Writing

The Book in the Drawer

For most published authors, the first book they share with the world is not the first book they have written. More likely it’s their second, third or maybe even the seventh. My book in the drawer. The point is, most writers have a book in the...

Five Books On Writing You Need to Read

I’m constantly evolving as a writer and that is never more true than the times I find myself wokring on a new outline or a tough revision instead of writing new words. That is when I turn to the collection of craft books on my shelves for help...

My First Rejection

You never forget your first. I know that saying is more often used in reference to something else (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) but the same sentiment can also be applied to rejection letters. Recently, while sorting through boxes of papers in my home...

Just Keep Swimming

Is it really February already? Also, how is it only February? The pandemic has made me feel like time no longer has any meaning. I can go days without knowing what actual day it is and then panic when I realize how much time has passed. I am...