Who You Calling Short?!

Maya Angelou once said, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” I believe she was quite right. Recently I have discovered the joy of short story fiction writing. And now that I have opened that Pandora's Box, I can't seem to stop. It seems that there were a lot of … Continue reading Who You Calling Short?!

I’m not a graphic designer, but…

OK, so I know I'm supposed to be editing (and I am, I SWEAR!), but I needed a break so I started playing with my book cover design. Not that it matters anyway, because I'm going to finish this novel AND get an agent AND get a publishing contract which will include a cover design … Continue reading I’m not a graphic designer, but…

Three Secrets Every Wanna-Be Author Should Know

Every author was, at some point, a wanna-be author. That was me about a year ago. Even though I have been writing my entire life, I only recently finished penning my first novel. Yes, it only took about 50 or so years for me to get serious (or maybe brave?) about this mission! It was a … Continue reading Three Secrets Every Wanna-Be Author Should Know

Good Grief (and Chapter 1 again!)

My novel is coming along nicely... My novel is coming along nicely... My novel is coming along nicely... OK, if I keep saying those exact words to myself over and over, I might actually believe them! In reality, I would say my novel is between 85% and 90% complete. And by complete, I mean that … Continue reading Good Grief (and Chapter 1 again!)

The Best Book I Didn’t Read This Year

It goes without saying that I love books. I like the way they look, the way they feel in my hands, even the way they smell. (I'm still waiting for someone to develop a Barnes & Noble air freshener!) Reading books helps me escape my world, envision new places, and transform into other people. I … Continue reading The Best Book I Didn’t Read This Year