How to get more, make more, and do more with your writing so you can become a profitable writer. I can remember being told as a young girl that writing wasn’t a “real career” since most writers never made much money. They usually needed day jobs just to make ends meet, and even a lot […]
In the last five articles in our Quest for confidence series, I’ve discussed embracing failure, accepting abandonment, and understanding disappointment. This week, we are going to be dealing with doubt. This pertains to self-doubt or doubt in general because the sources and solutions are the same for both.
Alright, let’s admit it. You write something, and you work on something, and you compare it to somebody else’s work. Suddenly, instead of feeling confident, you feel discouraged. You think your writing isn’t as good, your story isn’t as strong, or your message isn’t as powerful. You feel like throwing the whole thing in the […]
NaNoWriMo is just 10 days away, so I thought I would do something fun to help promote it for all of my writing friends, and for those who aren’t writing yet but would like to become a writer. For the next 40 days, I will be posting a writing lesson per day to help you […]
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been covering networking and how important it is to becoming a success not only in the business of books but in any area of life where you want to succeed. Last week I talked about how important it is that you show up. This week I’m going to share […]
Last week, in our quest for confidence, I encouraged you to embrace failure. This week, I’m going to talk about one of the other fears that holds you back: The fear of abandonment.
Discouragement comes to all writers. Many face it while working to finish their first novel. Some face it while hunting for an agent or a publisher. For me, though, discouragement didn’t come for the first time until after I’d released my third book.
Last week, I shared with you the causes of insecurity. Over the coming weeks, I’m going to be shaking down each one of those causes and helping you to see them in a whole new light so you can move past the fears that are holding you back and step out in confidence into the […]
For every story, there’s a backstory. Prophecy by Carrie Mullinix is no different. Carrie’s story is a paranormal romance between two men who realize that this isn’t the only life in which they’ve loved one another. The book explores the concept of what it really means to love someone.
With six novels and two nonfiction books in my repertoire, possibly two hundred essays and blog posts, and dozens of published pieces in magazines, many might think I don’t get rejected anymore. And that if I do, I shrug it off and move on unfazed.