Musings Over Morning Coffee: We’re Storytellers. We Don’t Quit.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a love affair with books. One of my first favorite books was one about crystals and how they’re formed. Another one was Hans Christian Andersen’s original version of the Little Mermaid–you know, the one where the mermaid actually becomes the foam in the ocean, i.e.Continue reading “Musings Over Morning Coffee: We’re Storytellers. We Don’t Quit.”

What Is So Bad About Romance Novels?

I guess when I screenshot this last night, everyone at the offices of Bon Appetit were still tucked in bed, unaware that they’d managed to offend a pretty big (and vocal) group of people. Needless to say, they received quite a number of responses to their tweet and Facebook post, and by morning, the tweetContinue reading “What Is So Bad About Romance Novels?”

Things Just Got Real

Today I received a package from Amazon and thinking it was a book I must have ordered – maybe one I forgot – I set it aside. By afternoon, in the middle of doing chores, I finally opened it and discovered it’s not an Amazon order but a Createspace order. The first paperback version ofContinue reading “Things Just Got Real”

Musings Over Sunday Coffee: “the failed novelist”

Years of work and emotional investment wasted, I finally gave up, to save my sanity. But I’m scarred. …I still read, but stick to the classics. I have next to no interest in contemporary fiction and avoid literary debuts by British female writers, which all seem so safe and samey. I’ve a higher tolerance for AmericanContinue reading “Musings Over Sunday Coffee: “the failed novelist””

Thoughts Over Late Morning Coffee: Edits

I finally got my manuscript for Book 2 from the editor. Oy vey! The red marks were everywhere! Everywhere! The manuscript was blindingly red, but this time I didn’t panic like I did when I received the edits of Book 1 in 2015 and ignored every single one of her corrections/suggestions because there were 190Continue reading “Thoughts Over Late Morning Coffee: Edits”

Don’t Fix What Ain’t Broke

Sometimes I think the universe or Fate has to intervene to tell us something when we’re clearly refusing to listen to anything else but our constant self-talk and self-doubt.  And today, one message came loud and clear – again. Don’t fix what ain’t broke. A week or so ago, I posted that I was going toContinue reading “Don’t Fix What Ain’t Broke”

One Step At A Time

“E.L. Doctorow once said that ‘writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.’ You don’t have to see where you’re going, you don’t have to see your destination or everything you will pass along theContinue reading “One Step At A Time”

My Book Plans… So Far

Such an unimaginative title for my post today but that’s only because I finally caught the cold the kiddo has been fighting the past two weeks.  Just the other day, I congratulated myself for not having caught it but I spoke too soon.  I felt it yesterday when everything started to hurt, even my teeth,Continue reading “My Book Plans… So Far”

Where Do You Get Your Books?

This morning, I learned all about segmenting my subscribers according to their e-reader choices.  This was from one promotion that I participated in where it was one of the questions: What device do you use to read your e-books? Out of about 890 or so subscribers, I got the following information: 776 read on a Kindle 21Continue reading “Where Do You Get Your Books?”