Looking for a good book cover

Looking for a good book cover

Looking for a good book cover

The weekend flew by for me– did it do that for you, too? Wow. I am finding that the more I work toward a book release the faster the days go by. I spent all of yesterday putting together a mockup of a cover for the caper mystery. It looked pretty darn sweet, but in the end, I didn’t keep it. Why not? It wasn’t perfect. I know that sounds a little huh-worthy, but let me explain. If you listen to any of the big podcasts, The Creative Penn, The Sell More Books Show etc. you will hear it said

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What should I write about?

What should I write about?

Since How to Write is now a little more than a week away, I am considering this question that I hear so often. What should I write about? We all face this dilemma when we sit down to pen something. I personally keep a pretty lengthy list of folders in my Document section devoted to ideas. And when I have an idea, I write it out and save it over there. So when the time comes to begin something new, I have plenty of ideas to choose from. I am not going to discuss WHERE ideas come from because that

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Reviewing an audiobook

Reviewing an audiobook

Well I sure hope your summer is going well. Have you been to the pool? How about the beach? A trip to the coolness of the mountains? Sigh. I long for a retreat somewhere myself. But instead, as usual, I am up to something completely different, and I wanted to share the “journey” of it with you. What am I doing this summer? Very glad you asked. I am currently reviewing my audiobook, An Unexpected Performance, pre-publication! Woo hoo! Yes. My lovely producer, Suzanne Schmidt, has submitted all the chapters and so on for my review. I started listening to

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Travel…it’s on my mind

This is the summer driving season we are moving into per the AAA people. They say with gas prices still relatively low, a lot of people will be hitting the highway. Well, some of us might. Some of us might be staying home having one of those “staycations”. Well, yeah, me and mine. But MOST people will be traveling. And my curious mind wants to know, where are you going? Have you paid for it in advance or are you putting the old plastic in use? And here’s the real question: What would you do if you could travel free

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Ready. Set. Write. Fail.

I just realized it is Tuesday, and my RSW post was due yesterday. I didn’t have much to report anyway as I was on vacation all last week and the writing I did was minimal. I loved the RSW intensive, however, and will probably try something else this fall to motivate me. It would be great if I could FINISH my WIP and stop procrastinating about it. I feel like a slug inching my way along. ShotHotspot.com / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) On another note, I will be putting up a brand NEW podcast

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