Why I Decided To Become A Novelist

This post was published five years ago today.  Five years!!  I've been keeping a blog for a long time.  There are posts going back even further than this one, but I thought this one would bear repeating, for newer readers to discover. --t. I think the reason why I write fiction is pretty much out there

2018-01-29T14:31:26-06:00Tuesday, January 30, 2018|Categories: My Life|Tags: , , |

The Ups and Downs of My Wonderful Career.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/desireedelgado/ / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0I As you know, I am currently working through all the old articles and major posts that were on the old site, updating them where appropriate, and adding them back onto the Article pages. One of the most high-traffic articles on the old site was the first in what

2016-05-30T15:21:04-06:00Saturday, June 4, 2016|Categories: My Life|Tags: , |

13 Things I Know About Writing Full Time Now I’m Back to Full Time Again

http://www.flickr.com/photos/desireedelgado/ / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0I I wrote "11 Things I Wish I’d Known About Full Time Writing When I First Started Writing Novels" way back in 2009, when I was forced to full time writing by a sudden cessation of revenue.  That's pirate speak for "my job was cut". In January 2013 I

2016-01-28T04:59:53-06:00Thursday, January 28, 2016|Categories: My Books, My Life|Tags: , |

How to Write a Novel While You’re Holding Down A Day Job

Every few weeks I browse through a report on search terms people have used to find my blog.  The most frequent terms you can probably guess for yourself. I don’t like to do too many writing-related posts because readers aren’t writers, so while I could happily spend hours and hours talking about the technical aspects

8 Things I Know About Part-Time Writing Now I’ve Written Full-Time

Four years ago, I had the greatest of good fortunes to score a year of bliss. I got to write full time. It was unexpected and completely unplanned.  I got retrenched from my day job with a big enough cheque that we figured if I wrote my ass off and sold enough, I might be

How To Break Into The Erotic Romance Market – 2013 Update

I get asked how to go about getting published in the erotic market almost weekly – usually via private email. I have faithfully answered all those emails over the last few years, despite there already being a lengthy article on the site that answers the question exactly and in detail. (“How To Break Into The

Working Notes – November 5, 2012

Oh, I've been dying to tell you this. I've finally broken ground on the third Beloved Bloody Time novel. It's not like I've been sitting around idle all this time.  I've been busy.  Very busy, and on the novel, too.  And the series. 1)  I finished up plotting the whole series in broad strokes.  At

Friday’s Mash

Goodies I've found from chatting and cruising this week: Sites Romance Book Junkies - Danielle likes Paranormal, Erotica, Historical, Fantasy, some Young Adult and some Urban Fantasy, but she doesn't review MMF romances at all. DABWAHA -  Interesting concept.  It's like Survivor, but for books.  The slug line reads:  "64 Books. 1 Champion. Get Your

2012-04-06T08:11:41-06:00Friday, April 6, 2012|Categories: Reader Resources|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Pinch-Hitting

Mark here. So, I’m about to leave for a three day wrestling road trip and Tracy’s getting ready. Having me on the road for three days means that she gets three days of uninterrupted writing time. And she wants to make the most of it. That means it’s time to clear the decks – get