Hi all! I’m actually writing on a deadline at the moment, but took a time-out for some dinner and was thinking of you. You may have noticed the design change. If you haven’t read my Books page, I’ll fill you in. 🙂 (So I’m lazy. The next few paragraphs are copied right from my Books … More Faith. Fun. Forever.
Oh friends, what a ride it has been!! I want to thank you so much for your patience in the lack of posts to this site. I have just 16 days before the end of my school semester…the end of my degree! I’ve been working for almost six years at school. I graduated with my Associate … More Please Stand By
Oh friends! Have I got news for you!!! One of my absolute favorite series, The Everstone Chronicles, is being released in paperback, beginning with The Hesitant Heiress–the American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award finalist for the Debut Novel category! I gave each of these three books 5-stars. They are that good. And so you know, … More The Hesitant Heiress Paperback Release and Giveaway!
One of my critique partners (I have four WONDERFUL ones!) just posted this, and I thought I would share it. Teresa told me she would love to know what I would add to it, too. So, here are my additional “learnings” to her five. 🙂 6. When you emotionally and mentally lose it, your critique … More 5 Things I’ve Learned From My Critique Group
A little while ago, I came across another writing contest that I desperately want to enter (you can check out the Bling! Diamond Awards on my Check It Out page). This contest, however, requires a contemporary romance. So for now, Daralis and Merek have been put aside. I know, I know. Sad news. And they’re pretty … More Creating Characters
Today was the day that the Blurb2Book contest semi-finalists (those moving on to stage 2) were announced, and I didn’t make it. Congratulations!!!! to those who did! I’m beyond thrilled for you! I actually didn’t expect to move past stage 1 only because I realized (a little too late) that my novel isn’t quite what Love … More Well, Coconuts.
Okay, I don’t actually know if it is contest season, but it seems to be, what with all the contests being announced! I’ve been busy with school (only six weeks in my current class and 16 weeks in the fall, and I’ll be finished this degree!) so I haven’t done much writing, but I’ve been doing … More Contest Season!
You know how you work hard on something? And you don’t let anyone read it with the exception of a few other writers (who have helped tremendously with point of view and “showing, not telling”)…until that one moment you find out about a contest that could potentially lead to a publishing contract. That moment? Yeah. I … More That moment when…
Oh, revisions! I submitted my first chapter for critique this past week, and received some really great feedback! I knew going in that I have POV (point of view) issues, and I tend to “tell” and not “show”. In other words, I tend to tell the reader what the character is feeling (“Nervously, she looked … More Revisions, writers, and gifts
This is quick. Short. Earlier tonight, I was hangry. And I mean HANGRY. Just ask my husband. If you were to look “hangry” up on Urban Dictionary, you would see a picture of me. And if you don’t, it’s only because they haven’t updated it yet. Instead of doing my usual tear-inducing running to my bedroom to … More Oh Goodness