Writing!! Yip! Yip!

Just a quick update. I’m writing, and that’s the goal.  50,000 words will be awesome, but writing readable paragraphs works great too! Yesterday, my grown daughter, her husband and darling daughter arrived for a short visit.  Oh, and my husband needed help on some college work.  Hence- Zero day.  But a great day. Today, busy…

Progress: 1000 words

So, National Novel Writer’s Month (November to most humans) started two days ago.  I’ve only written 1000 words, but I also got a cracked tooth fixed at the dentist (2 hours with her hands in my mouth!) and taught 5th graders all day!  So, I’m thinking of it as 1000 words I never would have…

National Novel Writers Month: Go!

When you wake up at 6 o’clock and know you got an extra hour in… you take your laptop to the closet and start writing!! Finished: final planning in Outlining Your Novel Workbook, loaded the scenes into Scrivener and wrote 300 new words! 1300 words to go today! Let’s do this!

Word Processor designed with a Novel in Mind

A friend recommended that I check out Scrivener’s 30 day free trial since she’s been using it to get her novel planning under control and really loves it. I read a few reviews and some people seem to think that using it makes you less of a novelist. Interesting.  After doing part of the training…

How to make a writer happy…

Three things make me happy beyond belief:  When that random person at your work reveals to you that they are a writer too!!  And they’re planning to do NaNoWriMo!!     2.  When it rains all weekend and you don’t have anything you have to do and you can write a LOT! When you’re a…

National Novel Writers Month: NANOWRIMO

In 2010, my writing buddy, Jackie Marilla and I decided to try this NaNoWriMo thing.  I wrote a mystery novel that had some great parts and some other parts where I rambled on and on trying to get up to 50,000 words (1,666 words per day!) It taught us one very important lesson: we could…

Star of My Heart

My first sweet romance was released on Amazon today!! Star of My Heart on Amazon It’s available for only $1.99.

Sweet Romance Set in Hawai’i, Set for release: October 7th!!

I’m so excited that my romantic novella Star of My Heart will be released on October 7th by Books to Go Now.  During the retreat this year, I worked on the final draft, prepared it for submission and SENT IT IN.  In less than a month, I heard from Books to Go Now that they wanted to…