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Two years ago when I hit upload on Create Space, I didn’t know what to expect.  I was scared to death but I was also excited to know my dream of being a published author had finally come true.  It wasn’t as I imagined – romance author, but it was about my second love – book promotion. This has been amazing two year journey.  I’ve learned so much about me, my writing and promotion.  I
Last week I had a nice virtual tea with LaShaunda.  Yes I have to have sessions with myself. I’ve been dealing with am I writer or do I like talking about being a writer. I’ve been in stuck mode when it comes to my writing for months since I published my first book. I’m sitting in the car and I admit I like talking about being a writer.  Writing is hard sometimes.  I’d rather talk
When you deal with fear it can be an everyday thing.  It doesn’t go away as some people say, it visits you often.  In my research to beat fear, I’m learning fear is a good thing.  It gets you out of your comfort zone if you choose to move past it. I’m very happy in my comfort zone because I’m used to it.  However, I’m not living my dream because I refuse to leave my
Today I start my editing journey.  I’ve had the book back from the editor for a while, but I put off the editing because I had a lot of other things on my plate and I didn’t want to be distracted from giving my all to the book.  I chose September as my editing month and also created an Editing challenge to keep me motivated. I’m nervous about what the editor has to say, but
One of my biggest issues with dealing with fear is admitting that I dealt with fear.  I called it procrastination, lateness, I’ll do it tomorrow, or I’m gonna do it. It was easy to call it a different name than what it was – FEAR. I’m a Christian, we’re not supposed to fear anything but God.  Unfortunately that’s not true.  There are a lot of Christians dealing with fear; some are probably calling it everything
Today I celebrate one year as a published author and as a book publisher.  I want to share a few lessons I learned on the way. Everybody Is Not Your Reader – I teach this to my promotion clients, and I’m so glad I constantly reminded myself of this lesson daily. You want everybody to buy your book but everybody is not going to buy your book.  Especially those you supported in the past.  Just
The I’m gonna bug has hit me this week.  I’m gonna write, but it hasn’t happen. I’ve been working on the Produce*Publish*Promotion summit so that has my brain clogged.  I found my research I did for the story, so I’m hoping that will help with creating new scenes. Next week is vacation time.  I’m doing a staycation but I’m also going to turn it to a mini writer retreat because my mind has been on
Ice cream is one of my comfort foods. When I was in the navy I fell in love with a Baskin Robins flavor – Caramel Chocolate Crunch. It was a vanilla ice cream, swirled with caramel and tiny bits of chocolate cookies. I think I ate three scoops every day the whole time I was Guam. When I returned stateside, I search for this ice cream. I couldn’t find it for years. No Baskin Robins
I joined the Navy when I was 17 my junior year in high school.  The first year before I was sworn in we learned what the Navy was all about.  We had guest speakers who were in the navy come and talk to us about their experiences. I’d never been out of St. Louis but once in my life when we went to Kansas City for church event.  I was excited about seeing the world
I love to read my mom used to tease me that I would read the back of the cereal box that’s how much I love to read. I am a magazine lover. I enjoy seeing new magazines on the shelf. Even though I’m a digital magazine publisher, I still love the feel of a magazine. I guess that’s why I still get a tingle when I hold SORMAG Digital. It feels real to me. I’m