How to Self Edit the First Five Pages of Your Book

Writers often ask, “Where do I start with editing?” While professional editing is part of the writing process, self-editing is helpful too. Your manuscript is not complete after your first draft. How many drafts do you need? It depends, but let’s take the first five pages of your manuscript. Remember that you can apply thisContinue reading “How to Self Edit the First Five Pages of Your Book”

Ever felt unqualified?

I was recently told that basically, “I’m not qualified.” Can you relate? Have you taken on the opinions of others and now you second guess yourself? As a writer, I know the feeling of pursuing your dream, but others don’t think you know enough to do what you do, much less share it with others.Continue reading “Ever felt unqualified?”

I thought it was impossible but…

There I was with a novel and no extra means to work with my editor. Two options: Wait or do it myself. Well… I didn’t want to wait. With various writing projects and other responsibilities, I couldn’t afford to wait until things “got better.” I thought it was impossible, but I self revised my novelContinue reading “I thought it was impossible but…”

There’s no way…

“I can’t self revise my own book. I’m not a professional,” “I’m going to embarrass myself,” “readers will know I couldn’t afford a professional.” Yeah, all of this plagued my thoughts when I came to a crossroads with my novel The Wedding Report. There was no way. What did I do? I pushed past theContinue reading “There’s no way…”

How to Build Confidence as an Unsure Writer

“It’s hard to gain confidence as a writer,” “I can’t break free from imposter syndrome,” “it’s difficult to change my mindset.” Welcome to my world fellow indies as all these thoughts raced through my brain. What changed? I loved writing, and I was determined to break through the fear. I’ll tell you the best quoteContinue reading “How to Build Confidence as an Unsure Writer”

The story is changing!

I’ve had to push back the release date a few times with Those We Love in Blue. Why? The story is changing! I had one thing in mind and in my outline, but new characters and scenes have popped into my head. I’m not rushing the process because I know it’s going to turn outContinue reading “The story is changing!”

What will you do after Camp NaNo?

Hey writers! We’re in the middle of Camp NaNo, so you know what that means, right? Your manuscript will be complete and the next step is… revising. Does that make you cringe? Where do you start? First off, know that I’m rooting for you. I’m not taking part in camp this time around, but knowContinue reading “What will you do after Camp NaNo?”

Free Mini Course!

Free Mini Course! Indie writers, signup for tips on how to best self revise your novel and learn where to find more info! Subscribe Thank you! You have successfully joined my subscriber list. Check your inbox so I can welcome you! Tips in one minute or less! Character, Plot, and Settings are all covered inContinue reading “Free Mini Course!”