I've started working on a new/old project that falls in line with the current series I've been publishing. It's called "Letters From Emily," and if you've read the first book in the To Have series, you know who Emily is and why her letters might be important. My sister says she can't wait to read … Continue reading Focus on the next thing
I've been ready to crawl into bed and curl up with a fluffy blanket for a few days now. I spent half the weekend playing with Kindle Create (because I just discovered it) and then Calibre. My husband was sent the converted file for To Cherish at least six times. He is one lucky fellow, … Continue reading 8 days to go
There's a new book coming. I said time and again in 2017 that it was on its way, and I finally finished writing To Cherish on Oct. 26. I started editing right away only for some of that momentum to be interrupted by my oldest daughter breaking her arm. I was still able to mail … Continue reading The final stages
I delisted To Have from everywhere but Amazon and enrolled it in Kindle Unlimited. It's new and scary. Despite despising staying put for too long, I don't do well with new, which is why it's been so difficult for me to jump out of my comfort zone and do *more* as an author. Not a … Continue reading It’s scary because it’s new
*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