Monday's Motivation

Obtaining Your Goals (Part 3): Editing

You’ve finished the first draft of your WIP…congratulations! Now enter with me into a new stage–editing. For some writers, editing is the nemesis, but it doesn’t have to drive you insane. Let’s set some practical standards. First, take advice. You have spent hours writing your piece. You’re invested. It’s hard to separate from the words… Continue reading Obtaining Your Goals (Part 3): Editing

Monday's Motivation

The Reality of Developing a Platform

If you’re anything like me, you already have a picture of the publishing industry. Maybe it’s of Laura Ingalls Wilder marching up to a publisher’s desk with her manuscript. This is how I fancied my childhood dream, but the days of direct manuscript submissions are mostly behind us. Publishers don’t have time to wade through… Continue reading The Reality of Developing a Platform