Sunday Roundup #4

Goal #1 – This week I changed my weekly goal of hitting 10K a week to 6K, just for this week. I wanted to have time to revisit my outline, now that I’m halfway through the book, and tweak it. This turned out to be good in more ways than one. I knew I’d be…

What to do when you’re writing in a genre you can’t SELL!

I hate that headline! I hated writing it and I hate that that’s been my experience. I’ve been writing in a genre that I can’t sell. Mysteries. There’s nothing wrong with the mystery genre. I read lots of mysteries. I probably read more mysteries than anything else. That includes horror. And I know for a…

Sunday Roundup #2

Goal #1 As you can see from the pic, I nailed my word count. In two weeks, I’m through Act I of my WIP. And I’m not just aiming to be productive. A fast word count doesn’t mean anything if the book isn’t good. So far, the book seems really good. Once I finish the…

Sunday Roundup

How did everyone’s week go? Now that I’m typing, I’m thinking that the roundup post might be better on Saturday. But Sunday feels more like the end of the week to me, even though it’s the beginning. Oh well. Think I’m sticking with Sunday. I’ve started the year with two goals. There will be more,…

Healthy Vibe – Ultra Walking

Who has heard of ultra walking? No, never heard of it? An ultra is anything over a marathon. Ultra walking is walking long distances. I’m new to this and only recently heard about it on Joanna Penn’s (The Creative Penn) podcast. She did an ultra race last year and shared her thoughts with listeners. That…

Morning Zen

For the last three years, I’ve been on a sort of journey. A journey to find peace within myself, and the ability to interact peacefully with the world around me. Even when the world is anything but peaceful. Even when all I want to do is scream and run and shout and cry. And it…

The Project: Happiness

New year, new theme. Well, sorta. It’s Monday night and I’m sitting in bed, hanging out with the cats, trying to figure out a blog schedule and theme. Us authors have to brand ourselves if we want to be successful, you know. But what’s my brand? I write scary books, but as you can probably…

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! It’s Christmas morning and I’ve some time to get a few last minutes things done. Mainly, I forgot to change the name of my heroine in Outlaw, my upcoming release. So I knocked that out and uploaded the new version of the book to the online retailers. Phew. With only 7 hours…

2016 Lessons Learned

It’s been a minute since my last blog post. I can’t believe I didn’t even blog about my experience at HallowRead in Havre de Grace! That was one spectacular weekend. I did post pictures of the town on my Facebook page. Maybe I’ll do another blog post for the places I visited this year, as…