writing my book

Time Warp Tuesday: Books

November 13, 2012

Ooooh, books. Most every blogger I know loves to write because she loves to read. We pepper our posts with references to the books and authors we loved in the past — Nancy Drew and Piers Anthony and Sydney Sheldon (don’t judge!) and Jean Auel — and those that touch us now — Jim Gritter, […]

Perfect Moment Monday: Good enough?

August 26, 2012

Tessa was quite nervous to start her new school year. She hadn’t slept well the night before because she’d wrestled with demons: Would her new grade be too hard? Would she be accepted?  Would she have what she needs? Would she do the right things, wear the right things, say the right things? And the […]

Perfect Moment Monday: Done! (stage one)

May 27, 2012

Thanks to so many of you and my very supportive family, I have finished the first draft my my manuscript (with Crystal’s help)! I have three more months to spit and polish and to build the frontmatter and backmatter sections before I submit it to the publisher. Then the REAL spitting and polishing begins. Because […]

My big announcement: Not paper pregnant but…

December 8, 2011

I. Deciding to try August, 2008. Dear Diary. Today I publicly declared myself a Writer, in response to Melissa’s Wishing Tree post. I’m still new at this and I don’t really know how bloggers make a living at blogging, but surely people make a living writing. Right?   II. Failed cycle Oct 2009. Dear Diary. […]