Coming April 15th… Project Management

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So you have any idea for a book. You start writing it. Maybe you even get to finish it before the panic sets in, and then…holy crap.

Being a published author isn’t just about getting words on the page (and that’s hard enough all on it’s own). How do you take an idea from plot bunny to paycheck, not just once but enough times to make a career out of it? And how do you juggle all those steps when you’ve got more than one project going, all in different stages? With as fast as Romance wants authors putting out books, there’s a lot of overlap and that can be difficult to manage.

Join us on April 15th to talk about the project management side of being an author on #RWChat Sunday 4pm PT / 7pm ET.  

Coming April 8th… Mentorship

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It’s impossible to do this alone. Writing may be solitary but without support and learning from other writers, we’ll never make it in this romance writing business. What have you learned from those you have mentored over the years? Is there a way of passing on personal experience that is more helpful than others?

#RWChat thrives on authors paying it forward. Come tell us about your experiences mentoring or being mentored, Sunday April 8th at 4pm PT / 7pm ET. 

Making A Writing Calendar (Or, Writing A Novel In A Month)

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This Sunday’s #rwchat topic is about Stealing Time To Write and how difficult it can be to find writing time amidst our busy schedules. Here’s Robin Lovett’s strategy for planning her writing when real life threatens to steal it away.

I’m pretty lucky. For the most part, writing is my addiction of choice. When I run out of things to write, that’s when I have a problem. I also love deadlines. When someone is waiting for my work and likes it so much and believes in it so much they’ve contracted me to write it, I get even more excited.

But that doesn’t mean that life never gets in the way. Or edits come back with a half-rewrite (!) and eat a month out of my deadline to write the next book. So I make plans, honest plans, because if they’re not honest, they won’t work. Continue reading

Coming July 9th . . . Summer Goals

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How’s the year going so far? A lot has happened this spring and so far this summer. Come chat with us about your successes and your struggles. We’ll check in with our expectations for the year and reassess our goals for the rest of 2017.

Join us Sunday 4pm PT/ 7pm ET on #RWChat.

 

Coming July 2nd… The “Starving Artist” and Other Damaging Creative Myths

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We studied those “Starving Artists” in school. Those creative types lauded for making self-sacrifices and mining their depression for the sake of their art. But this leads to a damaging stereotype: we’re not great creative minds unless we’re shrouded in misery. No. We can use our life struggles to help us write, but suffering is a not a requirement to write good books.

Come chat with us about how you combat artistic stereotypes. Sunday 4pm PT/ 7pm ET.

See you then!

Coming April 23rd… Jealousy

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We love watching each other succeed. An achievement for one is good news for all. But it doesn’t mean we’re not tempted to compare ourselves to one another. And when someone else gets that contract we’ve been wanting or hits a bestseller list before we do… it can be really hard not to feel envious. Or dare we say… jealous.

Come chat with us about how you deal with jealousy when it arises and hear how others cope with it too. See you Sunday 4pm PST/ 7pm EST.

~Robin Lovett