10 Things I Learned After Publishing My 1st Novel

“Once you decide to pursue your passion, document the struggles and successes. It’s about the journey. It’s about the growth. It’s about seeing the dream fulfilled. Celebrate each step of the way.” On August 23, 2022, a lifelong dream came true for me, and I released my first contemporary romance novel, I Loved You Yesterday,Continue reading 10 Things I Learned After Publishing My 1st Novel

Book Hooks: How to Snag a Reader (Hook, Line & Sinker)

What you think might snag a reader may turn out to just be a tiny nibble. And what you need is the hook, line, and sinker. Keep fishing until you get a bite.

Beta Reading: It’s More Than, “Did You Like It?”

“Your mom is not a beta reader; she will not provide you with critical feedback because… well, she’s your mom!” Picture it. It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. After days – weeks – months – maybe even years, you’re ready to type THE END on your manuscript. And while I want you to revelContinue reading “Beta Reading: It’s More Than, “Did You Like It?””

Nail the Synopsis: How to Write Your Entire Novel in a Single Page

“I did all the wrong things first and learned from my mistakes.” My stomach still clenches thinking about the painstaking task of writing a synopsis. You know – that single page document that forces an author to take their beautiful 75,000-word masterpiece and condense it down into a dismal play-by-play of what happens? Yeah –Continue reading “Nail the Synopsis: How to Write Your Entire Novel in a Single Page”