I am so excited! My debut novel is back from my editor and ALMOST ready to share with the world! Two Hearts: Beyond Control is set to release in October. It is the first book in the Two Hearts Trilogy that I’ve been working on . . . forever. Okay, maybe not quite that long.… Read More Two Hearts: Beyond Control
Pucker up! Today I have a hot little flash-fiction story to share with you. I couldn’t resist the temptation to have some fun when I saw this week’s Flash Fiction Challenge prompt on Dan Alatorre’s blog: “Write a Kiss.” Hope you enjoy! ******** An Unyielding Passion I tossed and turned, unable to find a comfortable… Read More Kiss Me!
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
Happy New Year! . . . and good riddance to 2015. Yeah, I know I’m a week late. I have a really good excuse though! I’ve been busy writing. I never make New Year resolutions—those things most people toss around casually with no real intention of following through on. Anyone can throw out a general statement: This year I’m… Read More A New Year, New Goals, and a New Plan of Attack
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
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
Every writer has heard this phrase. We know it’s a crucial part of our career, whether we choose the indie or traditional publishing route. But what does it really mean? I could tell you to go ask my good friend, Google. He knows everything and can point you to tons of books, blogs, videos,… Read More You Need to Build an Author Platform
I’m really bad with directions and get lost almost every time I go somewhere new. So it only makes sense that I’d make a few wrong turns on my journey as an author. Okay, it was more than a few . . . and they were major detours. I could sit here and make up all kinds of excuses… Read More Finding My Way