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The Power of Writing it Down

I've always been a tactile person when it comes to task lists, calendars, and the like. When I was in school, I always kept physical lists of my assignments -- starting in first grade. It's no different now. I have a journal with lined pages in which I dedicate a page to each week. On Sundays, I write out two…

Stepping into Learning

A few years back I dipped my toe into indie publishing by publishing a few books that had done well in contests, including winning RWA's Golden Heart, and that had gotten good feedback from publishers. They just didn't happen to find the right spot at the right publishing house at the right time. I also got the rights back to…

When One Door Closes

This week's #UpbeatAuthors topic is "When one door closes, another one opens." It's one of those sayings that can be annoying when you've just had a door slam in your face. That's understandable because the opportunity lost is still fresh in your mind, still stings or full-fledged hurts. It often takes time to get over that door closing before you…

Welcome to Writer Wednesdays

This has been a year of change in my career and having to figure out how to deal with that change. And so, of course, I thought I should write about it and hopefully help or inspire other authors in the process. Let's go back in time a little bit. Late last year, I was burned out. While I had…