Tag: pep talk

a duck in a flamingo world

Last week my family went on a trip to a zoo. We’re zoo people. It’s fun for us to explore new places and see the crazy animals. As we walked through, we stopped at the flamingo habitat. The pink diva birds stood on their…

Yoda. Snooki. Stephen King. And Dealing With Rejection.

Last night I learned that an editor declined to publish the novel I’m working on. No. No. No. Don’t feel pity for me. Don’t. I’m fine! Seriously. This isn’t my first rejection. It won’t be my last.  Rejection is part of the job. It’s…

It Takes Courage

I’m pretty much a scaredy cat. In fact, I’m afraid of cats. Truly. Even little kitties. I’m also afraid of sharks, rats, spiders, lice, skunks…among other assorted nouns. I’m frightened by those tubes of crescent rolls. Those stupid things really shouldn’t be so inconsistent…

Being Fruity Is A Good Thing

  My friend Amelia Rhodes and I text many times a day. A common theme in our messages lately has been… “The internet is ruining the world” Now, I don’t really believe that. Without the internet, I wouldn’t have this blog, connections to many of…

5 Ways to “Fake It Till You Make It” — Novelist Edition

Yesterday I posted the following status on my novelist fan page (like me, please…) “The more time I spend writing novels, the more I realize I have NO idea what I’m doing. Isn’t that hilarious?”  So, I thought I’d let you in on 5…

5 Ways to Fail At Writing a Novel in 30 Days

As you may know, I’m writing a novel this month. 30 days. 50,000 words. I did it last year. Whoop. And that novel releases with WhiteFire Publishing in February. I’d thought about writing a post about how to write a novel in 30 days….

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