It’s that time of year, when my world goes berserk Every day a test to survive… (Sung to the tune of The Carpenter’s “Christmas Waltz”) Of course, that song is now lodged firmly in my ear and I feel like twirling about the living room in a taffeta gown…well, not that much. Christmas music always … More NaNoWriMo 2014
from my house to yours… It’s hard to believe November’s over, well nearly. October was so busy with traveling, and the first part of November finishing up Balefire, while simultaneously doing a NaNoWriMo novella. Happily, Balefire is available and doing well. The novella is finished and will hopefully be unavailable around Christmas—fingers crossed. The story … More Turkey, Thanksgiving, and Chocolate Silk Pie…oh my
Exactly one year ago, I started a story called “Belizean Shores” and by May, I had completed the second or third draft. Sadly, it stalled out in a frustrating beta experience. By the end of August, I had a good draft to submit. I am pleased and excited to joyfully announce the completion of Balefire. … More At Long last, it’s coming…Balefire ~ the novel
You’ve Got a Book in You: A Stress-Free Guide to Writing the Book of Your Dreams by Elizabeth Sims My rating: 5 of 5 stars I don’t consider myself seasoned enough to really discuss the pro’s and con’s of “process” but believe in my heart that the best time to study craft is AFTER writing … More Review and comment: Elizabeth Sims
I’m still a little flush with the excitement of finishing the first draft of “Balefire” and sending back the signed contract for it. This story derived as they often do from the ‘shotgun’. I entered Nanowrimo last year for the eighth year and won, as I have every year except 2005…when I did the whole thing … More Contest for give-aways!