Sometimes We Hit Walls

Sometimes We Hit Walls

Yes, sometimes during the course of writing our books, we hit walls. For a variety of reasons, it can happen during the writing process, especially as life gets in the way. But, did you know it can also happen during the editing process? And that’s when it can be even...
To Edit or Not to Edit–That Is the Question!

To Edit or Not to Edit–That Is the Question!

This seems to be the question many writers ask—as they contemplate whether or not their manuscript needs to be edited. Actually, oftentimes writers come to the publishing process believing their manuscript only needs to be proofread. At most, they may think it needs a...
Midwinter Message

Midwinter Message

February 2nd marked the midwinter point, acknowledged in the US by the groundhog’s appearance. This year, Phil predicted six more weeks of winter, which I believe was inevitable. At least here in Colorado, signs of spring don’t usually show up for at least that long!...
The Touchstone Experience: A Two-Part Series

The Touchstone Experience: A Two-Part Series

You have a strong desire to write a book. Yet, you can’t seem to get started. Or maybe, nervous yet excited, you do begin. But then it happens—one day you wake up to an internal voice that asks, “Who do you think you are to write a book? And who would ever read...
The Editor Gets Edited

The Editor Gets Edited

Yes, when an editor authors her own works, she must be edited too. And that’s where I sit today: going through the editing process with my first memoir. As an editor, I must admit that having someone look at my writing as opposed to being evaluated for how I’ve...