3: Creating Characters

What I know so far I love Scrivener... even though I am having a little trouble learning how to make Version 3 do what I loved about Version 2. (That reminds me, I need to email them. Once I hear back, I'll put up a tutorial.) But, there are a few places where I think … Continue reading 3: Creating Characters


Words per Day Tracker for 2018

Free, easy to use word-count tracker for 2018. Stay on track for the year.

1: Researching How to Plot Romance

What I know about romance could fit in a thimble. (And I hear the combined shouts of amen from my exes as soon as I hit 'publish') So, I'm going to run down the list of what I know has to go into this book. It's going to be tough. I'm not going to be … Continue reading 1: Researching How to Plot Romance

Everything involved in writing a book

Like many of you this time of year, I've been binge watching Lifetime and Hallmark cheesy Christmas movies. I absolutely love them. And I want a book in that same, sweet-romance genre up for sale next year. Because that will give me a ton of time and they are relatively formulaic, that's what I'm going to write for this experiment. Outlining every detail will slow me way down, but I think it will be helpful to other people wanting to write. 

In dire need of Scrivener 3 help!!

  In all my books, I always put a line-drawing that's relevant to the story before the chapter headings. I love doing that! But with the new Scrivener, everything is different and I can't figure out how. Since Scrivener 3 is so new, I can't even find any tutorials on the internet. I thought everything … Continue reading In dire need of Scrivener 3 help!!

Stop Calling It Vanity Publishing — The Let’s Play Ball Blog

More than a decade into the self-publishing revolution, it’s hard to believe we’re still being subjected to dire warnings about “vanity publishing.” Can there possibly be a more tired phrase than that? If it’ll do any good, I’ll admit that I’m vain. Whenever I publish, I chose to pay dearly for the privilege. A complete […] … Continue reading Stop Calling It Vanity Publishing — The Let’s Play Ball Blog