NaNoWriMo, Writing


I did it! I wrote 50,000 words in a month. It's not the first time and I'm sure it won't be the last but it is a huge accomplishment. If you don't think so, you try it and I'm not talking about all those little texts and Ims you send in mass messages to all… Continue reading NaNoDidMo

Book Review

Season of Joy by Virginia Carmichael (Review)

I'm sure I've told y'all before, I don't read very many contemporaries. Scratch that. I don't finish reading very many contemporaries, but I believe Virginia Carmichael is persuading me to broaden my horizons a little more. Shelter For Everyone As the holiday season approaches wealthy CEO Calista Sheffield wants to give instead of receive. So… Continue reading Season of Joy by Virginia Carmichael (Review)

Book Review

Christmas Roses by Amanda Cabot

Celia Anderson doesn't have a husband on her Christmas wish list. But when a traveling carpenter finds lodging at her boardinghouse, she admits that she might remarry if she found the right man--the kind of man who would bring her roses for Christmas. It would take a miracle, though, to find roses during a harsh… Continue reading Christmas Roses by Amanda Cabot

NaNoWriMo, Writing

NaNO/NaNES Pantser turned Plotter

I'm so over the panic. I only have 13 days to make up a little over 39,000 words. NO PROBLEM, none whatsoever. Okay, so maybe I'm a little freaked. Typically I wouldn't care, but I really want to write this story. I don't usually have problems producing word count, but for some reason it's like… Continue reading NaNO/NaNES Pantser turned Plotter


NaNo Day 16

Ahhh, it's day 16. By the end of tonight you should have 26,672 words. I'm about 16,000 words shy of that number. Ach, that's not even 25% of my goal. That's okay, though. Even though I have quite a bit of ground to make up I figured if I write around 3,ooo a day I'll… Continue reading NaNo Day 16


Writers Beware

Way back when, when I first stared writing, it was a common thing for newer authors to post excerpts on their blogs, websites, etc. I guess they were hoping that an agent or editor just so happen to stumble upon their excerpt, fall in love, and offer a contract.   The only writers I've heard… Continue reading Writers Beware

NaNoWriMo, Writing

ACH!!! NaNo Day 12

So, it's day 12. How's it going? For me not so well. I'm 12,288 words behind my goal. Pretty sad, huh? Well, I had to take a break and focus on office stuff for hubs. A top priority. Then I decided to work on edits for my contracted project. And I didn't stop. I've been… Continue reading ACH!!! NaNo Day 12


Day 7 NaNo and Guest Blogging

Today looks like a busy day. As Tina Radcliffe reminded me yesterday, the realities of a writer's life begins. It's a little daunting but I'm up for the challenge. Things I hope to accomplish today: 1. Try and write as close to 4500 words on my new ms as possible. I don't have high hopes… Continue reading Day 7 NaNo and Guest Blogging


NaNo Day 6

Had a long day at work today, so my count didn't inch up a bit, which of course means I am behind. Again. 😉 That's all right. I know if I really want to accomplish NaNo I can. I've done it twice before even coming from behind. Looking forward to tomorrow's writing. Hope all NaNoing… Continue reading NaNo Day 6



If someone were to ask me how long I’ve been writing, I’d say for as long as I could remember. My first published piece appeared in my high school literary magazine. Something about three old men sitting on a park bench outside a cemetery. Very Edgar Allan Poeish, if I recall correctly. Fortunately, I believe… Continue reading I DID IT!!