Category: Author dreams

Living that #AmQuerying life

Writing the novel? I’m starting to learn that’s the easy part. I finished writing and editing my first Women’s Fiction novel in July of 2020, and started the querying process. (For non-writer types, that’s when you pitch your book to literary agents in the hope of… Continue Reading “Living that #AmQuerying life”

The moment I questioned everything

For the first time in ages (maybe ever), I really, TRULY thought about what it would mean if traditional publishing never happens for me.


I started a new notebook to log my R&R progress and shared updates each day over on Instagram Stories. Entire chapters were cut! Other chapters were fully rewritten! Tons of work, but I was happy to do it because a real, live agent (in NEW YORK CITY, no less) had suggested the changes.

… and back to the beginning?

Heather in 2009

When I started this blog in January of 2009, my life was weirdly similar to how it is today. Working full-time. Getting up early to write and edit novels. Dreaming of being an author.

What’s up next? My novel!

I was really starting to make it a habit to work on my novel every possible chance. In early March, I hit 100,000 words. And then the pandemic hit.