It’s time to settle on a title!

by JoslynChase in Free Stuff, Publishing, Reading, thrill, Writing

This is superb fun! The manuscript is at the proofreader’s and while it goes through the final edits, I need to decide on the cover details and hire a designer. The most important detail, of course, is the title. For that, I am turning to my wonderful readers and fans. Will you help me narrow […]

Things are heating up in 2017!

by JoslynChase in General, Publishing, Reading, thrill, Writing

The beta version is out! As the weather turns warmer, I’m getting really excited about the release of my first novel.  My beta readers are returning a very positive response, and the book is really starting to come together. The next steps I’ll be tackling are finalizing the title, writing the blurbs and soliciting reviews, […]

Enough about me…let’s talk about you!

by JoslynChase in Learning, Reading, thrill, Writing

I’m so glad you’re sharing my adventure. I’m very grateful to my readers and all of you who support me as I learn and grow as a writer. I love the whole creative process–from idea to outline to first draft to polishing to…everything that comes after that. Which is why I’m on this adventure. I […]

It’s all about the payoff, baby!

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Learning, Reading, thrill, Writing

 Have you ever been left hanging—with the expectation that something is going to happen—and then it never does? Irritating, isn’t it? My husband has a habit of beginning a sentence, leading me a ways down a conversational path, and then suspending me over a cliff, waiting for him to finish the question or the point […]

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Learning, Writing

I’m embracing this sentiment expressed by H.G. Wells, as it seems I’m getting knocked down hard over and over in recent months. When I was in college, I became very ill and went to the doctor. He said I had a bad case of tonsillitis and needed my tonsils removed, but that my wisdom teeth […]

My Adventure…My First Guest Post!

by JoslynChase in Learning, Travel, Writing

I’m excited to announce I’m contributing a guest post on another author’s blog! Amber Meyer produces The Write Destination blog, a site dedicated to the art of writing. Amber is working on a novella called Puppy Love, slated to come out early in 2017. I’ve been lucky enough to do some advance reading on that, […]

My Adventure…and you’re invited

by JoslynChase in Free Stuff, Learning, Publishing, Writing

“Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” These words were expressed by a woman whose trials and challenges went far beyond anything I will ever experience, yet the truth of them touches my life just as vigorously as it touched hers. Helen Keller understood this. She lived her life as an adventure, and she […]