Adventures in Writing a Novel

How to Survive being an Author (Part One) #writing #amwriting #author #writerslife

I couple of months ago someone shared a link to a blog post about how to survive being an author. Of course, once I saw the title I clicked on it, expecting either a really good article with some tips or perhaps some light-hearted funny antidotes on how to survive this crazy career. So which… Continue reading How to Survive being an Author (Part One) #writing #amwriting #author #writerslife

Adventures in Writing a Novel

You Got What No One Else Wanted . . . #writing #amwriting #author #romance #fantasy #paranormal

“I got what I wanted. ~ Penny Chenery “You got what no one else wanted.” ~ Hollis Chenery There are two movies that I can pop in at anytime and my four year old will jump for joy, curl up on the couch, and watch from beginning to end. One of them is Jurassic World… Continue reading You Got What No One Else Wanted . . . #writing #amwriting #author #romance #fantasy #paranormal

Adventures in Writing a Novel

Ruin is a Gift. Ruin leads to Transformation #writing #author #amwriting #romance #fantasy #contemporary

When the movie Eat Pray Love came out there was one scene and one quote that struck me so deeply, that I’ve used it several times over the years if a friend was going through a particularly hard situation. “A friend took me to the most amazing place the other day. It’s called the Augusteum. Octavian Augustus built… Continue reading Ruin is a Gift. Ruin leads to Transformation #writing #author #amwriting #romance #fantasy #contemporary

Adventures in Writing a Novel

Reader Entitlement: How far is too far? #amwriting #writing #author

A couple of months ago I wrote a post asking authors how they would feel if Hollywood screwed up their books when making it into a movie. The topic came to mind sometime after the announcement that the last Divergent movie was shelved and would be turned into a TV series instead. I’ve always been… Continue reading Reader Entitlement: How far is too far? #amwriting #writing #author

Adventures in Writing a Novel

Things you should never say to an Author #writing #amwriting #author #romance

Every so often I hear a phrase, whether it’s said to me or I see another author comment about what someone said to them on social media, that just makes me want to shake my head. Of course, these people aren’t really privy to the reasons that their words bug us so much, seeing as they… Continue reading Things you should never say to an Author #writing #amwriting #author #romance

Adventures in Writing a Novel

Going back to my roots! #writing #amwriting #author #romance

“Do you ever feel you’ve become the worst version of yourself?” No? I guess it must be just me then. About a month ago, I woke up one morning and I just knew I needed to “RESET MYSELF”. I’d had a pretty stressful and hurtful week before, and I knew that if I didn’t change not… Continue reading Going back to my roots! #writing #amwriting #author #romance

Adventures in Writing a Novel · Life as a Mom · Living on the Farm

Happy Blogaversary! #blogging #mommyblogger #writing #amwriting

No matter how many years pass by, it’s hard to really stop and wrap my head around how long I’ve been writing and blogging. But I suppose it’s like that with everything in life, so why not that too? We blink and our children go from swaddled infants to walking down an isle in their… Continue reading Happy Blogaversary! #blogging #mommyblogger #writing #amwriting