Words Count

Writers love to count their words, and that’s a good thing. Let’s just get that onto the table right away. I count my words. So does my friend Harry, and my friend Kelly, and my friend Rachel. If you spend a lot of time writing, sometimes it’s the only way to measure...

Launch Day Results

I released a new novel yesterday, and I thought I would share how the process went and what my numbers looked like. The voyeuristic nature in many people might find this bit of the self-publishing adventure especially enlightening. First, let’s start with what I...

Good-bye

My maternal grandmother, Jean, passed away about an hour ago. She was a strong woman. After raising five daughters and helping my grandfather build his own successful business, she became a widow at the young age of fifty. When my grandfather passed away, she sold his...

The New Book Is Done…Almost!

I wrapped up the final portion of the first draft of my new novel this past Friday afternoon. What a relief! Of course, the work isn’t done yet. I made a huge mistake with my first two novels by only putting them in front of just two proofreading “beta...