Tag Archives: self doubt

The Fear of the Sequel

The first draft felt pretty good. The second draft was something I survived. The beta comments told me I had a long way to go in revising the sequel to The Six Train to Wisconsin. As I struggle through my … Continue reading

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What You Didn’t Know Can Hurt You

Six Train’s sequel is decimating me. What I thought was a good second draft isn’t. And I’m trying to balance my vision for the story against my betas’ comments. I’ve run the emotional gamut from let’s burn this entire manuscript … Continue reading

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Book Trailer, Conference Proposals, Workshops, and Self-doubt

I’m so excited to share the book trailer for The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts! We started working on this in February. I wrote the script, Cacko Studios produced the video, and Leah Merritt is the fantastic actress who brought Kat … Continue reading

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Confession Time: I Revise as I Go

So you know how everyone says write the draft straight through without stopping? Well, I don’t do that. It was during a chat with my fabulous blog buddy, Gwen Stephens in DeKalb, IL, that I confessed this for the first time. … Continue reading

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An Award, an Event, and Some Etc.

  The Six Train to Wisconsin was an International Books Awards Finalist for cross genre fiction! ***** On June 7th, I will be at the 4th Annual Writers’ Conference and Intensives at Hunter College in Manhattan (68th and Lexington). I’m going to … Continue reading

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Tackling Self Doubt

I wish I could say it gets easier. That you reach a point where it goes away. But no matter where you are on the path to publication, there is self doubt. I faced it when querying,  indie publishing, and … Continue reading

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Reblog: JM McDowell’s Revision Molasses

  Today, I thought I’d share one of my favorite blog posts by JM McDowell, where she talks about her recent revision battles. It’s an inspiring post and I hope you enjoy it! http://jmmcdowell.com/2012/11/17/either-im-getting-stronger-or-the-molasses-is-getting-thinner/#more-3870

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Reblog: The Fear

  Here’s a reblog of something I posted in 2011 about writer fear. Thought it might be useful to hear what happens inside my head in that moment. 🙂

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