Tag: mistakes

Random Generalizations & Observations, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Embrace the Unexpected


I’ll admit that I am something of a control freak. I don’t get overjoyed when things don’t go according to plan. The unexpected, frankly, freaks me right out. I prefer the neat, orderly, predictable and boring aspects of life. I’m not much for adventure. Little did I know that signing up to be a writer …

Marketing & Platform Building, Writing Tips & Career Advice

My Biggest Mistakes as a Writer


Like everyone, I make mistakes. Big ones, small ones, you name it. Recently, I was thinking about my biggest mistakes as a writer and I came up with two whoppers, both of which are actually ongoing screw-ups. Both have held me up and cost me opportunities in my writing career. I need to address both …

Productivity & Time Management, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Why Writers Are Some of the Mentally Strongest People I Know


I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many wonderful writers over the years. One thing they all seem to have in common is a certain mental toughness. They don’t let the small stuff get to them and they have an ability to persevere in the face of incredible obstacles. Even when dealing with horrible things unrelated …

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 …

Writing Tips & Career Advice

I Broke A Novel!

Broken book

While my current novel is out on submission to agents and editors, I figured I’d dig my other novel out of the drawer and see about revising it again. This is a novel that I shopped around a few years ago. I received some positive responses and suggestions, but never managed to find a home …