Friends don’t let writers whine; they make them write…

Tough love, baby, right? Sometimes, we all need tough love.

A sampling of mine:


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Unadvice: When you’re in that place where you have the time and space to write–you planned to write–but the words aren’t coming because… trauma-drama-self-pity-tired–making yourself accountable to a merciless friend is a really good motivator. For me, anyway. “I have two hours to draft Chapter 8. Time me.”

You: “It’s been two hours. Checking in. What have you done?”

Me: “Two thousand words of utter crap I have to throw out.”

You: “Shitty first drafts, baby. Shitty first drafts…”


About mjanecolette

Writer. Reader. Angster. Reformed Bohemian (not). Author of the erotic romance Tell Me, the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) Consequences (of defensive adultery), and the rom-com (she's versatile) Cherry Pie Cure, as well as the non-fiction collection of essays Rough Draft Confessions: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway. Coming in 2018: Text Me, Cupid, a steamy romance in four episodes. Current WiPs: Queer Christmas in Cowtown, Jewel of the Not-So-Spectacular Boobs, All In the Cards, and Un-Valentine. Yes, working on four projects simultaneously is a spectacularly bad idea.

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