Writing isn’t for Everybody

on October 1, 2019

There is no way that I spend 3+ years on a medication that has side effects for me that emulate the results of a stroke, making it impossible to write, and don’t ask the hard questions. Will I ever write again?  Do I still have stories to tell?  Am I still relevant? Coming off the

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Indie and Traditional Publishing – Neither are for Everybody

on September 24, 2019

This is the 4th post in a series I’m doing on recovering from burnout, or you know…maybe avoiding all together. While current wisdom is that the strongest careers are hybrid careers, meaning an author who is published both with traditional publishers and either indie published, or has books out with a small press, not all

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Social Media isn’t for Everybody

on September 17, 2019

This is the 3rd blog post in a series on Recovering from Burnout, something I have personal experience with. In today’s publishing industry, authors are expected to be Social Media mavens.  It’s written into some publisher’s contracts and an indie published author is under tremendous pressure to put herself and her life out there to

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Bestsellers Lists aren’t for Everyone

on September 10, 2019

This is the 2nd blog post in a series on Recovering from Burnout, something I have personal experience with. Who doesn’t dream of becoming a big time bestselling author when they start out in their writing career?  Listening to the chitchat going on at conferences and the like, we must acknowledge, not very many. I

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Deadlines aren’t for Everybody

on August 31, 2019

This is the 1st in a series of blog posts about recovering from burnout, something I am all too familiar with. Deadline’s aren’t for everybody, but they are an integral part of the publishing process.  And if you cannot make and meet them, you will be hampered in your ability to achieve commercial success as

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New Book out By Lucy Monroe: Hot Alaska Nights

on August 24, 2019

Internationally Bestselling author Lucy Monroe has a new book out! The long awaited second book in her Northern Fire series, Hot Alaska Nights is out now. Self made billionaire, Rock doesn’t live by anyone’s rules but his own. He’ll be damned if he’s going to let the bright lights and big stars of Hollywood intrude

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