I just recently got back from an amazing and productive writing retreat in Hilton Head Island, and I thought it would be a great time to share with you my Top 10 Tips for a Successful Writing Retreat. I first starting going on writing retreats back in 2011 when I was doing my best to […]read more
Today’s final self-publishing tip and lesson learned is hands down the most important advice I’ve given to date, and that’s the fact that your joy is important to your success as an author. I know it sounds simple and maybe you’ll even think it’s cheesy, but it’s truly the most important thing I’ve learned in […]read more
Welcome back to Tip #7 in my 8 Lessons Learned over 8 Years of Indie Publishing. Today’s tip is so very important. Never stop learning. When I say this, of course I’m talking about craft. Writers should keep learning how to be better writers, no matter if you’ve written one book or one hundred. But […]read more
As writers, we all want to get more done. If you’ve been at this for any period of time, you already know just how massive an author’s to-do list can be, and one of the keys to getting it all done is admitting that you can’t! I’m serious. You can’t do it all. There are […]read more
Burnout is a very real and dangerous thing for authors and entrepreneurs. Our ability to make money rests solely on our ability to create and market our work, which means that periods of sustained burnout can completely tank our income and productivity. Today, we are going to talk about how to avoid burnout as authors. […]read more
The business of being a writer is one of emotional ups and downs. Sometimes words are flowing, but other times, our well has totally run dry. There are days when we feel like we’re finally finding our way and moving forward, but there are others where we feel so lost and alone. I’ve been there […]read more
I have been self-publishing my books since 2010, and in that time, I've sold well over half a million copies of my books. I'm not a superstar or a huge bestseller, but I have built an amazing career that brings me great joy. Here at Heart Breathings, I hope to help you find that same level of success. Let's do this.