"I'll be better tomorrow. I promise." Do you ever catch yourself saying this to yourself? Most often when we promise to be better, it's because we feel like we let someone down in terms of behavior or other expectations. Last month, I let myself down by not meeting my writing goals. Oh, I could justify this with excuses. I … Continue reading A Writer’s Promise To Myself
Today on the blog, we're featuring triplet debut authors Jill Diamond, Elly Swartz, and our own Elaine Vickers! These three authors' books were released just this week, and they each agreed to answer three of our interview questions. Bonus: They also agreed to do a giveaway! Check the end of the post to find out … Continue reading Thinking in Threes: Triple MG Interview
I can’t say I exactly planned to be a nonfiction writer, but here I am. It started out as a smaller endeavor, short essays or articles on a website where I’d occasionally cite a source or two. Fast forward a few years to when I found myself writing an inspirational/self-help book, a different kind of … Continue reading Research Done. Now What?
You’re a writer. And there’s nothing like pouring your heart and mind onto the page, devoting hours, days, weeks, sometimes years to see a glimmering idea grow into a completed manuscript, and, if it’s good enough (please let it be good enough), polished into a finished book. But this life, this Writing Life, this … Continue reading Writing Makes You Question EVERYTHING
This . . . is going to be an interesting post to write. I need you, Reader, to bear witness to a little experiment. Here’s the background: I’ve been playing around with Dragon Dictation for my iPhone lately, mostly to record quick ideas that I come up with while I’m in the car and can’t safely type. … Continue reading Speak Your Mind: A Real-Time Dictation Experiment
I’m going to get very personal with you. And some of my thoughts have to do with God, but if you don’t believe in God, you can switch it out for destiny or fate or just that thing inside you that feels like it is bigger than you and connects you to the world. I … Continue reading On Letting Go
“I’m such an introvert!” shouts my friend at a party. “I’d much rather be home watching TV.” Not that I doubt her, but this would be easier to believe if my friend had not just (pick two): jumped off a makeshift karaoke stage to thunderous applause, organized an impromptu game of charades, dived off … Continue reading Introverts Unite! – No, Wait…