Month: September 2015

Freelance Writing Advice, Publishing Tips & Topics, Writing Tips & Career Advice

The Positives of Rejection


Rejection stinks. Whether it’s your fault or beyond your control, it hurts. Nobody likes getting that email that says, “Sorry, but your dreams of publication are going to have to wait because we’re not taking this project.” However, there are some positive aspects to rejection. Once you get past the hurt, you may be able …

Freelance Writing Advice, Publishing Tips & Topics

Sometimes Rejection Is Your Fault


Yesterday’s post was about how rejection isn’t always your fault. Sometimes you get rejected for reasons that have nothing to do with you or the work you’re submitting. That’s a comforting thought because it may mean that your work is actually good. However, it’s also possible that the rejection was entirely your fault. (Harsh, but …

Freelance Writing Advice, Publishing Tips & Topics

Rejection Isn’t Always Your Fault


Writers tend to take rejection personally. After all, it’s our hours and days of work that are being judged. Most rejections are far from personal, though, and may, in fact, have nothing to do with the work you’re submitting. In other words, rejection might not be your fault. That’s the (sort of) good news. The …

Books, Reading, & Libraries

Library Haul & Reading List 9/25/15

Library Haul 9/25/15

Wow, it’s been an exhausting week. Fun, but tiring. The cover for Broken Fate was released, I had some reviews to write and I’m working on two books right now. Whew. Despite that, I still found time to read (and start watching some of the new fall TV shows, shame on me). With all the …

Freelance Writing Advice, Marketing & Platform Building

Mistakes and Misbehavior That Can Kill Your Writing Career


When you’re a writer, you depend on other people for most of your work. You need clients, editors, agents and other industry professionals to trust you, value your work and recommend you to others. Without people who like you and want to help you, you’re dead in the water. That’s why you never want to …