One of the admins of the group, Robin Elizabeth, is an indie writer. I just finished Episode 1 and Episode 2 of her novellas, What Happens in Book Club… I affectionately nickname them the Australian Bridget Jones’s Dairies. They tell the story of Gwyn, a high school teacher who with her besties, Selena and Mac, belong to a monthly book club that takes place in a local pub. They’ve just finished reading Fifty Shades of Grey and are trying to disinfect themselves with classics for the next year. Should be safe, right? … More What Happens in Book Club: Saucy, sexy, and so much fun!
“Hi, I’m Cait, and I’m addicted to my manuscript.” “Hiiiiiiii, Cait.” Holy cow, this is bonkers. I’m on a staycation/writing-free holiday. My plan was to read other authors for a change. I even bought new eBooks. Yet, every time I settle down to read, I keep peeking at my own manuscript. I’ve done this several times, … More Why can’t I read anyone else? Or, how I’m having an affair with my book.
You know how in films it seems the director makes a person pause for an eternity before answering a question, but in real life it might only take two seconds? I’m telling you after I burst out with, “The suspense is killing me. What do you think about the book?” it felt like 20 years went by before Terri replied. In that pause I told myself I totally sucked as a writer. Then I ran away from home, dug a hole, and buried myself in it. … More Terri Skuce, Canadian Poet, gives me feedback on ‘Cosm
As I await comments from beta readers, I am almost in hysterics over how emotional my Ma is about my novel. It’s like watching a child see the sky for the first time. I think she might be even more attached to my characters than I am. It’s just hilarious how after so many chapters … More I’m afraid for my Ma’s health. MEDIC!
“Hi, I’m Cait, and I’m a writer.” “Hiiiiiiii, Cait!” “It’s been over 20 years since I started writing, and I acknowledge I need a higher power. I need an editor.” People clap. Someone hugs me. An enthusiastic word-smith gives me tips on how I could have improved my confession. I am among writers who cannot write … More No, really, get an editor.