A Fan Letter to my Freelance Editor

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

I remember the day when I pulled my car off I-95 and sat crying in a parking lot outside of a McDonald’s. And the day I went to bed at 1:00 in the afternoon and stayed there. Until 1:00 the next afternoon. And then there was the morning that I called my sister, yelling, “Fu*k it! I quit!” What prompted my outbursts, foul moods, and misery? Phone calls with my…

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You’re Only a Debut (Author) Once…and it’s AWESOME.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

With one week to go until COME AWAY WITH ME is out in the wild, I’m still feeling quite green about this whole author thing. And I wonder, do you think being a debut author extends way into the first year your book is out, much like the term ‘newlywed’ applies until you’ve been married for a year? I hope so, because it’s been one pretty amazing, pinch-me kind of year…

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Banish Self-Doubt & Keep Writing

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

As the last Deb to launch her book out into the world (THREE WEEKS TO GO) I’m at a disadvantage to discuss hindsight. However, I have the distinct advantage of learning from those who have gone before me, so notes have been taken and tips have been appreciated. Granted, I’ll likely only tame the worry versus eliminate it completely, and while I love Amy’s suggestion to do guest posts as they…

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THE FIRST DRAFT OF ANYTHING IS SHIT. (Thanks, Ernest Hemingway)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

After writing four books, here’s what I’ve learned about drafting: it’s hard, frustrating, invigorating, confusing, inspiring, MESSY, and it sort of sucks. Author confession: I hate seriously dislike drafting. It reminds me a lot of those early days of dating – yes, there’s the excitement; the sizzle of THERE MIGHT REALLY BE SOMETHING HERE. But along with that excitement comes the awkward realization that at any moment the whole thing…

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