New Journey

I took an incredibly long hiatus from blogging to pursue my first love of writing…well, novel writing. The first novel is complete and has been sent to my copy editor. The second novel was completed in January and is with the developmental editor. I don’t want to share too much about each book since I…

My birthday…

This may be a surprise but I hate my birthday–always have. Even as a little girl, I hated it. It doesn’t help that we never really celebrated birthdays…except with my grandparents. My grandparents would have my parents, and brothers over for dinner with a homemade birthday cake and a present. Sometimes, that was the only…

Book Review: Work in Progress by Staci Hart

   This is the fourth or fifth book of Hart’s that I’ve read. I absolutely love her writing. This book give a new twist to the author/book blogger relationship. I did have a few reservations while reading beginning with Amelia’s shyness disorder and lack of socialization issues. She has a circle of friends yet none…

Getting back to the swing of things…

Ok, so I have been reading non-stop. Normally, this is a good thing, right? Yeah, not for me. Or at least this time. I’m binge reading in avoidance. I am stuck in my writing…chapter 5 to be exact. I need to write it. Like a child, I just don’t wanna. It should be a simple…

Back from my hiatus….

I took a bit of a break from all things electronic–not all things, I kept my Kindle. But I shut everything else off. It was pretty nice too. The only down fall is my email is packed, and I’ve been having panic attacks from not writing. So today, I’m digging in to write, write, and…

Writing and editing woes

I began writing a new novel in November with NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I mostly finished it it about a week or so ago. I’ve been editing it since. My editing process has been very slow moving. I love jumping back into the story with the characters. I wonder if I’m telling the story…

Life in transition…

I feel that everything in my life is in complete limbo. I’m between jobs which makes me even more anxious than usual. I decided to return to my true north passion–writing. Here’s one huge problem with that. It doesn’t make money. I mean, yes eventually or if my name is Stephen King or J.K. Rowling…

Writing and life….

This month has been an enlightening experience. It started out as just completing NaNoWriMo just to see if I could complete it. Instead, I realized how much I miss writing on a daily basis. It is something that has been missing from my life. I walked away from it a few years ago to teach…

My own writing….

I may slow down on reviewing, cover reveals, and book promotions during the month of November due to NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month. I’ve been stuck on a particular novel for the last few years because the main character just refuses to talk to me. This past week, her best friend has been talking…

Book Review: Book Boyfriend by Dawn Chiletz

Greer Hanson has been in a writing slump which is a problem for her since she is a romance writer. It would help if her dating life wasn’t non-existent. She hasn’t dated since…well since before she was married to her now ex-husband. An ex who now lives in her former home and took half her money. How can she write about romance? Her imagination can only get her so far?