I want to encourage any aspiring novelist out there, to keep at it. Keep trudging through the muck, no matter how bad you think it or you suck (that’s what rewrites are for), because you can do it, I promise. Not only can you do it, but it feels pretty damn incredible when you finish! … More My First Novel is Finished! Well… Sort of…
I just stopped writing.
I am searching my mind for the spark of creativity and energy to start again. I know the sage advice from the writing world mouth pieces. Just write! It doesn’t matter if it is good, just write. Write everyday. It will come back. … More Writers.. I NEED HELP! Why do you write?
This blog originally started as a space where I could build an audience, and let people get to know me as I chased my dream. The dream to be a novelist. When I started the blog one year ago, I had written about 280 pages of my first attempt at a novel. As of right now, I have written a grand total of 322 pages.
As any blogger begins a blog, the laborious climb to readership is over a treacherous mountain of self-doubt. We all have it, know it, and wrestle with it. The same goes for me, and so I have put my own feelings aside and with hopefully objective eyes, I have attempted self-evaluation. The goal is to get better and ultimately… to gain more readers. … More 10 Ways to Help Your Blog Not Suck
When it comes to social media, a change of philosophy is needed. … More Hit the LIKE Button! (Read why)
Blog Update and Appreciation … More Watch “Lemon Zest: Update vlog 1” on YouTube
My characters have turned their backs on me. In unison their feet scrape the asphalt in a tug of war between staying and going, as distance pushes and my desire pulls. I’m watching them walk away with lead rising in my legs. It will be in my knees’ soon, and no longer will … More Is Blogging Killing Your BOOK??
WAIT! Why am I even talking about grammar? Who gives a crap about grammar enough to read an entire post about it??? … More Your Grammar is Terrible!
My mama used to always tell me, “Erin, there is more beauty in simplicity, if you only take the time to find it.” She was a poet compared to my daddy’s tobacco filled mouth garbles and guttural grunts. … More Method of Mayhem: Robbing Sunshine (Short Story)
The first day of April is a day for fools, which is very appropriate considering it also is the day I start the “A to Z Challenge”. The challenge is just that, a challenge, and one that may make a fool out of me. … More A to Z Challenge: Big Theme Reveal