From Writer to Author, a Tale of Springing Forward (Complete with KERSPLAT)

Friday, March 14, 2014

Gotta be honest here: I’m exhausted! I’ve got a day-job situation (no surprise), and I’m sitting here on break during a week-long training session (painful), and … oh my god … I so painfully want to sleep. The need is an ache deep inside my eyeballs that’s telling them to close. Last week I wrote about attending the Wordcrafters retreat and conference. I was sleep-deprived as I began this week. I…


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly at a Writers Retreat

Friday, March 7, 2014

All I can say is “wow.” Today I completed a four-day writers retreat with New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs. As I write this (Thursday night), I’m sitting on my bed at the Hilton in Eugene, Oregon. OK, I’m exhausted–but I’m also exhilarated. I got some good work done, which you can read about on my personal blog right here. Here are a few things that come to mind regarding…


On “Making It” — Time For Some Tough Love, My Friends

Friday, December 27, 2013

This week I’ve been thinking about the beacons of light that dot my writing journey — writing “the end” for the first time, receiving that first agent request for a full manuscript, announcing KILMOON’s publication date to everyone I know. But you know what? Those fabulous moments are fleeting, and you can’t count on them. I hate to be the Grinchy deb as we end this week filled with holiday festivities and…