Opening a Doorbell (And Other Hilarious Mistakes)

The other day Kellyn Roth and I were discussing our most hilarious author/blogger mistakes. I’ve been keeping note of mine just for grins, and I thought you might enjoy what I have so far… I was editing the first part of “Kiera” the other day and I ran across this sentence: “The doorbell finally rang. She hurried … More Opening a Doorbell (And Other Hilarious Mistakes)

The Little Books

Asking an author for her word count is like asking a woman her weight. Just look at this list of story categories! Micro fiction–under one hundred words Flash Fiction–100 to 1,000 words Short short–1,000 to 2,000 words Short story– 2,000 to 7,500 words Novelette–7,500 to 15,000 words Novella–17,500 to 40,000 words Novel– over 40,000 words … More The Little Books

Procrastination

All those emails, blog posts, and reviews to write can always wait until tomorrow, right? Today I actually have some good excuses. I was on Pinterest a little bit ;), but the beginning of my day was spent beating my brains out over Amazon’s review policies and the interworkings of MVD. After I finally made it through … More Procrastination

The Beta-Reader’s Guide to the Galaxy

“Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.” Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy I find the privilege of beta-reading/test-reading/reviewing nearly as big (and just as exciting!). Here are some of the tools I use to help me be the best beta-reader I possibly can! My Goodreads … More The Beta-Reader’s Guide to the Galaxy