While Many Writers are Prepping for #NaNoWriMo…

Just like every year, I'm seeing authors prepping for #NaNoWriMo. I admire them, I really do, but I don't have it in me. For one thing, I don't write fast enough to do it. There are only so many hours in the day and I have other work, a family, temporary houseguests, a third novel in edits, and more. I …

Barnes & Noble Buy-Back and the Nook

By now, most readers and writers have at least heard an inkling of the latest Barnes & Noble news announced yesterday: While I find the news slightly curious, I am thrilled that someone feels so passionately about saving the B&N physical stores. Just last week, I walked through one, looking for a specific book. Of …

Summer Reading (Update 2)

As summer draws to a close (officially ending September 21st), I can also say my summer reading is about complete. I can't say I read every book I had on my original wish list, however, I liked the way I got sidetracked. Except for one misstep, it was all good. So, what didn't I finish? …

Coming Soon…

I know it's been a few weeks since I've posted but...writing suddenly seems easier than publishing. Writer's block even sounds good. Any writer going through the publishing process with Amazon (KDP, CreateSpace or both) and Smashwords knows exactly what I mean. Page Breaks. Typeface. Blocking. Table of Contents. Front Matter. All tedious and time consuming! …