Monday, November 27, 2017

On Writing: A Conversation With Melissa Carter

Hi everyone,

Recently a writer friend of mine asked me to do an interview for her blog. Of course I was thrilled to say yes. :)

It went live several days ago (yes I'm behind in posting it) and I'd love for you to check it out if you want to find out a little more about me, including one of my weaknesses (it's food related).

Here's a taste:

Which famous person, living or dead would you like to meet and why? 
As was hinted above, I love Superman. Dean Cain is my favorite and has been since I was eight. I would love to meet him in person someday. I once had a dream that I ran into him in a shopping mall, and he was thrilled to meet me until I told him how old I was when Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman aired.  He was angry that I'd reminded him of how old he was, so he chased me through the mall with a crossbow. That was fun.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

My Writing Goals for 2018

Good morning lovely readers,

I hope this post finds you well.

I want to update you on what's going on with me. Last weekend I was at a conference for indie authors and it was inspiring and challenging. I learned a ton about how to be a better author, from writing tips to marketing tips to setting difficult goals for myself.

To that end, I want to share my 2018 goals with you guys so you can keep me accountable. :)

My Goals for 2018:
1. Pick one genre to write in.
2. Come up with a concept for a series.
3. Publish the first two books in the aforementioned series.

You guys, these goals scare me! The idea of picking ONE genre scares me. The goal of writing and publishing two books in one calendar year scares me. My mind is full of what-ifs. What if I can't think of a concept I like well enough? What if I simply can't do it in the limited time I have after my girls are in bed at night? What if...?

But do you know what I'm realizing?

The biggest thing stopping me is fear. I CAN do this. All I have to do is put my fear aside and get to work.

Now I want to know, what are your goals for next year? How are you going to make 2018 your best year ever? Comment  below to share your goals with me. I'd love to hear them.