Category Archives: Confessions (about the process)

Every Wednesday, experience the serialized story of how Tell Me came to be written and sold.

And now, for something completely different: Jane falls in love with Ryder Carroll #bulletjournal #bookreview

Ok, people. Here’s the thing. I’ve heard about the Bullet Journal forever. I live with a Bullet Journaller. I teach (my perverted interpretation) of Bullet Journalling in my Organized Creative workshops. I bought The Bullet Journal Method pretty much as

And now, for something completely different: Jane falls in love with Ryder Carroll #bulletjournal #bookreview

Ok, people. Here’s the thing. I’ve heard about the Bullet Journal forever. I live with a Bullet Journaller. I teach (my perverted interpretation) of Bullet Journalling in my Organized Creative workshops. I bought The Bullet Journal Method pretty much as

“I don’t want to tell you all about me. I want to tell you all about you.”

If you learn to organize your desires and demands and shoot them into something that is more than just about being you, you start to communicate. … I will steal directly from life [but] I don’t want to tell you

“I don’t want to tell you all about me. I want to tell you all about you.”

If you learn to organize your desires and demands and shoot them into something that is more than just about being you, you start to communicate. … I will steal directly from life [but] I don’t want to tell you

Cynthia wants to know about screening creeps but Jane goes off on a dick pic tangent #dearjane #correspondence #adviceforthelovelorn

So I’m still waiting for Melissa to tell me if I gave her good or bad advice, but in the meantime, here’s a letter from Cynthia: Dear Jane, I haven’t read any of your books (sorry) but I follow your

Cynthia wants to know about screening creeps but Jane goes off on a dick pic tangent #dearjane #correspondence #adviceforthelovelorn

So I’m still waiting for Melissa to tell me if I gave her good or bad advice, but in the meantime, here’s a letter from Cynthia: Dear Jane, I haven’t read any of your books (sorry) but I follow your

Melissa thinks I’m unrealistic and I tell her there’s no such thing as online dating #dearjane #correspondence #adviceforthelovelorn

I got a letter. Well, email. I wrote her back. She said I could share it, but only if I publish her response to my response when she figures out all the things that are wrong with my response. Deal.

Melissa thinks I’m unrealistic and I tell her there’s no such thing as online dating #dearjane #correspondence #adviceforthelovelorn

I got a letter. Well, email. I wrote her back. She said I could share it, but only if I publish her response to my response when she figures out all the things that are wrong with my response. Deal.

Gratitude makes the world go round: thank you for a very full 2018 #happynewyear #gratitude #karma

Happy last day of 2018! I end each year with a personal post-mortem / look back to collate all my milestones and high points in one place. It’s a very useful exercise that I recommend to all creatives (all people,

Gratitude makes the world go round: thank you for a very full 2018 #happynewyear #gratitude #karma

Happy last day of 2018! I end each year with a personal post-mortem / look back to collate all my milestones and high points in one place. It’s a very useful exercise that I recommend to all creatives (all people,

We went to the library, and then there were drinks #textmecupid #launchparty

There is a marvellous place in yyc called Betty Lou’s Library, loosely modelled on the Prohibition Era speakeasies in the US, and I’d tell you more about it, but I think you should just go and see it. On Thursday,

We went to the library, and then there were drinks #textmecupid #launchparty

There is a marvellous place in yyc called Betty Lou’s Library, loosely modelled on the Prohibition Era speakeasies in the US, and I’d tell you more about it, but I think you should just go and see it. On Thursday,

Happy first Monday of December, a SURPRISE! & a few words about reviews

So I have a surprise for you. We don’t officially go live with Text Me, Cupid until Thursday, but apparently, the Amazon and Kobo pre-orders have flown to people’s devices at midnight today, which means they are live. So if

Happy first Monday of December, a SURPRISE! & a few words about reviews

So I have a surprise for you. We don’t officially go live with Text Me, Cupid until Thursday, but apparently, the Amazon and Kobo pre-orders have flown to people’s devices at midnight today, which means they are live. So if

A Manifesto: The Future is Hybrid #publishing

Last night, I attended an explosive game show-style panel at Owl’s Nest about the future of the publishing industry–Battle of the Publishing Paths: Traditional versus Indie (the organizers kept on referring to it as self, but self-publishing is what that

A Manifesto: The Future is Hybrid #publishing

Last night, I attended an explosive game show-style panel at Owl’s Nest about the future of the publishing industry–Battle of the Publishing Paths: Traditional versus Indie (the organizers kept on referring to it as self, but self-publishing is what that

Welcome to Week 3 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: to Plot or to Plan

Welcome to Week 3 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Mastering the Romance Novel Form to Tell the Perfect Story. This is an in-person class that I’m teaching in Calgary, and, if you’re coming to us late–sorry! You canna join.

Welcome to Week 3 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: to Plot or to Plan

Welcome to Week 3 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Mastering the Romance Novel Form to Tell the Perfect Story. This is an in-person class that I’m teaching in Calgary, and, if you’re coming to us late–sorry! You canna join.

She lifts her eyes up from the galley proofs to let you know…

I am buried in proofs, kittens, and quadruple-proofing triple-proofed proofs and still finding errors is… I don’t want to be negative and say awful, so I’m just gonna say–not glamorous. How’s that for a compromise term? I have some new

She lifts her eyes up from the galley proofs to let you know…

I am buried in proofs, kittens, and quadruple-proofing triple-proofed proofs and still finding errors is… I don’t want to be negative and say awful, so I’m just gonna say–not glamorous. How’s that for a compromise term? I have some new

Hello, Denver! I’m off to my first Romance Writers of America convention & I want you to choose my new profile pic

I am packing–by the time you read this, I will be on the plane–for my first-ever Romance Writers of America convention in beautiful Denver, Colorado, and I’m so excited. I know it will be marvellous. But possibly a little exhausting…

Hello, Denver! I’m off to my first Romance Writers of America convention & I want you to choose my new profile pic

I am packing–by the time you read this, I will be on the plane–for my first-ever Romance Writers of America convention in beautiful Denver, Colorado, and I’m so excited. I know it will be marvellous. But possibly a little exhausting…

The Rom-Com Goddess now knows my name + WIP report + RT Countdown

Kittens. OMG. Look: She’s me, 10 years from now. Ok, that sounds a little creepy–and Kristan, if you’re reading this, it’s not supposed to be. But those of you who have been privy to my “I don’t have a mentor/example

The Rom-Com Goddess now knows my name + WIP report + RT Countdown

Kittens. OMG. Look: She’s me, 10 years from now. Ok, that sounds a little creepy–and Kristan, if you’re reading this, it’s not supposed to be. But those of you who have been privy to my “I don’t have a mentor/example

OMG I get to meet Kristan Higgins tomorrow — and, the summer will be SULTRY!

 Kittens! Darlings! Sweethearts! I don’t normally gush–I’m more likely to swear–but OMFG, tomorrow, I get to spend the whole entire day with Kristan Higgins. Just me, Kristan… and um, I don’t know, 40 other people. But hey. 40, not 400.

OMG I get to meet Kristan Higgins tomorrow — and, the summer will be SULTRY!

 Kittens! Darlings! Sweethearts! I don’t normally gush–I’m more likely to swear–but OMFG, tomorrow, I get to spend the whole entire day with Kristan Higgins. Just me, Kristan… and um, I don’t know, 40 other people. But hey. 40, not 400.

Dreaming of summer, drowning in snow…

It’s snowing in Viking Hell again. Seriously. This is the view from my living room window: I’m solacing myself by planning for a sultry (and sweet) summer, and dreaming about Reno! Which is the site for the 2018 Romantic Times

Dreaming of summer, drowning in snow…

It’s snowing in Viking Hell again. Seriously. This is the view from my living room window: I’m solacing myself by planning for a sultry (and sweet) summer, and dreaming about Reno! Which is the site for the 2018 Romantic Times

Writing Erotica, Getting Organized, Having Orgasms

Happy Day After-International Women’s Day (may we soon not need it). If you’re in Calgary, come see me tomorrow (Sat. March 10) at the Alberta Romance Writers Association’s March meeting! I’m delivering two workshops that day. In the morning, we’re

Writing Erotica, Getting Organized, Having Orgasms

Happy Day After-International Women’s Day (may we soon not need it). If you’re in Calgary, come see me tomorrow (Sat. March 10) at the Alberta Romance Writers Association’s March meeting! I’m delivering two workshops that day. In the morning, we’re

Did you survive Valentine’s Day?

Did you survive Valentine’s Day, kitten? I did… but it was a close thing. Holy fuck. Key among things I have learned this week: DO NOT launch two titles in one week. This is a variant of last spring’s lesson,

Did you survive Valentine’s Day?

Did you survive Valentine’s Day, kitten? I did… but it was a close thing. Holy fuck. Key among things I have learned this week: DO NOT launch two titles in one week. This is a variant of last spring’s lesson,

THANK YOU for an AMAZING 2017

On this last day of December, I want to shower you with love and kisses, and thank you for an incredible 2017. I’m ending the year rather exhausted, and promising myself that my theme for 2018 is sustainability, and my

THANK YOU for an AMAZING 2017

On this last day of December, I want to shower you with love and kisses, and thank you for an incredible 2017. I’m ending the year rather exhausted, and promising myself that my theme for 2018 is sustainability, and my

When Words Collide: The ‘little’ yyc reader + writer festival that could change your life

I can’t believe it’s only been one year. Wait. That’s not quite how I was going to start this. I was going to choose one of my highlight moments from When Words Collide 2017—Calgary’s amazing reader and writer con that

When Words Collide: The ‘little’ yyc reader + writer festival that could change your life

I can’t believe it’s only been one year. Wait. That’s not quite how I was going to start this. I was going to choose one of my highlight moments from When Words Collide 2017—Calgary’s amazing reader and writer con that

I’m not dead, I’m writing + secrets from the process journal

The first part of the title of this post is also the title of an email I’ve been composing to my friends and family to explain my effective absence from their lives lately. (Friends, you’re getting it on Monday. It

I’m not dead, I’m writing + secrets from the process journal

The first part of the title of this post is also the title of an email I’ve been composing to my friends and family to explain my effective absence from their lives lately. (Friends, you’re getting it on Monday. It

Winning Google & a LOT of GRATITUDE as Cherry Pie Cure turns one (week)

So Cherry Pie Cure is a week old today and I’m coming up for post-new release air to whisper a few sweet things into your ear, and to share some beautiful things from around the web (all about me) (because

Winning Google & a LOT of GRATITUDE as Cherry Pie Cure turns one (week)

So Cherry Pie Cure is a week old today and I’m coming up for post-new release air to whisper a few sweet things into your ear, and to share some beautiful things from around the web (all about me) (because