Inside the Mind of a Writer

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

Messages from CJ's desk

The Joy of Christmas Distractions

I love Christmas: the traditions, the decorations, the scents, and the general feeling of cheer that emerges all around. For my family, the holiday season begins with a trip to the tree farm the weekend after Thanksgiving. It’s a tradition we began over twenty years ago, when my sons were toddlers. I have so many… Continue reading The Joy of Christmas Distractions

Inside the Mind of a Writer

You Need to Build an Author Platform

  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,… Continue reading You Need to Build an Author Platform