Whew, what a day!

It’s 94 degrees outside and the sun is beating down. I feel for the poor construction worker in the picture. It’s too hot to be outside working, especially if you’ve unintentionally soaked the crotch of your jeans. Awkward!

If you don’t have this view out your front window -sit back, relax and enjoy a Friday afternoon reading about the ins and outs of the romance writing industry. Starting with…

How to Become an ebook Superstar

It has never been easier to publish your own book. Traditional publishers may take a year to turn your manuscript into print on a page but you can get your own ebook on sale around the world in about four minutes. The real battle, however, is the same as it ever was: how do you find an audience?

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jun/06/become-an-ebook-superstar?newsfeed=true

How to make every word count when writing about people, places & things

If you’d like to bring your story to life in a tight space — say, 500 words or less — try traveling back in time to your 3rd or 4th grade classroom. Back then, your teacher most likely instructed you to write short pieces about a memorable person, place or thing.

Read more: http://www.poynter.org/how-tos/newsgathering-storytelling/175394/how-to-make-every-word-count-when-writing-about-people-places-things/

Chasing your Dream

 …and what happens when you catch it.
 I have spent years, decades dreaming about becoming a published author.  It wasn’t long ago that I got that infamous “call” offering me my dream, a book contract.
Stay cool and have a beautiful weekend!
Happy Writing