Authors are plagued with self-doubt and worry over silly things. Harper Lee, for one, threw her whole manuscript for To Kill a Mockingbird out her NYC window while editing. Fortunately, her publisher made her retrieve and finish the book. See, Fling Manuscript From the Window. Laura Ingalls Wilder’s daughter, Rose, stated in a diary entry the … More Self-doubt: An Authors Worst Enemy
Happy Left-Handers Day! There are people who care about our needs. I found this store on Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco when I visited in June. I was awed by the wonderful treasures and wanted several items. Unfortunately, the prices were beyond my vacation budget. I really wanted this notebook though. I purposely flip … More Happy Left-Handers Day
“I am officially an Award-Winning Author!” I have to keep telling myself this so I’ll believe it. A while ago, I paid for Hungry Monster’s Review Service plus the cost of my eBook so the review would show as a verified purchase on Amazon. “But it doesn’t count if you pay for it!” Some would … More I Am Officially an Award-Winning Author
In the early days of writing my book, I researched and followed agent blogs. I expected to submit my synopsis and the first five pages to one, and then wait three months for the traditional non-reply rejection. However, during the course of the revision process, I’ve learned that the publishing business has changed. Many writers … More Promoting White Bird Publications
Available on Amazon This Young Adult Historical novel, tells the fictional account of young Mary Shirley who just wants a normal life with friends her age and someday, suitors. She is brave, tenacious, and prone to be rash. The settlers along Indian Creek in Western Virginia are siding against King George, except Papa. He has … More Book I Defiance on Indian Creek
So, I just read the first chapter of Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee, that’s trending all over the Internet as a promotion for the book release on the 14th of July. This was the original book she wanted published. Let go of expectations. Read it as if you know nothing of To Kill … More Go Set a Wat…Chapter One Opinion
Joining a critique group brings an end to the arrogant delusion of, “I have written a great story.” In fact, I’m discovering some hard, and down right scary, things about myself.
Some days, you just have to spread everything across the floor and sort it out.
I watched my first Punch and Judy puppet show on YouTube—the gritty, not for children, version. And I have to say, some days I wish I had a slap stick, which would make me someone’s antagonist, but there are people in this world who need a good whack.
Scrivener stores, organizes, compiles, and so much more. I use the Windows version and love it. Now, if only there were a brain version. I can dream… In the mean time, I’m enjoying the tutorial YouTube videos by Karen Prince. Happy writing!