Crowdfunding Campaign!

I cannot believe this summer is going so fast. It’s almost August! It’s been an insane month. Lots of wedding-related stuff going on. I got the book back from one beta reader and my second beta is almost finished. But let’s get to the good stuff, shall we? I am … Read More

What to Do While Your Book is in Beta

Sometimes, I am not as patient as I’d like to be. Currently my book is in its preliminary stages of beta. My mom and boyfriend (er, fiancé now – oh, yeah, I got engaged on Tuesday!) currently have my book and are going through it. Then I have a few … Read More

I judge books by their covers. I can’t help it.

And I think you do too. Being able to design my own book cover is one of the many reasons I’m leaning towards independent publishing. Books in my genre (comedy from a woman’s point of view) rarely get the respect they deserve when it comes to marketing. Silhouettes of ladies, a … Read More

Making the MS Word Transition

I’m an Apple girl. I have an iPhone, an iPad, an iMac and I work on an iMac at my day job. I use iTunes for music and the occasional episode or movie rentals. I started out using OpenOffice for my novel but switched to Apple Pages because you can … Read More

A Whole New World

Hi guys! I just finished adding a TON of little red marks to the first draft of my completed novel. This is all new territory to me. It all feels so new and exciting for me, so I figured I might redesign my website- again- in honor of this strange … Read More

Feminism and Chick Lit: Can They Be Friends?

I am a feminist. I have no shame, reluctance or hesitation in saying this. I heard an alarming stat recently: Few Identify As Feminists, But Most Believe In Equality Of Sexes. Wait… what? I’m lost. Apparently a lot of people don’t understand what feminism means. It’s definition time. feminism: the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men. Cool. … Read More

10 Online Writing Forums to Inspire

I sometimes find one of the best ways to get me excited to start writing is simply the act of reading about writing. I recently went on the hunt for some writing forums so I could always have a fresh batch of writing advice on hand.