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 …

BE HAPPY: A Grammatical Perspective

Earlier today I was on the treadmill at my gym reading a book (which is what nerds like me do when they actually make the time to work out!). During a fairly benign scene in chapter twenty-seven, two characters in the novel were discussing what they want out of life, and predictably, one of the …

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 …

We’re Halfway Through Summer….What Are You Reading??

Reading is usually my "go to" summer activity. In fact, I can usually get four or five novels in before the school bell rings again in September. But with my "little" writing activity (did I mention I am working on a novel??), my reading time has been seriously cut short. I recently finished a book …

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 …