Assembly Required

My {Title Yet to Be Determined} novel is currently under construction.  As I near the end of the editing phase I am assembling all 3 parts of the story together; into one cohesive unit.  From there, I will re-read the piece from start to finish and stop messing with it!   All the feedback I’veContinue reading “Assembly Required”

Shouldn’t I be…

Shouldn’t I be spending all my free time working on my novel? That’s the question I ask myself as I write this very post.   The problem with the above is the word should.  What does it matter what I should be doing?  It matters more what I am doing.  And at the moment I’m writing. Continue reading “Shouldn’t I be…”

Done yet?

Did I really think my novel would be ready in a year? Yes – actually i did.  I thought the mere fact that I finished a book would somehow be enough good energy to push open publishing doors.  That people would flock to read my creation simply because I wrote it.  Sure, I figured there’d needContinue reading “Done yet?”

French inspiration

Learning to speak French came very easily to me.  As though it was a natural progression in my life.  It’s been 10 years since my last classroom lesson of Francais yet there are times I still find a comfort and ease in speaking this beautiful language. The poetry of this Latin based language ignites a firestorm of needContinue reading “French inspiration”

I Talk to Dead People

…At least, that’s what I call doing genealogy work. I’ve always been a family-oriented individual. I loved going to reunions, spending my summers with my mom’s side of the family and looking at photographs of my parents in their childhood days.  Holidays were, and still are, an event to look forward to simply because I getContinue reading “I Talk to Dead People”

Perfection: My roadblock

I’ve never thought of myself as a perfectionist.  I procrastinated, second guessed and doubted throughout most of my high school and college career. “Was I writing about the right topic? Was I getting my point across? Will the professor like it?” All these worries worked on my self-esteem until I ended up putting off theContinue reading “Perfection: My roadblock”

Keep the stories coming!

I started a new story idea a few weeks ago and I…am…loving it!  Who knew how inspiring standing in a garden could be?  Well, ok, I did but still… My newest story has taken hold and re-energized my creative writing skills.  I don’t know what genre it will fall into, but I do know thatContinue reading “Keep the stories coming!”

Manuscript compliments

Being humble has its moments.  But not right now.  Here are just a few compliments I’ve received about my manuscript. “A fairytale.” – I am most definitely a fairytale kinda girl.  I grew up with them, loved them, treasured them.  I adored stories with happy endings, strong female characters with journeys to travel, and ofContinue reading “Manuscript compliments”

The Name Game

Now that my novel’s complete I’ve been thinking a lot of the title I chose.  I’ve received some suggestions that it’s too long, cumbersome and doesn’t reflect the entire story.  So, I am seriously considering changing the title.  And I’m really liking the ideas I’m coming up with!  I won’t spill them here; just in case IContinue reading “The Name Game”

Greetings!

Welcome to my journey towards novel publication!  Now that the “easy” part of writing a book is complete I must proceed into the always daunting world of self-marketing. Having recently completed a 79,000 word Young Adult Fantasy I am pursuing the options available to me as an author.  Do I seek agent representation?  Or go theContinue reading “Greetings!”