Last night, I hit 11,300 words in my new novel. (Asking yourself what happened to Eleanor? See this post). Writing a first draft is always a weird process for me. On one hand, the first draft is probably my most exhilarating draft. It is raw ideas splashed across a page. It is something created from … Continue reading Why do writers dislike their own writing?
One of the things I'm most grateful to my parents for is their push for me to travel. By the time I was sixteen, I had tramped all over the United States and visited six countries. Not bad, especially since we always lived in the same small town in Tennessee (which I love dearly). Still, … Continue reading Around the World in 10 Books
Who said marketing has to be painful? Well....almost all writers. The truth is that, for most writers, marketing is not instinctual. It's a labor of love that we submit to only because we care about our books and want to see them do well in the world, much like a fair-skinned mom submits to getting sunburned so she … Continue reading 7 Creative and Inexpensive Marketing Tactics