I’ve made this decision a while ago, but I’ve decided to share the news via my blog that I will no longer will be writing. Shocker right? Truth be told, I will always love the written word, and I know I have the talent and skills to continue, but honestly my health is declining to [...]
I miss having a deadline. It’s true. Most writer’s will agree that having a deadline is one of the most stressful things about getting a book done, but still I miss it. Having a deadline means you’re under contract to finish your book by a certain date. Although I don’t miss the pressure, I do [...]
I have a seven year old daughter on her summer break right now. We’ve already done our summer vacation for the summer, and had a wonderful time with friends. But still…it can be a challenge writing with a child at home. For me, it’s not that she’s getting in my way or not letting me [...]
No blog posts in March! *slaps hand* Shame on me! Well, what can I say? Saying that I was busy is just an understatement—dealing with a home remodeling project, Spring Break—and that’s just naming two of the many things going on this month.
And of course, my writing has suffered. I haven’t been working on [...]
I’ve been getting a few emails lately of people wanting to know what a critique partner is, how to find one, or how to be one. I’m no expert, but outside my Mama and Hubby I rely on two great writers to read my work.
For those of you who don’t know, critique partners are [...]
So most of you know that while I’m on the agent hunt that I’m outlining my next novel. One thing about writing a book, the beginning stages are very exciting. (For me anyway…) It’s exciting to see your story develop, and get to know a new crop of characters. So that’s what I’ve been doing [...]
At the end of year I think many people are making New Year’s resolutions. I’ve never done so, but I do like to end the year thinking of what I’ve accomplished the previous year and finding ways to grow or improve as a writer.
When writing, it’s easy to set a goal and to see [...]
Writing takes patience. Lots of patience. Currently, I am in the middle of querying agents for my third novel, and believe me it is definitely teaching me a lesson in patience. As I await responses I have to keep busy. And that means—beginning my next novel.
One thing I’ve learned is that I can’t control [...]
Recently, I’ve moved my writing desk into my bedroom. It’s a secretary desk that was for the Hubby, but didn’t prove functional for him.
I still need flowers on top (straight copying Tayari Jones) but I really like working in my bedroom. To the right of the picture I have a large, bay window. [...]
I am a control freak. I’ll be the first one to admit that. Being so controlling can be good at times—I’m organized, I plan ahead…
But then other times…yeah not so good. Like now for instance. When you write a book, you create a whole world of people. You work hard, for several years [...]