Ugh. Can I just say ugh? I've been having to read all day long for the past three days. What!? Why aren't you giving me sympathetic pats on the back and saying, "There, there, it'll be okay. You'll get through this." ??? Maybe I should explain to those of you out there who would love … Continue reading Reading All Day: Not As Fun As It Sounds
Once again I'm questioning if blogging is a worthwhile use of my time. Like a bit of technical deja vu, I swear I've been here before, haven't I? Obviously, the last time I went though this I simply kept plugging away at the blog, but as of late, I've been feeling like my stats are … Continue reading The Blogging Conundrum
Tammie Painter has made the decision of which fantasy fiction novel to work on next. The decision came down to a zombie-magic-mystery trilogy and the last books in the Osteria Chronicles series.
In April, I subjected myself to a month-long fast. Don’t worry, I haven’t been starving. There’s all that leftover Easter candy to enjoy! No, this wasn’t a food fast, it was a social media fast, and the results were interesting to say the least. What Kicked This Off First and foremost, I’m not a huge … Continue reading Life in the Fasting Lane (or What Happened When I Ditched Social Media)
Yes!!! I have survived the dreaded head cold and am now so excitedly ripping through my current project, that simply can't bear to take a break. So, I'm going to call this Wednesday a blogging "cheat" day and recycle one of the articles from my most recent newsletter (which you can sign up for HERE … Continue reading Writing the Day Away
This week brought about an excellent opportunity to break out my Happy Dance Shoes and kick up my heels in ecstatic, delirious, over-the-moon-with-elation joy because The Outline is complete. As you may remember, several weeks ago I had to break the sad news that Book Three of my fantasy series will not be published this … Continue reading All Hail the Glorious Outline!
In a couple weeks the mad frenzy known as NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) will begin. During this month, during these 30 short days, writers are encouraged to write a novel. All I have to say is please don't. Now before you start throwing tirades at me saying NaNoWriMo is the most wonderful writing event … Continue reading The Key to Writing: Take Your Time
I'm feeling very Salieri this week. For anyone who hasn't seen Amadeus, Salieri was a middle-aged composer at the same time as the fresh-faced, foul-mouthed Mozart. Whereas Salieri would spend days working on a tiny composition, Mozart could write the same piece only moments after hearing it. Not only was Salieri envious of Mozart, but … Continue reading I’m in No Mood for You, Mozart!
I find it amazing how many writers' websites, magazines and books offer hints and tricks to come up with ideas to write about. I simply can't imagine not having ideas for books. In fact, that's my problem - I have too many ideas and not enough time to get them all on paper. As you … Continue reading My Idea Cup Overfloweth!