… Continue reading Imagine If We Could Rewrite Life

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

Inside the Mind of a Writer

Why Indie? The Answer Might Surprise You…

I’m proud to say I’m an indie author. What does that mean, you ask? Quite simply, it means that I am responsible for every aspect of writing, publishing, and marketing my work. This is the point where most people tend to look at me with an odd expression and ask, “Why would you want to… Continue reading Why Indie? The Answer Might Surprise You…

Inside the Mind of a Writer

My First Book Shout Out -Two Hearts Beyond Control by C.J. Andrews

How cool is this! Many thanks to Sally Cronin for featuring me and Two Hearts: Beyond Control on her "New Book Shout Out!" Click the link below and pop on over to Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life to check it out. ~CJ Today a romance that takes a lonely and unfulfilled housewife on… Continue reading My First Book Shout Out -Two Hearts Beyond Control by C.J. Andrews

Inside the Mind of a Writer

Who Says Dreams Don’t Come True?

Shhh . . . and don't you dare pinch me. I'm not ready to wake up. I am having the most amazing dream . . . so much better than the one I’ve been having for years. You remember that one? I’m sure I’ve told you about it before—the one where I become a published author and share my… Continue reading Who Says Dreams Don’t Come True?

Inside the Mind of a Writer, Messages from CJ's desk

Who’s Afraid of the Big Blank Page

We've all been there before. Whether writing a novel, a report, a blog post, or a menu for the week when you don’t feel like cooking. You find yourself staring at the dreaded blank page. The one that’s supposed to capture your brilliant thoughts and ideas as they flow from your fingertips. The curser sits… Continue reading Who’s Afraid of the Big Blank Page

Inside the Mind of a Writer

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