Category: Life as a Writer

Kindle Vella Titles Going Live

Yes, my friends, the Kindle Vella stories are going live. However, I’m not sure that’s official. I’m happy to announce that as of today, (July 13, 2021) many Vella authors are announcing their work. Myself included. In my last post, I talked about the release of this new platform...

Will Kindle Vella Change the Writing Game

  No, this isn’t going to be one of those posts that tells you everything you’ll ever want to know about Kindle Vella. This is an honest question. Will Kindle Vella change the writing game? I’m kind of hoping so, but not sure if it will be worth it...

The Importance of Clearing Your Mind

  I talk a lot about having days when the words just won’t flow and having other days when the words won’t stop. But one thing I want to stress, and need to remind myself of daily, is that it’s important to step back and just clear your mind....

Slow and Steady

I’m finding it hard being an author in this day and age. I’ve gotten so used to instant gratification, that I forget how tedious the writing process can be. I’ve become accustomed to writing a piece of microfiction, getting it posted somewhere, and sending it out to the world....

Following the Signs

  I have a bad habit of blaming everything that happens in my life on the Universe. Doesn’t matter whether it’s a good thing or bad, it’s a sign from the Universe. I’m sure there are probably other, more plausible, reasons, but I still blame the Universe. So when...

The Struggle is Real

Image by kalhh from Pixabay   I AM STRUGGLING!!!! I’ve spent the past few days trying very hard to come up with some new ideas to write about. And guess what. I’m NOT succeeding. I’m hoping this little public free-write might fix that problem. I’m a firm believer that a free-write is...

Creating Writing Ideas for the New Year

As we come into a new year, it’s natural to want to come up with some new ideas to get a good start on the year. I’m no different. My biggest problem is that I have a million ideas and end up letting them overwhelm me and then nothing...

Creating My Own Opportunities

  It’s been over a month since I last posted here but it doesn’t seem that long. The truth is that I’ve been writing the whole time and I’m figuring out how to create my own opportunities. I’ve created my own “storytelling” space with The Multi-Verse, and it’s led...

Accidentally Doing NaNoWriMo

So, you’ll notice that I missed last week’s issue of writing prompts and for that, I apologize. The truth is that I started writing a story and created a character that’s beginning to take over my soul. Her name is Cherish Montgomery. She’s a 50-something single woman who’s spent...

My Idea of Success

I’ve always had a love for writing. As a kid, I used to make up stories about my life. I spent most of my time with my grandparents, so I didn’t have a lot of friends to play with. Because of this, I learned to create worlds and stories...