Updates: Book Reviews, Bestsellers, and Tacos

Well, it's been almost ten days since my last post here -- the one where I promised I'd write more, remember that? What happened in the meantime? Well, a little writing, and a whole lotta life... The goal was to get up every morning and write write every morning before I did anything else. Tea … Continue reading Updates: Book Reviews, Bestsellers, and Tacos

Writing Habits (That I Don’t Have)

I really, really need a good writing habit. This summer has not been my best for writing. As I blogged the other day, I've been working slightly insane hours, and when I'm not at work, I would really rather go to the pool/go to a theme park/go to sleep/do anything besides think about what the … Continue reading Writing Habits (That I Don’t Have)

Time to Read For Free with Amazon Prime

Good news for Amazon Prime members! After much consideration (and lots of great feedback from readers), I've decided to put my books in the Kindle Select program at Amazon. This was not an easy decision. Kindle Select requires an exclusivity sales contract that isn't my favorite thing in the world. As a Nook owner and long time … Continue reading Time to Read For Free with Amazon Prime

Introducing new equestrian fiction in “Show Barn Blues”

originally posted at Horse Crossings Wow! I am really bad at editorial calendars! You're supposed to decide what you're going to write, write it, edit it, and release it, right? Simple. For normal people. Here's what I decided to do instead. Write a novel. Shelve it. Write another novel, using characters from the shelved novel. … Continue reading Introducing new equestrian fiction in “Show Barn Blues”

Where Do You Buy Your Books?

As I prepare to launch a new title, I'm arguing with myself about just where I ought to be selling it. The majority of my readers come from Amazon, which makes sense -- Amazon is easy to navigate, has a great search engine, includes useful categories like "equestrian fiction," and delivers pretty much everywhere in … Continue reading Where Do You Buy Your Books?

Story Outlines: A Writer’s Training Calendar

This post was originally published at Equestrian Ink. Setting up a training calendar is easy, right? You pick a horse show date and you move backwards, working out a nice hypothesis of where you'll be in training each week running up to the show. Nothing to it, because predicting how quickly and how competently your … Continue reading Story Outlines: A Writer’s Training Calendar

Writing Process: Novels Within Novels

Last summer I wrote about half, maybe more, of a novel I was calling Show Barn Blues. Then I stopped, because the emails and messages to write more about Jules and Alex were just overwhelming. I decided to take the character I created for Show Barn Blues and make her a central character in the … Continue reading Writing Process: Novels Within Novels