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Critique Groups, Beta Readers, Editors… oh my!

It is my humble opinion that every writer needs at least someone critiquing their work. It is only to your benefit that someone else (who is not a sycophant, someone who will tell you they love it no matter what) looking over your work and giving you constructive...

NaNoWriMo is upon us!

NaNoWriMo is a writing challenge to get writers writing. It is a collective commitment among writers to get that novel done. There are other writing challenges out there, and I’ve recently become a fan of setting such huge goals and pushing yourself to achieve...

Believing in Yourself and Your Art

The world of writing and publishing and actually making money at it is…a slow moving machine (as I’m coming to find out). I have had high hopes for my debut novel. And, while it certainly has been a crash course, a serious learning process, I have frankly...

Who has the time?

I tell you…I MISS writing! But I just haven’t had the time! Make the time, Sara. Yes, I know, I know. But time is a precious commodity…for everyone. And it’s not as easy as you think with three young ones with three different schedules, a...

A letter for the aspiring author

Please note that I am not saying that I have all the answers. In fact, I am still fairly new to the game. But I want to share what information I have gleaned while it is fresh in my mind. I am about a year into the game (having signed my first contract about a year...