The Novel Way Blog – The Novel Way

“So perhaps the best thing to do is to stop writing Introductions and get on with the book.”
― A.A. Milne

One More Day…

Posted 11/24/17 7:23 AM by Mo

You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” ~ John Lennon.

First things first… How about this new website? There are so many things I love about it, and so grateful I have someone in my corner who knows how to create something so perfect for me. He created a theme just for Indie Authors, so if you’ve stumbled upon this and are interested, message me, and I’ll get you his information.

This is really happening, isn’t it? A real website and a book release tomorrow? How long did I sleep during that nap yesterday?

“Falling in love with your own life doesn’t happen overnight, but when it does happen, it’s like waking up from a long nap and realizing every dream came true during that time.” ~ What We Know Now

Surreal doesn’t seem a big enough word. I keep saying that, because it’s true. For so many years I have thought about this, and it’s finally here, tomorrow, Small Business Saturday.

I’m officially a small business now. Okay, really small, but who cares? I finally set out to do what I wanted for so long, and I’m grateful for every moment that’s gotten me here.

So, thank you to all who have helped me get to this point, by reading, encouraging, or simply smiling and nodding while I talked about it.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend…

xo, Mo

8 Days!

Posted 11/17/17 9:28 AM by Mo

Happy Friday!! Coming to you from Day 8 in my lovely little #countdowntopubday I’ve been doing on Instagram. Cheesy, perhaps. Nerdy, definitely. I’m okay with that. 🤓 There are a few select people who read the first draft of What We Know Now, and remember the original title was 8 Steps To a Better Life. […]

Two Weeks….

Posted 11/11/17 8:48 AM by Mo

Have you ever had one of those moments when you felt like you were being tested? As if God were saying, “Let’s see if she can follow her own advice. Hehehe…” It hasn’t been a moment of being tested, but an week of being challenged. The amount of work I created for myself, along with […]

Three Weeks…

Posted 11/3/17 9:11 AM by Mo

The Countdown Continues…. … And my life continues to be something I don’t always recognize. For instance, seeing my book on Goodreads. I mean, really? How is that even possible? Along with them changing my profile to an author one. Me? An author? When did that happen? I told a friend last week, “If I’m […]

One Month Away

Posted 10/27/17 8:31 AM by Mo

Happy Friday! Since tomorrow marks the one month countdown for me (yes, I countdown everything), I thought it would be fun to give you a little background information on What We Know Now and exactly how it came to be. The biggest question I get – other than… wait, you wrote a book?? – is […]

Novel News

Posted 10/23/17 6:58 AM by Mo

This is all a bit surreal for me, this publishing business. On one hand, I’m trying to keep my business hat on, learning everything I can about the marketing, websites, code – anything I can get my hands on, really. On the other hand, my head is screaming YOU’RE PUBLISHING A BOOK!!!! So, you know, […]

What I Know Now

Posted 08/13/17 6:41 PM by Mo

This has been a summer I will never forget. While I’ve always been a writer, this is the summer I truly learned what that means to me. At one point last year, I was ready to give up on the dream. It was too much. Too hard. But that little voice in the back of […]

The Why

Posted 05/3/17 8:18 AM by Mo

Why do we need another blog about books? What exactly is The Novel Way? What if no one reads this? These are the questions rattling around my head for the past month or so since I’ve decided to create this blog.  In truth, I’ve always had this blog.  Go ahead, look at the archives… I’ll […]

Coffee & Words

Posted 11/18/16 5:52 AM by Mo

Yes, another new look… but even this will change once I figure out how, and also a new name.  This blogging thing has been on my mind a lot lately, and I feel like it needs a new direction – a new focus, if you will. Enter Coffee & Words. There is so much hate […]


Posted 08/1/16 3:30 PM by Mo

So this is it… August first, and the beginning of my year long writing journey. This isn’t something I planned at all either. I literally thought of it yesterday when I was going through my planner, and it popped into my brain and nagged at me all day till I did what it wanted: made […]