Reading book series: Can you go the extra mile?

Reading book series: Can you go the extra mile?

Reading book series: Can you go the extra mile?

I love reading book series. Mystery, romance, thriller, sci-fi, or fantasy. doesn’t matter to me. I am avid about them. But I’m beginning to feel like after the third book, the writer is trying too hard to keep things rolling. Some writers are good about making each book in their series as close to a standalone as you can get without being one. But recently, some writers I read have fallen short. And it’s sad because reading about familiar characters and their escapades always gives me a sense of enjoyment. But sometimes now, the series is SOOOOO long and overgrown

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Mid-Year Goals for 2019

How are you doing on your goals this year? If you are like myself, you haven’t really even touched them yet. But we will, right? Right. Not without help we won’t, you can bet. I mean, did you set a goal to accomplish anything this year? I set one goal about oh, five years ago, and I just reached it this year. Yes, I really have lost 22.2 lbs. But that goal isn’t the only one I want to make. I want to FINISH THIS NEXT BOOK! Because it has been THREE years since I published anything. That’s ridiculous! So,

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Writing, not writing

Writing, not writing

Way back in 2008, I finished my first book, and submitted it to a small publisher. This was before Kindles, and ebooks were still something to be reckoned with, but about that time they were beginning to come to the surface. This publisher did offer them and was one of the reasons I chose to publish with them. My sales were unknown to me. I got small royalties at first, but then, nothing. I assumed it was because my sales had fallen off. I didn’t know anything about sales and marketing at that time, so it stood to reason that

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Sick and cannot write? Join the club!

Sick and cannot write? Join the club!

Have you been sick? Well, it’s March and it is simply madness! My greatest apologies for my lack of updates. I took ill and have been battling the flu and bronchitis for weeks now. Sometimes you just cannot stand to do more than the norm. I have felt like that. You haven’t missed a thing, either. I haven’t written more than ten words in months. It’s just difficult when you don’t feel well.     So, my question to you is: What do you do when you are sick and need to get your word count in? What is your

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