I Want A New Drug

Some people say you should write what you know. It makes sense, doesn’t it? After all, you can deliver a more compelling story if you’re familiar with the subject. My editor told me from day one to expand out of my comfort zone and do just the opposite. When I wrote Unlikely Venture, I hadContinue reading “I Want A New Drug”

Wouldn’t It Be Awesome If I Was A Developer Who Could Program My Own Freaking Ideas??

I’ve been extremely occupied with edits for my second novel, “Nothing Ventured,” this week.  And I thought there was no creativity left in my overworked brain to pour into the old entrepreneurial arsenal.  Thoughts of Mia and Chris incessantly swarm my mind and my sole focus is to finesse their love story to the satisfaction of my editor.Continue reading “Wouldn’t It Be Awesome If I Was A Developer Who Could Program My Own Freaking Ideas??”

If You Want Perfection, You’d Better Be Prepared To Pay For It!

Some authors opt out of having manuscripts professionally edited.  I guess they think it’s an unnecessary expense.  Some authors just don’t know specifically what an editor does so they fail to see the value in hiring one.  And SOME authors may think that their friends and family members can read a manuscript and find anyContinue reading “If You Want Perfection, You’d Better Be Prepared To Pay For It!”

Stop Trying To Bypass The Process! It’s There For A Reason!

I’m a very process-oriented gal.  It’s a big part of my day job and I’m good at designing them.  There are very good reasons why processes are developed, implemented and executed.  They guide an initiative to completion.  They lay out a set of logical steps that individuals can follow in order to achieve a specificContinue reading “Stop Trying To Bypass The Process! It’s There For A Reason!”

Taking The Weekend OFF!

Today is a good day.  I feel very relaxed right now.  It doesn’t hurt that I’m getting a pedicure as I type, but that’s not the real reason.  I just feel like I have a lot to look forward to on this journey toward publication.  I don’t know where it will lead me, but I’mContinue reading “Taking The Weekend OFF!”

Getting To Know My Next Hero…It’s All About The Character Sketch

When I decided to write Unlikely Venture, I just WROTE.  I made some notes here and there but for the most part, I found out what was going to happen as I typed.  I didn’t have the whole story mapped out, didn’t use an outline.  But that style kind of suits me.  I’m impulsive soContinue reading “Getting To Know My Next Hero…It’s All About The Character Sketch”

What’s In It For Me?

Let’s face it, contemporary romance novels are ubiquitous.  So how can you differentiate yours from the rest?  This is a big part of the value prop for an author but you don’t always get an opportunity to deliver a full Power Point presentation complete with charts and Smart Art explaining why your novel commands attention. Continue reading “What’s In It For Me?”

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