• books,  publishing,  writing life

    Coverage

    As you know from my earlier posts I’m neck deep in writing new work right now but I got side-tracked yesterday by a blog post by indie romance author Whitney G. about keeping your products (books) fresh. It made me realize that I shouldn’t be clutching to my old book covers like a Titanic survivor to a life raft but rather embrace the ever changing market place and adapt. She goes into full depth on her post about backlists here and book covers here. Re-reading the post she says that one shouldn’t be so concerned with how many books you’ve sold per quarter or year until you have at least…

  • books,  motherhood,  writing,  writing life

    Work Through Chaos

    Recently on Twitter RWA put up a video with author Jamaila Brinkley sharing her tips on writing through the chaos. I love this video because I have two kids under school age and trying to find time to write on most days is like trying to park an F-350 in a compact parking spot. Last month we started our own Get Me Back To Work Campaign here in our house and it’s working like a champ. It has to do with the addition of a laptop to my work schedule. Before, I was tied to the desktop which meant keeping an ear out for the 4 year old on his…

  • books,  research,  writing,  writing life

    A Scottish Kind of Research

    My beautiful, beautiful research books arrived. They sailed across the Atlantic, spent time in customs then boarded a train, then truck and finished their journey being thrust into my mailbox. It was an excruciating three weeks to wait but it has been worth the wait. Currently, I’m knee deep in book two of Legend of Lady MacLaoch and it’s time to really get a handle on the forest types there in Skye. My town of Glentree maybe fictional but as a forestry major I’d be seriously letting myself down if I didn’t know each leaf, needle and drupe there was to know of my make-believe forest. And what is a Scottish forest…