This week a book publisher contacted me after reading my blog. She was very interested and suggested possibly writing a children's book. Since I have been working on a book about my IVF experience and this would be a great way to get my foot in the door, I was totally doing the happy dance … Continue reading Is Hybrid Publishing My Best Option?
Writers always talk about their rejections, so this is nothing new. You always read about famous authors collecting stacks of rejection letters and postcards, maybe even hanging them on the wall for inspiration. But as someone who only recently starting sending out queries and submitting articles, it is new for me. And in these days you … Continue reading Writing Rejection – How It Can Be a Positive Thing
Every once in a while, I get on here to whine about trying to write my book. The book I made the big announcement that I was writing in January, in hopes to kick my butt into gear and actually get it done. The book I've actually been working on for the last 3 years. … Continue reading What’s Holding Me Back From Writing That Book?
I started a blog as a release, a way to get my anxieties about motherhood out and share my story, and hopefully connect with other moms going through the same thing. I didn't start a blog to make money or make a new job for myself. To be honest, I wasn't looking for a new … Continue reading When Blogging Becomes Stressful
A good way to hold yourself accountable while trying to accomplish something is to be public about it, so I started the year by announcing I was writing a book about my IVF experience. We are six months into the year and I've actually made some progress! I finally wrote my intro and got some … Continue reading Holding Myself Accountable – Book Progress
I'm just going to come right out and say a lot of "Mom Blogs" annoy me. They are so bogged down with ads and giant photos that I can't even figure out where the article starts and ends, but I can figure out where to buy a Vitamix blender, save on auto insurance and get … Continue reading I Don’t Read Your Blog, and Here’s Why
I just saw on another blog that this weekend ends National Infertility Awareness Week. I had been planning on writing something for it, since I struggled for seven years off and on trying to conceive. Heck, I've even been planning to write a book about my experience since I blogged the entire thing in my … Continue reading From Infertility Blogger to Author, the First Step is the Hardest
It's true, I was in Playboy in college. But it wasn't from submitting pretty photos. I sent them words instead. I got my very first paid writing job my senior year, for Playboy Magazine. I was so excited that I saved my contract letter. How exactly I got this job, I can't even remember! I … Continue reading That One Time I Was in Playboy
I was reading an article called something like "8 Reasons Your Blog is Failing," not because I think my blog is failing, but because I was intrigued by what exactly they considered failing. One of the reasons mentioned was not having a focus or knowing why you blog, then they listed the possible reasons to … Continue reading Why Do You Blog?