Monday, January 01, 2018

What is Your Write Path?

So here you are, thinking about writing. (after all, it is New Year's day) Maybe you’ve done more than think about it. Maybe you’ve already drafted a novel. Published a few articles. Written a letter to Dear Abby. Drafted a note to your kid’s teacher.

Or maybe not.

Maybe you’re not so certain you can do it. Perhaps you’ve been told it’s a silly idea. Nothing to come of it. Nice hobby, perhaps, but let’s get real, you can’t make a decent living writing. Can you?


The thing is, maybe that doesn’t matter.

Maybe you just want to write. You don’t care about a career. You just like to string words together into pretty sentences. Perhaps a writing career would get in the way of the rest of your life.

Or the rest of your life might get in the way of your writing career.

Been there. Done that. On both counts.

And then again, maybe you DO want a writing career. Maybe your goal is to support yourself with your writing. It can happen. Right?

Sure it can. There are ways.

But the thing is this—whatever Your Write Path, remember it’s yours alone. Yours. You can write only for yourself, or you can write to make money. You can write for your great Aunt Sally, and that’s cool too. And as long as you are happy, and you do what you want to do, then life is good.

Truly, it is.


Don’t compete with others. Compete only with yourself.

Know what you want. Educate yourself about how to get it. Plan and act. Work hard and persevere. Give it time and whatever Your Write Path turns out to be, you’ll find it.

Or it will find you.

Right now—today—what do you see on the horizon for Your Write Path? I'd love to read your comments below.

Excerpt from the upcoming release, Discover Your Write Path to Publishing Success, by Maddie James and Sophie Jacobs. Watch for more excerpts and articles posted to this blog ahead of the release.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Today's Release -- All of My Heart, a Harbor Falls Romance

Releasing today. Sophie Jacobs' Harbor Falls Romance Series.

Small town, southern, and sometimes sassy. These sweeter romance stories fall in the lower heat level ranges. This series is a remake of Maddie James' contemporary romance single title books into a 20+ book series releasing monthly beginning now--and under a new pen name!

All releases are $0.99 during pre-order and release week. Grab them now!

A Harbor Falls Romance, Book 1: Sweet Hart Inn 

Suzie Hart has it all. A beautiful home, friends and family, and the sweetest job in the world. She's the best darned cook in Harbor Falls, North Carolina, or so she's been told, and she has the street cred to prove it. She runs her own bed and breakfast inn, has written a cookbook, conducts cooking classes, food blogs every week, and caters for local special events and holidays. Life is perfect. Right?

Wrong. You see, happy-go-lucky Suzie has a secret. And all is well until that secret rides up to her doorstep on a bad-ass Harley and tosses her not-so-perfect little world into some kind of big, bad tumble.

Brad Matthews doesn't have a secret, he has a plan--and that plan includes luring Suzie back into his life. When she worked as his sous chef in Asheville, he had no intention of falling in love with the sassy chef, or any other woman for that matter. No room in his life for romance. But when Suzie disappeared and took Brad's heart with her, his good intentions shattered. Now that he's found her again, he's not about to let her alter the new path he's set out for his life--and hers.

for more information about Sophie Jacobs and her Harbor Falls Romance series.

Read a Preview at Amazon!