Do You Suffer from The Sideways Syndrome?

I remember teaching my son how to ride a bike when he was five. We took him down to the park, took the training wheels off, gave him some instruction and, eventually, taught him to ride a bike. Although it was hard for him at first, he quickly wanted us to stop holding the bike […]

Do You Test Your Manuscript?

Or...The Invention of the Yippee Party

Sometimes on Goodreads you might find authors looking for “Beta Readers.” These are people who read a second or third draft of a manuscript to look for content or flow issues. This is a good idea. It is a good way to get a reader’s input about your book. It’s also a good way to […]

3 Reasons You Aren’t Writing, Publishing or Marketing your Book

...and what you can do about it

Do you ever find yourself knowing what you want, but not able to get there? You can’t make time in your day to write. You run around putting out fires leaving little time to work on your publishing goals. You get on social media and find you’ve spent an hour watching videos and you’ve forgotten […]

I’m a Quitter! (And So Are You)

I’m a Quitter. Yep. I said it. I’m a quitter. But so are you! Don’t feel bad, this happens to almost everyone–usually just before you are about to succeed. I see it all the time. I find that right before you are about to make a breakthrough to success, the old patterns of mediocrity grab on […]