Details, details, details

August 25th.  That’s D-day at my desk.  It’s when my first independently published book, The Rock Star’s Sheriff, will be available on Kindle and Smash Words and in print — fingers crossed, knock on wood, creek don’t rise, etc. etc.  That’s just the beginning of this roller coaster ride.  Five short stories will follow in…

Marriage a la mode

As a writer, I know that inspiration comes from many sources.  It can be the lyrics to a sad song, a stunning picture or a vivid dream.  Some of these ideas come to fruition and some of them lack enough depth to make a truly good story and are discarded.   Sometimes we write half a story before…

Slow Starts

I’m slow getting started this morning. Not until my second cup of coffee did I remember today is my blog day. YIKES! Definitely having one of those mornings. RWA Nationals occurred…last week? Okay, like a week and a half ago. I flew home on Sunday, July 3. The flight was…less than stellar. And now, suddenly,…

Summertime Playtime

Summer and writing make my brain cramp.  I have a theory about why.  If you were educated in the United States, June comes around and for twelve years or sixteen years or more depending on your education level, summer implied vacation.  Ten weeks unfettered by book learning and tests with time to sleep in, watch…

Perfectly Pitched

Two weeks from now, at exactly this time, I’ll be in the air approaching…New Jersey? I’m headed to RWA Nationals and this year, I fully intend on enjoying myself. Why? I don’t have to pitch. Not once. (Yay for having an agent!) Should I mention that I suck at pitching? Yeah, pretty much. Last year,…

10,000 Hours

I’m blog hopping these days, reading and reading more, trying to sort out the way of the future.  I read a quote recently from J.A. Konrath’s blog.  He was talking about what works in promoting ebooks and number five was this:  ” Practice makes Perfect:  I’m currently reading a book that was recommended to me…

Misdirection or 2+2=5

If I’ve jumped in on someone’s day, my bad! I’ve gotten old since last month and my brain decided to take a vacation. Jeannie, jump in here and remind me if I’m the first Tuesday (oops my really bad as this isn’t!) or the second Tuesday, in which case, I’m a little late but good…

Kids and Reading

This Christmas, my son got a pretty darn good selection of toys, including a terrific train set that he loves.   In the few days past Christmas, however, I’ve noticed that one other of his new acquisitions, the v.Tech Ereader, is getting a lot of his attention as well.   I consider it a win if they…

Christmas Wishes

We finally did it! The move has happened and we’re now settled (well, on our way to being settled) in our new home. My commute home this evening was a mere ten minutes (versus the two-hour commute I’ve been dealing with on most nights).  It was bliss. Wonderful. And tonight, we were able to decorate…