• Journal,  Writing

    Newly Implemented For 2019

    With the start of the new year, and as many do, I’ve decided to implement some new items to my morning and my daily routine. These tools are helping me to keep my life and business organized. So far it’s working great. Maybe not as well when I travel, but it’s working great none-the-less. So, let’s talk about these new tools and daily routine that help me to get things done timely and efficiently. Who knows, they could help you too! Tools Everyone has tools they love and those they don’t. I’ve been using some for the last few years and tried others, with little success. This year, I decided…

  • Plans for 2019
    Journal,  Writing

    Plans for 2019

    As I do every year, I like to tell you what I plan to get done during the next year. You can do the same below. I would love to see what your plans are and we can encourage each other to complete our goals for the year. Let’s get to it… I’ll be breaking things up into different categories so it’s easier for me to get down. Books Series Since I’ve come to my senses and realize that I need more eyes going through my stories before they are published, I’ve decided to re-launch my series. They are getting a whole new look, run through with betas and hopefully…

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    January’s Writing Theme: New Year, New Plans

    It’s a new year and like most you may be making plans for the year or the next few weeks or months. Let’s make 2019 great and hold each other accountable. List something you are trying to accomplish this year below so we can encourage you on your journey! Example: Some of the things I have planned for this year are… to relaunch my paranormal romance series. (All seven books are written) I also have some fun and creative things planned that I will keep as a surprise. I’m already working on one and you’re going to love it!!  So what is one thing you have planned for 2019?

  • Journal,  Writing

    Favorite Writer/Author Gifts

    It’s that time of year again where everyone is struggling to find the perfect gift or perhaps you haven’t even begun to think about the holidays. Well, I’m here to give you a hand. I’ve written about Writer Gifts before and you can check those out here, but I feel I should add to that with some new items Writers and Authors may like as well as book lovers! Us authors would be nowhere without our lovely readers that keep us sane and encourage us to continue providing fantastic stories! Note: This post may contain affiliate links. This just means that I may receive a small commission, at no additional cost…

  • Journal

    Ways to Plot a Novel

    There are plenty of ways to plot a novel and the way each author plots is completely up to them. Every author is different with different thoughts and ways of organizing them. The way I plot could be, and probably is completely different from the way others plot their novels. Plotting your novel is unique and special process each author must discover for themselves. This is where one process doesn’t fit all. When deciding how to plot your novel, there are many processes to choose from. Plot Structures: Character – Driven Your characters are the main reason the story moves along. Their motivation and drive to complete their mission, journey…

  • Writing Fun!

    August’s Writing Theme: Writing Process

    The writing process of an author/writer differs from person to person. Some will plan, outline, plot, and develop their novels down to the last quirk, research piece, aim, goal, setting detail, motivation, conflicting action, etc. Files, folder, documents, mind maps, aesthetic board, Pinterest board, Social Media polls all in place and filled with information for their novels, while others fly by the seat of their pants. Those are the ones who don’t plan, don’t map; they sit down and start writing. Then there is revising, editing, and publishing to worry about. This month is all about your writing process and sharing what you do with others who are endeavoring to…

  • Journal,  Writing

    Where Did the Time Go… Half the Year Gone!!

    Half of the year has gone... Where did the time go? It's definitely going faster than I would like...  We are now one half of the way through the year and I thought it would be a good time to review my goals and see where my progress is at. So let's get right into it...

  • Journal,  Writing

    A Story Grows as a Plant Grows

    Spring is upon us and we are beginning to ready our garden for seeds/spuds. Yep, we are adding potatoes to our garden this year!! I can’t wait! Since my little man loves gardening and all things that breath life, I am dedicating this post to him. Not to mention it’s his birthday today, so Happy birthday buddy! If not for him, my thought process would have skipped over this topic and on to the next. Anyway, as we are deciding on seeds and what to plant where, my author mind took hold and contemplated as I often do… how a story is similar to a plant and how it grows.…

  • Journal,  Writing

    Creating and Planning Characters

    I posted on social media last week about how you come up with your character’s names and that got me thinking how I create and plan my characters. And because I love to share, I thought I would post it here to provide an inside to my thought process and possibly help those who are struggling in some areas. So, let’s dig in. Naming my Characters: When I start a new story, I tend to have an idea for the main character in mind before the story actually starts or is planned out. What they look like, their personality, etc. Whether the character is timid and will grow in strength,…