RWA19 Wrap Up – Romance Writers of Australia 2019 Annual Conference

The Romance Writers of Australia held their annual conference in Melbourne from Friday, August 9 through to Sunday, August 11th. Due to family commitments, I was only able to attend the Friday workshops but I had an amazing time. RWA19 was my debut conference and as a conference ‘newbie’ I was nervous but excited. Nervous … Read more

An Indie Publishing Journey: Chapter 5 (Imposter Syndrome)

The other day was a particularly special one in my publishing journey. I revealed the cover for my debut novel The Memories We Hide. First to see were my super-reader team, and then my VIP newsletter subscribers. The feedback was so positive, it had me buzzing. Then I reveal the cover to the wider world … Read more

No two books are the same (aka it’s your story)

no two books are the same

As I prepare to announce the publication date of my debut novel, I’ve been thinking a lot about the story. I heard an interview with an author the other day and something they said made perfect sense. The author said that once you have finished your book and it’s ready to go out in the … Read more

What I’ve learned from the editing process

the editing process

Writing a book is easy. Just pick up the laptop, open a blank document and write the words. If only! Writing a novel takes time. It’s filled with frustration, elation, moments where you want to smash your head against your keyboard, and moments where you literally jump up and down because you wrote something that … Read more

My Top 10 Posts of 2018

I’ve been blogging for just on ten years. Starting out as a business blog, then a general ‘discover who I am’ blog, and for the last two or so years, a writing blog. When I first began blogging the landscape was less crowded and very supportive. Comments were everything. Nowadays, things have changed. The internet … Read more

What does author success look like to you?

. As we move into 2019 – the year where I will become a published author – I’ve been pondering the question of what author success looks like. When I became serious about my writing and began focusing on it more as a life choice rather than just a hobby, my perception of success was very … Read more

One sure-fire way to increase your writing word count

. One of my goals is to be more productive and improve my writing word count each day. Heading down the indie publishing route, it’s particularly important. However, some days writing can feel like a chore. Not because you’re not reaching your writing word count, but just because you can’t get the words from your head … Read more