Relationship status with my second draft: It’s complicated.

Why does working on the second draft of my book remind me of a relationship? And I don't mean that in a Beyonce-Single-Ladies-carefree-dating-kind-of way. I'm talking about the awkward stage. Where you've been dating someone for a while, and it's starting to feel like "work." It wasn't always this way. When we were in the …

Only 20 Minutes of Social Media a Day for Writers?

At the writer's conference that I mentioned in my previous blog post, the conference guru led a session about social media and blogging. He suggested that we writers spend only 20 minutes a day on social media. I'm curious to know what your reaction is to this. Because for me, his statement triggered an eye-popping, gag-choke-laugh reflex …