Welcome to The Hustle

Holy crap. I've gone and done the one thing I said I would never do. The one thing I fought against for years; the one thing I said I had no time, energy, or desire to do. 

Yeah. I've started a blog.

It's called The Hustle. Not because I love disco (although I do love me some 70's music), but because I've found myself wanting a place to explore the hard work behind writing. A place to share craft tips, insight into life as a writer, thoughts on creativity and inspiration, and, because it's my blog, pretty much anything else I feel like. 

Even though I've only been published for about a year and a half, I've been writing seriously for several years now, and let me tell you, I've learned some serious ish along the way. I've won awards and been dropped by publishers. I've dealt with poor sales and rejections. And through it all, I've been learning--about publishing, about the craft of writing, about success and failure, and how to survive in an industry that regularly eats people for breakfast. 

There are no easy answers. There are no elevators that will shoot you to overnight success. But even when a book sells poorly, or gets a stinky review, or a publisher drops you, there's always the Hustle. The work. What YOU can control. 

I'm really not sure how often I'll post, but stay tuned and hang out with me as we navigate the trenches of trying to make it as a writer. Oh, and there'll be wine. 

Cheers,

Tara