What You Need to Know About Publishing Books

Every time someone asks me what I do and I tell them that I'm a writer, I get one of two reactions: people who are readers ask what I've written to see if they know one of my books, and people who are writers shyly tell me that one of their goals in life is to publish a book. Sometimes the people in that former group ask me for advice on how to break into publishing, and I'm always happy to help. (And, yes, if you are reading this, you are one of those people I am happy to help, so leave your questions in the comment section and I'll answer them.) But part of helping is giving them the reality of publishing. ...more
Gosh! I so love this post. I am an aspiring writer (may I dare say that?) currently working on ...more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your June 2015 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more
Day 1 ~ http://www.thoughtsgoneawry.com/ready-set-go-nablopomo-june-2015-day-1/more

#MicroblogMondays 40: Happy Last Day

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* It’s sort of amusing that this is the 40th MicroblogMonday because today is also my last day being 40....more

Not Ready to be Put Out to Pasture

I got to see Josh’s old college, though the students were mostly be off-campus....more

547th Friday Blog Roundup

I’ve been following the iOS9 leaks with great interest because my phone — a phone I have no intention of replacing despite its age — is the oldest product supported by the current OS. Will my phone be pushed into extinction by this new update? Maybe, says some pessimistic sources ....more

Everything You Need to Know about Sunscreen (and the Best Drugstore Sunscreens to Buy)

Summer is almost here, which means that it's time to think about sunscreen. It's also Skin Cancer Awareness Month, so this is the perfect time to talk about protecting your skin. Each year, new evidence comes out helping consumers choose the best protection for their skin, and frankly, all this information is a bit confusing to juggle when looking at those bottles in the drugstore. To make it simple, I've broken down what you need to look for in a sunscreen, as well as how popular sunscreens match up against the guidelines. (Hint: that sunscreen you've been using for years could contain dangerous chemicals or be flammable!) ...more
I'd actually like to try to make my own sunscreen using carrotseed and a carrier oil. Has anyone ...more

NaBloPoMo June 2015 Blogroll

The theme for June is READY, SET, GO! ...more
It's been a while since I've done this, so since I've randomly decided to do a 30 day drawing ...more

NaBloPoMo June 2015 Prompts

The theme for June's NaBloPoMo is READY, SET, GO! If you're participating in NaBloPoMo in June -- or even if you're not! -- here are some prompts to get you going. Writing prompts are posted at the beginning of the month so you can plan ahead, Monday to Friday. (Weekends are for free-writing!) ...more

Ready, Set, Go! Get Ready for June's NaBloPoMo

So what is the NaBloPoMo theme of the month? ...more

NaBloPoMo June 2015 Badges

The official badge for June 2015 NaBloPoMo is here! Grab it to place on your blog and show your readers you're posting every day this month. ...more