“Write the first draft without editing.” That’s the most shared advice (in my experience) professional authors give to new authors. But is it really the best advice a new author should adhere to? In the last blog post I got the smackdown (literally) from my Inner Cave Girl about listening to my gut and how […]
Get out of the Box Already and...
Committing to writing on a daily basis isn’t hard. But it does take work. Planning. Willpower. And showing up. Every. Day. Repeatedly. For as long as it takes to develop a writing habit you can’t kick. Every day I come home from the day job, then (after dinner, time with the kid, and starting a […]
Business experts agree (in general) that Time Management is a necessary skill to develop to be successful, but is it really Time Management or is it… Priority Management? As a scientist and–surprisingly enough–fiction author, I spend an ungodly amount of time asking “what if” questions. You might say that I ask myself those questions to […]
Blogging as an author is easy–IF you know what to blog about. Social media experts all have their opinion on how authors should approach blogging–and that’s great! But what happens if you’ve tried their approach and it didn’t work? Or wasn’t sustainable? What do you do then? Hi, I’m a fiction author who has […]