You did it! You succeeded in acquiring an agent, your book sold, and you just signed your contract. Ahhh. Life is amazing. But... There's more work to do. Maybe the hardest work of all. This is where an author truly needs encouragement, practical ideas, and inner strength. But it all starts with thoughts. "Success is… Continue reading After You Sign the Contract
As a writer, sometimes I get tired just thinking about building a platform. But during my writing journey, I’ve heard a lot about the subject. And even thought my platform is still under construction, I'm always ready to share what I've learned with others. At my very first writers' conference, everyone was talking about building a… Continue reading Building Your Platform as a Writer
To dream the impossible dream To fight the unbeatable foe To bear with unbearable sorrow To run where the brave dare not go (Joe Darion, "Impossible Dream" ) Recently, on the WordServe Water Cooler, I shared a story from my academic journey a few years ago in Spain--Sergio: A Memoir from My Writing Life. My… Continue reading An Impossible Dream?