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 […]

Writers can work anywhere!

| March 9, 2016

And today, I’m working at a car dealership. I have some sort of oil–something–valve–who’sit problem that is apparently going to take three or more hours to repair. I’d pretty much trade this laptop for a string cheese, which I could have brought with me, but I had no idea the above-mentioned problem would require 3-4 […]

I have a synopsis!

| March 8, 2016

As I told friends, I could disappear forever into the plotholes, and it’s so rough, I could lop off a limb on the jagged edges, but I’m about to go edit–and that’s when magic happens–when you see what you have, and how your unconscious has been plotting behind your back. I know a story/synopsis is […]

Monday, Monday!

| March 7, 2016

What are you doing this Monday? My proposal underwent major surgery this past week and weekend. I excised an especially insistent secondary character and got to the heart of some emotion. And I enjoyed it. A little over a year ago, I was diagnosed with diabetes after a particularly nasty bout of DKA that apparently […]

Hello, Random Monday!

| January 9, 2012

I’m not as slackadaisical as I look. I’ve been revising a proposal, and I decided to focus on that before I came back to blogging, post-holidays. I finished the changes and mailed the proposal mere moments ago, so here I am again! (Pardon this tangent, but while I’m writing this, I’m watching a movie, and […]

Random Return

| May 4, 2011

You know how you fall out of the habit of blogging, and then it’s hard to start over? And then it’s easier to not blog, because how can you catch up? That’s what happened. So–in no particular order, random stuff! I loved watching the royal wedding. Loved it. Every second was filled with something lovely. […]


| January 6, 2011

I’m not very good at keeping things in compartments. I’ve been keeping my greatest focus on producing a proposal. So–last night I noticed that my cat seems to think the carpet looks best with a fine sheen of gray fur. And when I was walking, I was so busy planning my snopes that I didn’t […]


| December 20, 2010

from the pain of a rejection. I know it’s part of this business. I know I’m a professional, and I can get it right, but I’m frustrated when I get it wrong more than once. And I’ve managed to get it not-right-enough three times. I was already in something of a crisis of confidence, and […]

Proposed!–and French Versions

| August 18, 2010

The proposal is back with the lovely editor! I’m planning to read and swim and read and maybe read a little. I might squeeze in a movie. Or I might read. Not that I’m giddy. Of course, the moment I hit the send button, the doubt piranha began pecking away, but I’m tossing them tofu. […]

Earlyish Monday

| August 16, 2010

Just after midnight on Monday, and I’ve made an uncalculated error. I fell asleep, and then everyone else in the house headed for bed and made noise. Being the Queen of Insomnia, I may be awake for the duration after a fortifying hour of sleep. So–I’ve got Moulin Rouge on the DVD player. Jim Broadbent […]