Path to Publication: Editing & Revising

While in the process of writing my novel, I'd heard it said that writing the book was only half the battle. Of course, I hoped I'd learn this was not true but sadly—as any writer can attest—it's not only true but possibly a gross understatement. Typing THE END on a manuscript is an incredible moment. … Continue reading Path to Publication: Editing & Revising

My book comes out this year!

The transition to a new decade is a big deal. And we welcomed 2020 in style; sipping champagne in our hotel room in Mexico while the kids slept and fireworks we couldn't see boomed from down the beach. It was truly special. In all seriousness though, the best part of welcoming this particular new year … Continue reading My book comes out this year!

When a dream comes true

I've been writing my entire life. In the beginning, it wasn't with the goal of publication in mind, but that's probably only because I was still in elementary school. When I reached high school, I started submitting poetry and short stories to magazines and other print publications with no success. But I kept writing. I … Continue reading When a dream comes true

Getting it done with just hours to spare

In early December I found myself without a full-time job and decided to move back into freelancing.  The daunting task of searching out new contracts and securing work lay ahead at a time of year when very few were hiring. It was disheartening, to say the least. But in the back of my mind, a … Continue reading Getting it done with just hours to spare

Committing to the Process: NaNoWriMo 2017

After focusing so much on my completed novel - After the Break - during SiWC and the weeks leading up to it I wasn't sure I was going to be mentally ready to write a new book during NaNoWriMo. I had the novel roughly sketched out in my head and had written some introductory paragraphs … Continue reading Committing to the Process: NaNoWriMo 2017