Wow. Just wow. Writing-wise, 2015 was a pretty stellar year. I sold the sequel in the Royals of Solana trilogy, went to my first RT Convention and met some incredible authors/friends, attended six book signings, finished half of the 3rd novel in Royals of Solana trilogy, wrote a new short story in its entirety (with … More 2015: A Look Back (Happy New Year!)
It’s been over a week and this selfish kidney stone has decided to make a permanent residence in my system. Supposedly, there’s only 1, and supposedly, it’s small enough to pass on its own. But by the number of pain pills I’ve taken since last Wednesday, I’m doubting that information. Obviously, I can’t drive while … More Kidney Stones and Hydrocodone
Spending my birthday heavily medicated from a stupid kidney stone is not the best way to celebrate. But at the same time, I can’t complain. No whining allowed. Because I have the most incredible family. Yes, folks, this is a bragging post. Fair warning. My mother, who made us dinner because she knew I couldn’t … More Happy Birthday – Time to Brag
Normally my new year’s resolutions include very concrete goals. Measurable, cut-and-dry with no gray areas. Goals like ‘blog twice a week’ or ‘1000 calories per day, max.’ I’ve been that way most of my life. Planned, organized, driven and directed. I owe a lot of that to my parents, my discipline with diving, and of … More Go With the Flow
In honor of Mother’s Day, I recall so many great books that have strong maternal characters. I recently read one that was about a mother and her two daughters that had me crying on every other page, the emotional connections were so great. I could never have guessed the amount of emotion I was capable … More Happy Mother’s Day!
The last three days have been exactly that- on a roll. And I’m lovin’ it! Vacations really do work wonders. Before my vacation I averaged about 500 words a week on my WIP. In two days I wrote 1700 words. The following day I wrote another 3000. The story just flows from my fingertips, I … More On a Roll…
My vacation this past week was the typical summer family vacation: exciting, entertaining, full of laughter and joy, a breath of fresh air and out of the ordinary… and exhausting. The typical need-a-vacation-from-your-vacation kind of feeling when you get home. I LOVED the break from the daily grind in Hilton Head and plan to go … More Refreshed for More Writing
In a few short days, I’m heading to this lovely island with my family. Guess which island? Nope- not in the Caribbean. It’s actually not even tropical. Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. As I look at these photos knowing I’ll be playing on the beach with my son and hubby, it reminds me of … More Inspirational Settings
Thoughts rambling through my head today completely unrelated to my writing or querying endeavors. But I had to put them on a page. We’ve traveled to El Paso, Texas to visit my husband’s side of the family. A cousin is celebrating her Quincienera and we hadn’t seen them for over a year. We flew in … More Family, Fun, and Fear?