Just Keep Swimming

Is it really February already? Also, how is it only February? The pandemic has made me feel like time no longer has any meaning. I can go days without knowing what actual day it is and then panic when I realize how much time has passed. I am constantly adjusting my perceptions and expectations in …

How to Build Your Author Brand

As if writing and revising a book wasn’t hard enough, in today’s digital world, authors are also being called upon to do a lot more self-promotion. While this is a daunting task for anyone, it can be even more overwhelming for a person with no marketing experience. Given that I work in communications for my …

Unstuck

Truth: after making great headway with my next book during my recent writing retreat, I’ve been stuck. My characters stopped talking to me. Imposter syndrome washed over me in a big way. Everything I tried to write was crap. It got to the point where I fel like throwing this book—that I had loved so …

A Writing Escape

Back in March, in the before times, I had booked myself a four day writing retreat at a lovely local hotel. I almost cancelled it as the pandemic was officially declared just a few days before I left and concerns were starting to rise. But I didn’t have to travel far so I decided to …