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…

Must Love Writing

Goal: blog 4 times per week. Explore teacher as writer and writer as teacher passions. Find out if blog shares like “Six Sentence Sunday” still exist. Connect with other writers/teachers/readers.

Rudy, a chapter book for young readers

Two young sisters stumble upon an abandoned fawn in the forest and name it Rudy.  This summer my family & I visited Pine Grove Furnace State Park in Pennsylvania, which is the setting of Rudy. Here are some photos.