Writing isn’t hard. Pounding out five words per second isn’t hard. Deliberating about plots for endless hours isn’t hard. It’s BACKBREAKING (or more accurately, brainbreaking)! And my characters think I’m tough on them. But I’m not half so hard on them as they are on me. Needless to say, I’m utterly disgusted by my chosen … Continue reading 12 Reasons Writers Hate Writing
You remember how last month I was celebrating my boss lady’s completion of her book? Yeah, you guessed it, the completion wasn’t so complete—I can hear you mentally laughing, so stop it. The only person who’s allowed to laugh at her fickleness is me. So I’ll laugh for you. Ha ha ha. What happened was … Continue reading A Day in Mariposa’s Office: Revising, Surprising, & Surviving
I’ve never liked marketing my books—making them, yes, marketing them, no. I was so afraid I’d ram my book down another dinosaur’s throat and make them choke (I’ve had too many other Authorosauruses do that to me). Joanna Penn showed me how to market my book with class. I thought this was impossible, because I’m … Continue reading Book Review: How to Market a Book
Believe it or not, it took me forty-eight weeks, four days, six hours, three minutes, and twenty-nine seconds to write the first sentence of my WIP. It took my boss lady only a few seconds, until she let me taste it and saw it made me gag. So she changed it and I didn’t like … Continue reading 20 Writing Prompts that are Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind Away
For you people who are unfamiliar with dinosaur lingo, a digsite is a website. We in createtus period don’t have spiders. Or webs. Or mice. Which is why we call the computer mouse a claw. We have meteor showers instead of thunderstorms, President Troodon instead of Trump, and for breakfast we eat Rex Krispies. But … Continue reading Welcome to My Digsite!