My Novel Is Finished…Now What?

Boy what a busy month September is turning out to be! First off, drumroll please…I’ve finished my book! Yes, you heard it, my book is done! I started this book in September 2009. Yes, you read correctly, three long years ago I started this novel. I finished it in March of 2010, did three rounds [...]

Out Loud!

So I’ve talked here about receiving my book back from my critique partners. And it looks like I’m in for another edit.


Any writer will tell you that writing is re-writing, and I know that it needs one more edit to make it as sharp and pristine as possible. But seriously, after [...]

Dropped Plots and The Missing Dog

Hey guys, the wonderful Meg Donohue will be stopping by Wednesday discussing her book, How to Eat a Cupcake! Learn about her writing process, the celeb she’d switch hair with, and the most important question—What’s her favorite cupcake? Stay tuned for Wednesday’s interview!


So I mentioned I finished my novel last month. But [...]

40 Days and 40 Nights

So on this post I mentioned that my word count was zero. Nada. Zilch. And now my friends my word count is…drumroll please…20,292 words! I am stocked, excited, downright giddy at the progress I’ve made in a month’s time. Actually, less than a month’s time, because I’ve been sick for two weeks, and didn’t get [...]

Getting Help From a Pro

My first two novels tackle subjects that I am very familiar with. Hair. But with this next book, (when, oh when will I be finished with this thing?) I felt the need to stretch myself. The saying, “Write what you know” holds true at first. But on my third book, I feel the need to [...]

A Beginner’s Ending

Okay, I know I’ve been absent for a few days. The daughter has been sick with a bad stomach virus that I’m praying that I don’t catch. She’s on the mend so I’m back on the blog. And what news to share! The wonderful Sarah Pekkanen will be stopping by the blog on Monday! Her [...]


Hey guys, the hubby is off work this week and so I plan to take this week off from the blog to finish revising my book. (That and getting some good ‘ole fashioned reading done. So far digging Sarah Pekkanen’s The Opposite of Me.) But don’t worry I’ll be back Monday with new posts about [...]

I Was Lost, But Now I’m Found

Whoops! Tomorrow turned into a week didn’t it? Sorry about that, sometimes life just gets in the way. On my last post I mentioned that I would have to re-write the first 100 pages of my WIP. Well, I have good news. Things aren’t as bad as I previously stated. Yes, my novel needs work, [...]

So Close, Yet So Far Away…

I’m almost there guys. I’m about 100 pages away from finishing this novel. Let me rephrase that…I’m 100 pages away from finishing my second draft of this novel. I don’t know if I should laugh or cry, but I feel like crying. Let me explain.

Imagine you’re running a marathon. You hear the whistle [...]

Doing Better

So I’m done with round one of revisions, (can you hear the glee in my voice?) and now I’m on to round two. Like I’ve mentioned before I’m doing this book a little different than my previous books. As Maya Angelou says, “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know [...]