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 (Harper Collins, 2015), the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) Consequences (of defensive adultery) (coming May 2 2017), and the rom-com (she's versatile) Cherry Pie Cure (releasing June 15, 2017), 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 (GENRES were made to be BROKEN, 2017). Closet poet. Currently torturing novels four, five, and six simultaneously. Which is not a good idea.

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