My blog has been nominated for the Liebster Award this year! Don’t know what that is? Check out the post I made on my other site here: https://elizabethdohertyauthor.wordpress.com/2017/12/19/ive-been-nominated-for-the-2017-liebster-award/Read More →

I’ve been burnt out with my writing ever since National Novel Writing Month finished. I think it’s a combination of real-life stress and the sheer amount of work I did (50,000 words is a lot!). It’s been a struggle, but this last week, I have been forcing myself to write. And I need to keep reminding myself why. So without further ado, here are my reasons why I should FINISH my NaNoWriMo project:Read More →

Okay, guys. I hate to admit it, but I am slacking. Usually, I am completely prepared for this. I plan character, outline, make a cover, play around on the website. Everything. This year, I have a vague plan, less than a notebook page. I just have been so tired and lazy. I haven’t wanted to do anything. But it’s time I got my butt in gear. So here is my #NaNoWriMo to-do list. 1) Figure out the plot – I have a basic idea. It’s a romance, it’s set in my On Broadway series. It’s about a composer and his muse. But beyond that? UghRead More →

Hello fellow bloggers! After an unexpectedly long summer hiatus, I am back! And better than ever. Even dealing with a heat wave and no AC. I’ll be back with real blogs next week, so what topics would you like to see? And how was your summer?Read More →

Dear readers, I need your help. I’m currently brainstorming future blogs and novels. As you could probably figure out from this blog, I am a big Broadway fan. In fact, my first series, which will be out later this year, centers around people who work on Broadway. I’m also looking forward to doing more Broadway dreamcasts. So, for these future projects, I have a question for you. Would you rather see a hypothetical musical/dreamcast about: 1) The Kennedy family and their trials and tribulations 2) Expatriate writers in Paris in the 1920s (Hemingway, Stein, the Fitzgeralds, etc.) Comment below with what you’d like to see.Read More →

Yesterday, I was writing an intense “will-they-or-won’t-they” breakup scene, and I found myself listening to a lot of Broadway showtunes while I did.  There’s something that comes from a heartfelt ballad and a belting voice that you can’t get anywhere else.  So here is what it inspired. The best Broadway breakup songs to write to.Read More →

“You were on a blogging hiatus,” you ask?  Well, yes. I didn’t announce it or anything, but with school break, and time at home with my family, I didn’t want to think about blogging for a while. And I think that was good for me. I did, however, in my unannounced blogging hiatus, FINALLY start my Facebook author page.  I’m going to be hosting a giveaway soon, so follow me there. www.facebook.com/elizabethdohertyauthor Back to regular blogging next week!Read More →

  I’ve participated in (and won) NaNoWriMo four times.  In fact, I’m working on self-publishing one of those novels right now.  The past two NaNos, I’ve been working a full-time teaching job while trying to complete the challenge.  It is stressful and crazy and hard, but it’s also one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done.  Below the cut is my advice to anyone wanting to be a NaNoWriMo superstar while working a full-time job.Read More →