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”

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!”

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!”