I finished the first draft of “Kiera” last week. Saturday to be exact, so I had more time to write. It was also raining, so I was feeling extra creative. Armed with these advantages and one more ingredient–encouragement from my family and a friend who let me recite the whole plot to her–I finished. 😉 … More Draft One–Done!
I’m convinced that NaNoWriMo is one of the best ideas ever. Coordinating thousands of insane authors to write their brains out for the whole month together? Yeah, pretty awesome. 😉 I’ve been wanting to do this for forever; and several of my friends and most of siblings have asked me to join them this year. (We … More NaNoWri…No, Not This Year
When I first started this story (currently titled “Kiera”), I had quite the love/hate relationship with it. Now that it’s over 15k words, I’m beginning to see some potential. 😉 I hope you enjoy this first scene! The water trickled out of the spigot into the old watering can. Nearby a young woman rose to … More Story Excerpt: Bringing in the Plants
I have a LOT on my plate right now. My own writing, my Bible, four how-to books (one is being read-aloud), six fiction books, and some Longfellow poems to try. (Fortunately, most are from the library, and they are generous with renewals.) My baby computer on top represents ten beta-reading projects, two blogs, Goodreads, the Rabbit Room … More What’s on My Plate?
Inspiration “A book comes and says, ‘Write me.” ― Madeleine L’Engle “I never exactly made a book. It’s rather like taking dictation. I was given things to say. ” ― C.S. Lewis “I saw a street car conductor today with one brown eye and one blue. Wouldn’t he make a nice villain for a detective … More Author Moods