Haters

No matter what you write, no matter how many things you publish, who you speak to or what you say, I can promise that there will be haters, people who cannot stand one thing about you, but that’s not important. What is important is that you keep reaching for your dreams despite them. There are […]

Music

Many authors listen to music while they write. I do that myself. Something about having background noise while writing calms me, allows me to focus on my writing, but it has to be the right kind of background noise. When I write, when I’m not listening to the background noise of NCIS, Dexter, or the […]

More Advice from Bree

Writing is hard. It takes a lot of energy and a lot of concentration. You’re often lost, listening to too many characters at one time or you may not have any of your characters speaking to you. At times, you will want to give up – I know there are times when I want to […]

Looking for a Cover Designer

I had made a post previously about cover designers and I had listed some of my personal favorites, but there are more to that list. I’m not adding them in this post, but I was asked what do I look for when looking for a cover designer. Now, when I think about my book covers, […]

Write Often or Pace Yourself?

This is a question that is asked constantly by many people and¬† the answer lies within yourself, I believe. There are times that the characters speak to me and I cannot get them to shut up and when this happens, I tend to write often, but other than that, I pace myself. I make myself […]

Software for Writing

One question that I also constantly get asked is what is the best software for writing. There are so many out there that the decision might be a difficult one, but have no fear. There are many alternatives that you can get to for writing. One of the amazing programs I had run into has […]

Mind of Their Own

The one thing we all hate is when we’re writing and we think that we’re in control, but we’re not. The characters speak and they do their own thing – turning your story upside down and changing your plot. My best advice when this happens is to let them – Listen to your characters and […]

Using Emotions in Writing

So, the past week, there was something that happened that made things a little hard on not only me, but others around me. My step-mother’s father passed away and he was like a grandfather to me. It was hard seeing her, her children, and everyone else that knew him upset over it and trying hard […]

Being Weird

Well, o get asked constantly how I come up with my ideas and I get stumped on this question constantly. I don’t know what to say to get them satisfied other than they just come to me. Some might be dreams and whatnot, but others just randomly pop into my head. Now the other thing […]

Lost Time

So, again, in the past few days, I’ve been not publishing on this blog here, but I AM TONIGHT! In this lost time, I’ve added a symbol to Ophelia, but I’m not releasing information about it yet :3 I guess you’ll have to wait a little while, but here’s that symbol! It’s ore than that […]

Promotions

So one important thing about being an indie author is promotions. You are everything when you’re an indie author. You write, promote, market, publish, review edits, look for a cover artist, and everything like that. Promotions are important. In this endeavor, I am helping people with their promotions by posting them on my author page […]

Faced with Disaster

Okay, so the title is a little misleading as it’s not technically a disaster, but it is for a writer, I guess. Here, I’m faced with a problem. I love to write and I want to write – ALL THE FREAKING TIME – as I have so many things listede in my “to be written” […]

Getting Back to Writing

So, there have been quite a few things that have pulled me away from writing and blogging more often, but I’m here to tell you that I’m going to try my best to get back to making on blog post a day AND writing a little a day (or at least editing). It’s good for […]

Conversing with New People

Okay, so I will admit that I am introverted and the idea of talking to new people and a lot of things in my life changing REALLY and I mean really scares me. The thought of talking to people that I haven’t known for years is something that gets me cringing and I would honestly prefer dealing […]

Will I Ever Be Ready

In one of my groups, someone asked me a simple question that had me thinking back to when I published my first book.¬†Samantha asked me, Did you ever have a hard time feeling like your book was ready to publish? I’ve revised SOOOO many times. I don’t dare send it to the editor yet. I’m […]