Tag Archives: habits of writers

The numbers game: weird author behavior–checking the stats…

As an author, I like to know how I’m doing, if my books are selling, if readers like them, if my promotional efforts are paying off. Fortunately, authors, particularly indies, have a lot of data at their fingertips. I “check … Continue reading

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You CAN teach an old technophobe new tricks!

Did you get the free book popup when you landed on my site?  I did that! Look at me, getting all techie and stuff! I’ve always been a technophobe, hesitant to embrace new technology. I’m not naturally drawn to it … Continue reading

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Keeping track of a busy month…one author’s to do list!

May has seemed exceptionally for busy to me, but I can’t remember the last time I didn’t have a busy month! What makes May different is that I have several projects going for several books, as opposed to multiple activities going … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes: what actually happens when you a release book

You want me to do what on release day? Nooooo…. On release day, I dance to a frenetic beat, a la “Maniac” from the movie Flashdance. (See it on You Tube here) I clear my calendar for the day and … Continue reading

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Quick keystrokes to save your life (and manuscript) in Word documents

You’re typing along and you accidentally hit the wrong key, causing something to go terribly wrong in your manuscript. Stop. Don’t touch anything. Back away from the computer. Emergency step No. 1: Now, take a deep breath and hit Control … Continue reading

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Trouble with computers: it’s not me, it’s THEM

For the record, I think computers and the internet are the best things to happen to the world since the invention of the printing press. Having a computer has made it possible for me to be an author. If I … Continue reading

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How alien can an alien hero be in sci-fi romance? #SFR

If you read sci-fi romance, one of the first things you’ll notice is how much aliens from other planets resemble humans.  Not only do they look like us, when it comes to mating, our DNA is perfectly compatible. Inter-species reproduction is … Continue reading

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2015 Year in Review: what a ride, baby!

What an amazing year. Not a dull (or idle) moment. In 2015 I celebrated my sixth year as a published author, my one-year Indieversary, and published my 22nd book (Stranded with the Cyborg). I set some new personal records,writing more … Continue reading

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Writing and the magic of hard work

I’m often asked how I come up with my story ideas and what my writing process is. Honestly, I don’t know. It’s a mystery to me. I’ve written 24 erotic romances now, and while a few knit together effortlessly, most of … Continue reading

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Planning for 2016: thinking BIG!

“To do anything, we must first believe it can be done. Believing something can be done sets the mind in motion to find a way to do it.” “Big men do not laugh at big ideas.” “No one accomplishes more … Continue reading

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