4 steps to publishing a book

If you've published - stop laughing... If you've not published, don't believe the headline. It's a joke. This year I've had a ton of projects and opportunities. It's been wonderful for me to stretch my writer muscles and try different things like writing in an anthology, being part of a project I'm not allowed to … Continue reading 4 steps to publishing a book

First Draft – DONE!!!!!!!

Its done!!! 59,017 words and the first draft is done!!! Now I send it off to my beta readers and see what they think. Thank goodness for my daughter who nagged and pushed me. Thank goodness for my characters who I thought were off the rails but who came through in the end! Now I … Continue reading First Draft – DONE!!!!!!!

Good Day… Good Words

There are days when you're writing that it flows with such ease you cannot get the words on the page fast enough. These are golden days meant to be maximized. The more of these you have the more likely you are to finish things - at least that's the theory. Today was one of those … Continue reading Good Day… Good Words

Inching Closer

My writing time has been infringed upon. We've hit some bumps in the renovations we're doing so much discussion has been needed and this has pushed into my writing time. By the time we're done discussing, I'm so tired, I've not been able to write much. Tonight I put my foot down and kicked people … Continue reading Inching Closer

Too Many Words

When I started this manuscript, I didn't like it. I wrote and continued to write. I worried it wasn't up to par. Now I realize it was nerves. I mostly knew it at the time but my inner critic was working overtime. I've been annoyed about the low word count and frustrated with the things … Continue reading Too Many Words

Whiskey Lullaby

Keren Hughes Salvation can come from the unlikeliest places. Brent Ryder is sick of the limelight. Struggling to write, struggling to sing from the heart when his heart isn’t in it, life on the road is taking its toll. Widow, Caleigh Flynn, hasn’t looked at another man since her husband died three years ago. Feisty … Continue reading Whiskey Lullaby

Manuscript Progress

Procrastination is a great tool if you don't want to accomplish anything. Today I set up posts for my blog, did some promoting on some of my books, celebrated my first hardcover book and a variety of other tasks in order to avoid writing. I had a lot of excuses - my female character is … Continue reading Manuscript Progress

Forgiveness

Starla Kaye Life can sometimes be one gut punch after another. For heart-wounded cowboy, Tucker Dalton, it started with a tough childhood and a rebellious streak. A car accident lands him in prison, living with never-ending guilt and inconvenient feelings for his best friend’s woman. It’s enough to make anyone give up. Life can be … Continue reading Forgiveness