A little over a year ago, I wrote a blog post called “What’s On My Plate?” Basically it contained a picture of me with a dinner plate piled high with all the books, projects, and notebooks begging for my attention. I’m was grinning kind of wryly and preparing to “dig in” with a huge knife and … More Plate Update: Packages, British Accents, and My WIP
In my WIP “The Twin Arrows”, Drewin and his sister go on a long journey. This April I went with them! As of last Tuesday–I won Camp NaNoWriMo!!! *happy dance* I made my goal of revising 10k words in one month. 😉 This is a big milestone for me since I’m very bad at getting … More Camp NaNoWriMo Update #4
“The Twin Arrows” is progressing nicely, and I’ve gotten to make the arrows themselves play a major part in the story! *rubs hands together* But that would be spoilers, so… I’m so happy to have my word goal back on track with only 1,975 words left to go! (And we’ll see how it is after I … More Camp NaNoWriMo Update #3
“The Twin Arrows” didn’t get much attention last week, but that doesn’t mean I’ve given up on my goal. I’m only a thousand words behind, and that’s nothing a long writing session and a little chocolate can’t fix, right? 😛 (I have exactly five caramels and two Rolos, FYI.) The “distractions” of last week have … More Camp NaNoWriMo Update #2
I had plans to focus on editing “The Twin Arrows” this month anyway; so when the option of Camp NaNoWriMo presented itself, it didn’t take too much arm-twisting-author-peer-pressure to get me to join. 😉 I created a camper profile, proclaimed a word goal of 10k revising “The Twin Arrows”, made a cover mock-up just for … More Camp NaNoWriMo Update #1
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