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Writing is like digging. Keep digging and dig deeper.

  Writing is like digging a hole. When you have so many ideas and goals you don’t know where to start. When you wonder how on earth you can ever be noticed in a sea of books of authors. When you wish you could finish something. When you wish you knew your grammar (that’s me). When you’re half way through a novel and decide you don’t like your story anymore. When you try and brainstorm a killer plot but fall flat. When you know you’re just touching the surface but you’re too afraid to go deeper.   For all the moments you dig and find nothing. For all the moments […]

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Eight reasons why I want to be like Joanna Penn

One of my virtual mentors is Joanna Penn and while it’s a little embarrassing to say, I want to be just like her. Over the years I’ve watched her rise to an authority in the Indie Author ranks, now turning over 6 figures a year in her business, Joanna is a total inspiration. I discovered Joanna Penn from The Creative Penn in my cubicle around 2011. I can’t remember how I stumbled upon her website but I downloaded her Author 2.0 Blueprint and began reading it one weekend. This is when I discovered self-publishing and the penny dropped like a ton of bricks. You can self-publish a book? There’s a […]

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