Writing, Proofing, Moving

| September 13, 2016

Today I’m proofing my novella for A Heartwarming Holiday for the last time. After this, I won’t be touching it again–always an anxious time for a writer. Like sending your children to school on the first day. Did you make them wear something their friends won’t like? Will their lunch be sitting in the bag, […]

Hello, again, Monday!

| March 14, 2016

Why did you start so early? I hate springing ahead. I really don’t care for spring. I can see that the blooming trees and plants are truly beautiful, but they mean the flipping heat is on the way. (My perpetual complaint.) Maybe if we lived farther north, where we had a shot at an actual […]

Friday, already?

| March 11, 2016

The week has flown! Finished the art sheets yesterday and submitted them. I was at the end of the synopsis last night as I went to bed. As soon as I turned off the laptop and the lights, I saw what I needed to do for the ending. Usually, I just repeat what I need […]

Art Sheets Redux

| March 10, 2016

Almost finished with them. I have one more scene and a 3-5 paragraph synopsis to write. Was hoping they’d write themselves in my head over night, but that didn’t happen, which makes me sad. ūüôā So, here I am, at 5:30 in the a.m., trying to put those words together. When you only have 3-5 […]

Still Revising

| March 4, 2016

I’m going to whine. I’m in the oh-my-heavens, every muscle in my body aches stage of a cold, and I’m trying to add emotion to my story. Yesterday, edited 18 pages, and ended up with a net gain of 0 words. That would be because I didn’t have emotion, and I had some blah blah […]

Revising

| March 3, 2016

Is not for sissies. Every word starts to sound like a bad choice. Every plot point feels weak. I’m ignoring my surly internal editor and moving forward. Taking a chance, and remembering, this pass is for layering in emotion. And these folks have plenty of conflict and emotion. Usually, this is the part I like, […]

Random on a Wednesday

| March 2, 2016

Honestly, I thought it was Tuesday. Who knew? I also thought I’d be better at keeping up with my blog! But since I’m not, a quick catch-up! My Medical Blitz got rejected, but I’m submitting something else. I have almost three chapters and the beginning of a synopsis. Hoping to have it all shiny and […]

Saturday!

| February 13, 2016

I have nothing to do except write today! (Well, maybe a few errands!) But I’m doing them in a hurry this morning, and then I’m off to my favorite coffee shop for some writing on my #MedicalBlitz story. I submitted, but in the spirit of hopefulness, I’m writing on! Cause I love the story, and […]

Facebook Launch Party (and too many other things)!

| October 14, 2015

Until the beginning of November I have too much to do. I’ve finished the pages of my proposal–the first three chapters. Still wrestling with the¬†synopsis.¬†My¬†friend, Karen Whiddon and I call them Snopes, after Faulkner’s rather slippery barn burning family. You just can’t pin them down! We also have stuff going on¬†around our¬†abode. I had to […]

A New Attitude

| October 8, 2015

I’m about to confess a thing or two. A year ago, I was diagnosed with diabetes. At the same time, I was writing the first full-length book on my Heartwarming contract. The diabetes was really bad. Four days in the hospital and insulin four times a day. (Although, with good fitness habits, excellent nutrition advice, […]