Is Being a “Good” Girl Hurting Your Career? Why “Bad” Girls Become Best-Sellers

This is definitely the swift kick in my ass I need. These are definitely me. Time to get bad!

“Have you bothered to get a domain name, a website? Blog? Are you afraid to ask for what you want? Do you put everyone and everything ahead of your writing?”

Kristen Lamb's Blog

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Today is a repost because of a death in the family last week. But you know what? Life moves on.  I chose this post because we all need a good kick in the ass now and again, even ME.

It was a FUN post and a good way to get my moxie back….because seriously my moxie got kicked in the face last week. I am sure NONE of you have been there. Feeling like a failure, like nothing you do matters?

Well, get over it. We are going to have a hell raising Monday!

Last fall I read Kate White’s I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know. There are bad books, okay books, good books and great books. But there is another kind of book and it’s the rarest.

The game-changer.

White has a witty, sassy style. She is seamlessly intelligent and down-to-earth in…

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Now This Feels More Like Camp

Hello, Readers! It's the sixth day of Camp Nano. True to my usual I found myself lacking. I didn't even make it a week into Camp before my word count fell behind. It's the sixth day of Camp Nano. True to my usual I found myself lacking. I didn't even make it a week into... Continue Reading →

Fixing the Draft

Hello, readers! Happy Friday! Let me tell you, it's been one of those weeks where you swear there is someone else throwing extra days into your week. However, we are finally here. This Friday also brings a new challenge. It's the first day of Camp Nano, which means I've dug in my heels to get... Continue Reading →

Is this draft three or two rewound?

Hello, readers! Happy Wednesday. As I posted on Monday I was going to attempt Camp Nano with a new project while editing my other. That was the plan right up until about four that night. I strained to try to work out a plot in full form, but my brain wouldn't concentrate. Something wasn't gelling... Continue Reading →

What do you like about Mysteries? – Reader Survey!

This is a survey by LitWorldInterviews. They are asking any who would like to take it and share with others. If you could please give a moment of your time, it would be much appreciated.

Lit World Interviews

Here we are on LitWorldInterviews with our first of many Genre oriented surveys. The success of our previous survey “Why do people stop reading a book?” and the response in the comments prompted a more detailed evaluation of the topic.

Please reblog and sharethis with as many people as you can so we have a lot of responses to make the data we share as accurate as can be expected. We need plenty of responses or there’s no reason to do the results.

This month’s survey is the genre of Mystery.

Thank you to the following 19 bloggers for making our previous survey such a success by reblogging the survey:

James Glenora

Aurora Jean Alexander

Juliette King

Stevie Turner

Linda G. Hill


Wendy Anne Darling

Adele Marie Park

Woebegone but Hopeful

Lori Carlson

Colleen Chesebro

E.S. Tyree

Ravenhawks’ Magazine

Sally G. Cronin


Tricia Drammeh

Susan Gutterman

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Let the Madness Ensue

Happy Monday, Readers! I know, I grumbled a little typing it. Some of you may know that I tend to participate in Camp Nano and Nanowrimo when they come around. April Camp Nano was a complete and utter bust for me. I've tried to look back and analyze why that is and I don't know.... Continue Reading →

Back to the Beginning

Hello, Readers! We live in an era where technology is key to everything. It allows us to accomplish so much more, even to stay in touch with each other at a quicker rate than a letter. I've seen the bonuses and failures of technology. There have been times that The Hubby Man and I take... Continue Reading →

Your Own Cheerleader

Hello, Readers! I'm a little late getting this blog post up. I have to admit sometimes I struggle to come up with worthwhile blogs to post that don't result in my endless ramblings. I do believe that I mentioned here that I have a lot of personal things going on. I've had a very sick... Continue Reading →

Finishing New Material

Hello, Readers! It's Monday. Yes, I hear the grumbles from here. Don't worry, I have my own. I'm not particularly fond of Mondays myself, but it does allow me to get work done through the week. Often times my weekends aren't as productive as I'd like them to be. Actually, considering that maybe I should... Continue Reading →

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