Why you’re here:
- You’re a writer.
- You write, read, and absolutely love genre fiction. You would marry it if legally possible.
- You really, really, really want to be published.
- You want to be the kind of author that is on keeper shelves, auto-buy lists, bestseller lists.
- You’re pretty sure you could pull this off if it weren’t for pesky things like your day job, your family, your social obligations, your health, that whole sleeping and eating thing.
- You’ve got the ideas, but you’re having trouble finishing the manuscript.
- You’ve got the completed manuscript, but can’t seem to nail the query letters.
- You get requests for full manuscripts, but can’t seem to close the contract.
- You’ve sold a book or two, but you’re having trouble juggling promo and writing.
- You’re having trouble getting your fiction career to the next level, whatever that level is.
- You’re tired of treading water.
- You want to kick some ass.
Why I’m here:
- I’m a writer.
- I adore genre fiction with a passion that defies reason, logic, and the laws of physics.
- I love this business. Not all of it, and not all the time, but it’s a marriage that’s lasted over ten years and seventeen novels, and I still get tinglies thinking about it.
- I love selling stories to people who love the stories I write.
- I believe that if you’re writing stories, you want to share your stories. That means you want to get published.
- I believe if you’re going to get published, that means selling it to people who will appreciate it enough to pay you for it, whether that’s a traditional publisher, e-publisher, small indie press, or on your own.
- I believe if it’s published, get paid, or get promo. Period.
- I believe if you’re a writer that wants to get published, you’re an entrepreneur.
- I believe you can sell a lot without selling out.
- I believe, quite vehemently, that you need to rock your art, but handle your business.
- I signed the contract for my first novel in 1999.
- I’ve sold 17 novels, three novellas, and a non-fiction book with several major publishing houses, plus several ghostwriting projects.
- I’m still selling.
- I critique manuscripts, query letters and proposal packages.
- I coach writing and fiction career building.
- I’m a self-employed mother of a six-year-old.
- When I had my son, my writing speed dropped and my energy level evaporated.
- As a result, I inadvertently learned that systems and processes are my superhero powers.
- I learned how to write and promote consistently and effectively with a small amount of time, money, and energy.
- I then learned I can teach these things.
What does it mean to ROCK YOUR WRITING?
- You are going to rock.
- I am going to help you.