There are no shortcuts to success

Thirty-nine weeks after the second day of the new year When you become a writer, you need to make a decision. If you want to be a serious writer, an Continue Reading →

Another step done and the mess is no more

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Thirty-seven weeks after the second day of the new year Author is done with the “Okay, I need to focus now. Everybody Go away!” step of her work she has Continue Reading →

Come on, cut yourself some slack

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Week thirty-six after the second day of the new year This week’s post is in its entirety a tip from Author and Sister. Whatever stage you’re in in what you’re Continue Reading →

When the writer takes over

A book and a candle Author and Sister

Thirty-five weeks after the second day of the new year An observation again today, which Author wants to share with you. She has told you in her post thirty-two weeks Continue Reading →

Reality is so much better than an illusion. So take a deep breath and wait for it.

Thirty-four weeks after the second day of the new year Dealing with uncertainty is not easy. For all of us, not just writers. We all need a sense of certainty, Continue Reading →

Take your time, make sure you don’t miss anything

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Thirty-two weeks after the second day of the new year Author is taking you back to her post twenty-seven weeks after the second day of the new year, when she Continue Reading →

A somewhat philosophical post this week

Author and Sister A bit of a philosophical post this week

Thirty-one weeks after the second day of the new year Author looked back at her last few posts, and they’re so very serious and pragmatic. She recognizes that this one Continue Reading →

And of course, there’s pressure. Isn’t there always?

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  Thirty weeks after the second day of the new year And that’s the point, Author thinks. Pressure is always there, it’s been around for, what, most of your life? Continue Reading →

Readers and writers, half a year has gone by

make your dreams come true

Twenty-six weeks after the second day of the new year And so Author wants to take a pause and talk about you. To the readers among you who do not Continue Reading →

Don’t worry about the need to learn something new

Twenty-four weeks after the second day of the new year First of all, Author and Sister would like to thank you. The last blog post wasn’t an easy one for Continue Reading →

You’re afraid. So what?

You're afraid. So what?

Twenty-two weeks after the second day of the new year Author is pleased to say that the frustrating week she told you about in her last post was just that, Continue Reading →

What a frustrating week!

Don't let frustration take over

Twenty-one weeks after the second day of the new year This morning Author prepared a perfect cup of coffee and then that round plastic top of the milk carton fell Continue Reading →

Adjusting to a somewhat different routine

Adjusting to a different routine

Twenty weeks after the second day of the new year First, a personal note: Oracle’s Hunt received its first two reviews. Any words Author could say would diminish from these Continue Reading →

For the next book: still transitioning to complete focus. For the current book: the very last details

For the next book: still transitioning to complete focus. For the current book: the very last details

Twelve weeks after the second day of the new year Going from the work involved in the pre-publication stage of one book to the post-editor work of another is quite Continue Reading →

It’s about time

Eight weeks after the second day of the new year Author means to say that this post is about time, not that anything happened. Well, not yet at least. It’s Continue Reading →