Some things are worth waiting for–my experience with a professional editor

There are so many good things about being a writer—author Katey Howes captures most of them in this post: http://kateywrites.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/an-almost-objective-look-at-choosing-a-writing-career-illustrated/.  I happen to agree with all of these, especially the part about showing up to work in pajamas, and loving it so much you sometimes forget to pick your kids up from school (although, strictly … Continue reading Some things are worth waiting for–my experience with a professional editor

A Word About Word Count–Inspiration Grab Bag #3

A Word About Word Count But before I start, let me pause to swoon: Dean Wesley Smith. There, it's out. I've got a writer's crush. Is it the cowboy hat? The prolificity? Or the fact that the man just wrote a 70,000 word novel in 10 DAYS? (And to my husband, who I know is … Continue reading A Word About Word Count–Inspiration Grab Bag #3

Don’t Kill Your Own Dream

Don't Kill Your Own Dream (This is the first installment in my "Inspiration Grab Bag" series, where I'll share some of the  advice I've stumbled upon in my quest to undo the creative atrophy that occurred during 15 years of medical training and being a doctor.) Jim Butcher, author of my favorite paranormal detective series … Continue reading Don’t Kill Your Own Dream