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 […]

The Godmother Diaries

So, as I run Hearts on Fire Editing, I’ve been sitting on these covers for awhile now, anxious to release them and as JE Feldman released them earlier today, I’m happy and proud to release the covers for The Godmother Diaries!  

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 […]

GIVEAWAY!

So one of my friends is doing a giveaway for her newest release! Saving Rosalind is her newest release. a book that is meant to be inspiring to people! Be sure to check out the giveaway HERE and the book itself! AMAZON US AMAZON UK B&N for PAPERBACK

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 […]

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 […]

Authors Against Bullying

I know, I know! I’ve been so bad as I’ve been gone again – FOUR DAYS! But I caught something that made me sick and dizzy and eww! Well, today, besides sleeping and noming on chicken stew, I pulled together with Kate Marie Robbins and Zara Elise Thelms and pulled together the next TWO Authors […]

Breaking You Mold

When I first started writing, my first book that I released was a Fantasy book and at that moment, I thought that would be all I wrote. I love reading Young Adult books and I love the way that the Fantasy genre pulls me away from real life, making anything possible – literally anything. The […]

Dance with Darkness Preorder

It took Amazon.com long enough, but of course, being Amazon, Dance with Darkness is FINALLY up for preorder! The ebook will be $0.99 for the duration of the preorder 🙂 After preorder, it will be put at its regular price for $2.99, so get it while you can! PREORDER LINKS FOR DANCE WITH DARKNESS! ON […]

Minimizing Distractions

As we’re writing, there are many things that would pull you away from actually writing – I’m someone guilty of spending way more time on Facebook and on their games than writing or paying more attention to whatever is on netflix at the time. I’m so guilty of all of the above, but when you […]

Writing with Emotions

So many people have told me that they can’t write because something happens and their emotions take over and they just can’t – their boyfriend/girlfriend broke up with them, someone passed away, job promotion where they’re too excited, or they get distracted. If you’re the last one, please wait until the next blog post is […]