This has been an incredible week. The sun is shining, my path back to joy is fruitful, and… I finished the first draft of The Disappearance of Vanessa Shaw!!!! I honestly couldn’t be more excited about this book and the progress I’ve been able to make in the past month. For reference, it’s been almost […]read more
As we get closer to Camp NaNo starting, I thought it might be valuable to talk about what I believe are the FIVE most crucial elements of a great book. As writers, we have so much to learn and so many pieces of storytelling that need to come together, that it can often feel overwhelming. […]read more
I can hardly believe it’s almost March, and that means my sweet new baby, Evie, is already almost 6 months old! For me, that means it’s beyond time for me to be getting back into the habit of daily writing. In order to get motivated for this, I knew it would be both fun and […]read more
Whenever it’s time to start a new book, I have a process I’ve learned to follow that helps me outline my novel. I thought I’d share that process with you today. Especially since we’re currently on the eve of NaNoWriMo and deep into Preptober. You can watch the video here on YouTube or below. I […]read more
This was such a fun video for me to create! If you’re like me, you buy way more planners every year than you can use or you buy one hoping it will bring you planner peace, only to discover that it’s just not “the one”. Well, I found a way to turn my old happy […]read more
Hey, everyone! Launch week has been so much fun! For my final day of the launch, I’m showing you how I make a lightweight, super portable plot notes booklet using just index cards, markers, and washi tape. My Plot Notes Booklet Method I’ve been using this plot notes booklet method for about a year now. […]read more
I have been self-publishing my books since 2010, and in that time, I've sold well over half a million copies of my books. I'm not a superstar or a huge bestseller, but I have built an amazing career that brings me great joy. Here at Heart Breathings, I hope to help you find that same level of success. Let's do this.