Turn Off Your Internal Critic and Write!

Sometimes you don’t know what you need until it appears in front of you. Such is the case with a creativity coach. In the fall of 2013, an offer came across a writer’s loop for free sessions from Denise Agnew. She had to work with a certain number of clients…

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New Year's Goals

I hate the idea of New Year’s Resolutions  They’re so…resolute!  It’s all or nothing.  If I don’t completely achieve them I’ve completely failed. But I like the idea of goals.  I can work toward them and even if I don’t make it all the way, I probably accomplished something.  I don’t…

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MISCONCEIVE

As usual, it has taken me forever to make a book available to my legions of fans. Thank you for your patience. Writing and publishing are not only still in the experimental stages as far as my career goes, they are a mystery to me. This time I am trying…

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Barbara Meyers Author Newsletter – April 2014

You might wonder why my newsletters are so infrequent. It’s because I don’t have any writing news to report. No new books being released. No contracts signed. Right now all I do is write and rewrite. A couple of my fans keep asking when the next book in the Grinding…

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Picky Reader Disappointed

First on my list of disappointments were some of my recent library book selections.  I could only read two out of five.  One was a Lee Child Jack Reacher novel.  The other was Betrayal by John Patrick Hunter.  The rejected ones were, in no particular order:  an award winning (literary?)…

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I Don't Know Him But I Think I Love Him

I never Tweet.  Mostly because I don’t understand Twitter.  I haven’t read my Dummies for Twitter book even though I’ve had it for a year.  Besides, who has the time?  Between writing fiction, song lyrics, the occasional poem, keeping up with e-mail, working a day job, life in general, and…

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The One

The One – Chapter One Spending the summer pressed up against a ten really messed with my self-esteem. Try it sometime. Tens think they’re perfect, like they’re worth so much more than me and others like me. It’s the story of my life. I’ve been used. Abused. Forgotten. Ignored. I…

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Barbara Meyers, Author – August 2013 Newsletter

Check out my guest blog (Am I Having Fun Yet?) on author Tina Donahue’s web site here: http://www.tinadonahue.com/blog/ My story, “Katy’s Place” appears in the Novelists, Inc. anthology entitled I NEVER THOUGHT I’D SEE YOU AGAIN, now on sale in print and digital formats. Buy links are here: http://www.thestoryplant.com/i-never-thought-i-d-see-you-again.html Tomorrow…

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Barbara Meyers, Author – July 2013 Newsletter

Did I miss June? There must have been nothing newsworthy to report. My Guilt Trip took up the first week in June. You can read my four-part series about that by simply looking at my previous blog posts. Upon my return home, I work work work the day job. No…

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Meet Cute?

In lieu of a May newsletter, below is an excerpt (Trey and Baylee’s first meeting) from THE FIRST TIME AGAIN, the third book in The Braddock Brotherhood series from Samhain Publishing.  The ebook release date is May 7, 2013.  For you series readers who feel you MUST read a series in order (it’s not necessary…

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