Archive for the 'Writerly' Category

Apr
13
2010
Things Not To Do (Writerly Wednesday on a Tuesday Edition)

I’ve addressed this before, and sadly, it looks like it needs to be said again: Publishing is absolutely full of rejection.

You will be rejected.

Did you hear that?

YOU WILL BE REJECTED.

If you can’t deal with that, you … Read More »

Feb
26
2010
No Checklists Here!

Each book has its own challenges, its own flavor and each character has his or her own journey. By this I mean, I do not write say, Triad, over and over. Not every book is kinky, not every book will … Read More »

Oct
14
2009
Writerly Wednesday – Blogging

(this is one I wrote about a year ago and I think it’s good to repeat)

Yesterday while writing, IMing and surfing the intarwebs I saw an interesting post over at the FFF community about author blogs and advice on … Read More »

May
27
2009
Writerly Wednesday

Just a quick break from writing to pop in and post.

In all the talk about promotion online and with author groups, one thing I feel is neglected is: What is the PURPOSE of promotion?

I think it’s really important … Read More »

May
15
2009
Working Around Blocks (Writerly Type Post)

Every author gets stuck. Sometimes it’s that niggling feeling that your opening is all wrong or the pacing is messed up, other times you get just plain old stuck. You sit in front of your computer and stare at the … Read More »

May
8
2009
Spam is Spam (Writerly Type Post)

I’ve said it before but I’ll repeat – I’m not an expert, I just know what works for me and what doesn’t. I’ve watched a lot of authors promote their work over the years and you know the one thing … Read More »

Feb
18
2009
Writerly Wednesday

Since I missed Sunday, I thought I’d sneak in a quick one today. I thought I’d discuss something not technical, but attitudinal.

Writing is wonderful, frustrating, rewarding, creative and special. It pleases me even when I’m up against a story … Read More »

Jan
25
2009
Writerly Sunday

There’s a lot of talk about the RWA’s PAN eligibility rules. I’m not going to address that, not really. Listen, I see on one of my loops constant angry grumblilng about the RWA. People bitter and unhappy with them and … Read More »

Jan
15
2009
New Contract, Tracklist, Etc!

Firstly, I learned yesterday in the wake of my gorgeous cover news that I’d contracted the follow up to Laid Bare to Berkley Heat for a January 2010 release! I don’t have a title for it as of yet, but … Read More »

Oct
11
2008
Some Writerly on A Saturday – Options and Contracts

I’m here at the Emerald City RWA Conference and having an hour of blissful alone-ness! But as I’m at a writing conference, I thought a writing type post would be appropriate.

There’s been some talk online about contracts and option … Read More »