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, […]

Sunday Morning

| September 4, 2016

For the first time since probably April, I walked in our neighborhood last night. We’ve had around 80 days of 90-plus temps. That’s almost three months of hellish heat in one year. Help meeeeeeee! Last night, the temps were in the lower 80s, and it felt like fall. It wasn’t, and by the time I got home, […]

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. 🙂 So, here I am, at 5:30 in the a.m., trying to put those words together. When you only have 3-5 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Wednesday, and still at the synopsis!

| September 30, 2015

I love Wednesdays, because you still have a few days of week left, but I start to feel all crowded by the things I haven’t done. Today, I have to have my nails done. It’s the only girly thing I do, and they look as if I’ve been grinding them on sandpaper. Could have done […]