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 …

Today I Became a Published Author

Last night, my husband and I stayed up until midnight, watching the countdown on my Instagram Stories tick off the seconds until a lifelong dream came true. At 12:00:01 we both cheered (quietly as the kids were sleeping) and I refreshed the page on Audible where my debut novel switched from “Coming Soon” to “New …

Tough Year To Be A Debut Author

Every writer dreams of the day their first book is published. Sure we hope to publish more than one, but that first one—that debut—well that one is special. This year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many debut authors (including myself) are facing a situation that no one could have ever predicted and none …