*cracks knuckles* It's been a while, eh? I wish I was coming here to be like, "Surprise! I finished two books and here they are!" But I'm not. I'm still working on the same two I was working on last time I was here, which is why I haven't written about it. I'm discouraged with … Continue reading Hello? Anyone there?
Confession: It's been months since I was able to write anything without wanting to delete it all. All of it. Literally every word I've written and published in the last two years. Naturally, my first two books have not been spared and I do not criticize them lightly. I lash out about my writing worse … Continue reading CTRL+X
And it's Mondaying with the best of them. We left last Wednesday evening for a long holiday weekend. I don't see my family often these days because the kids are involved in extracurricular activities and making a two-hour drive back home with three kids more than once a month is actually difficult.We celebrated Thanksgiving with … Continue reading It’s Monday
This is the only "job" I've ever had where it is fully acceptable to talk to yourself and make things up. I start a story and then the characters take over. I love character driven narrative. I like the natural flow of dialogue.
Every time I come to this space I feel like all I write are excuses, so I stopped coming here. I'm getting discouraged. I'm upset. There are less and less hours in the day it seems. I have a full plate before thinking about the (not even close to being finished) manuscript sitting open behind … Continue reading Excuses
I thought I would be further along writing the third book by now, but summer is so tough. It was tough last year, too, when I was working on To Hold and made the decision I would worry about it once the girls were in school for the year. That worked then. I'm fearful it's … Continue reading Steering the narrative
Monday was one of my favorite holidays, partially because of the meaning behind the celebrations and parades - our independence as a nation, our freedom, the open exhibition of pride in our country - but more because it's one of the few holidays that bring my family together. Swimming, barbecuing, visiting, and being "community." I … Continue reading Why do you sell them so cheap?
I have this really bad habit of forgetting to update my blog. It's mostly because for a long time there was a whole lot of nothing happening. Yesterday, I was going to take time to write here. But then, well, you know how it goes. You wake up on "release day" after hardly sleeping because … Continue reading That book I mentioned? Published.
But I'm not ashamed to beg sometimes. With that knowledge out there, I have a huge favor to ask ... If you happened to read that book I published last year and did not leave a review at Amazon/Barnes & Noble/Goodreads, please consider doing so. Reviews are not for me (though, I will admit, I … Continue reading Asking for help is a sign of weakness
According to Goodreads, I'm 12 books behind on my 2016 reading goal. Whoops. My 5-year-old religiously pushes on my belly and reminds me how squishy it is. She doesn't mention the fact I pushed out an 8-pound 6-ounce child four weeks ago. This cold weather shit needs to GTFO. I'm ready to enjoy a beer … Continue reading