Are Your Goals a Piece of Cake?

12 04 2014

As a former cake decorator, I love Dana Carey’s comparison of goals to CAKE! Who wouldn’t want to eat this delicious cake layer by layer?

The Monthly Goalpost for April.

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What’s Your Style?

16 12 2012

Image Editors and agents say that style is one of the main things they look for in submissions. Yet, they often can’t define it. They just know it when they see it.

If you’re struggling with finding your style, you may want to check out this post I did on Downtown YA.

Also I’m the featured author at TBR this month.

 





Ready to Give Up?

14 08 2012

RunnersSucceeding in anything can be difficult. Look at all the Olympic hopefuls coming home without medals. If they compare themselves with the winners in their sport, they may feel like losers, but they’re not. Just making it to the Olympics shows how talented they are. They’re still winners, and so are you.

Who are you comparing yourself to? The winners in your field? Your ideal self? The one who does everything right while you never do?

If you’re struggling with discouragement, check out my blog, Feel Like Giving Up? on Downtown YA. And if you’re a writer who wants to throw in the towel, McKenna Darby has some great advice on the Hearts Through History blog in her post Struggling as a Writer? Congratulations!





If Only…

17 05 2012

Do you have a lot of regrets or find yourself saying, “If only…” fairly often? I did two recent blog posts on the topic of turning those If only‘s around. Check them out at Christina Fonesca’s blog and Downtown YA. Make your regrets work for you instead of against you.





Angel in the Mist is out

19 04 2012
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All royalties go to support the Fredricksen Library.

Just got a notice that the book featuring my story, “Angel in the Mist,” is up for presale.

My story, a light paranormal, is an unusual twist on a love story. It begins in Ireland during the potato famine and crosses the ocean twice. If you love historicals, romance, or ghost stories, you might want to give it a try.

Best of all, all proceeds benefit a library. Combine your reading with your giving or vice versa and allow others to do the same.

Here’s a list of the other authors who are included:

  • Hunting Season – Rayne Ayers Debski
  • Take Care – Margaret DeAngelis
  • Angel in the Mist – Laurie J. Edwards
  • Survivor Barbie – C.A.Masterson
  • A Soldier’s Gift – Don Helin
  • Operation Pumpkin Patch – Gina Napoli
  • A Cautious Life – Larry C. Kerr
  • The Green Eyed Monster – Catherine Jordan
  • Smoke – Lori M. Myers
  • Number 11 – Maria McKee
  • The Things She Chose to Keep – Susan Pigott
  • The Surprise Party – Carol A. Lauver
  • an excerpt from “Oops,” Said God – Duffy Batzer
  • Swan Song – Ann Elia Stewart
  • Dragon Riders – D.A.Morrow
  • Free as a Bluejay – Madelyn Killion
  • 4:30 – Bob Walton
  • Fade to Black – Kathryn Grace
  • The Nature of Sin – Maria McKee
  • Dead Letters – Susan Girolami Kramer
  • Dissipation – C.A.Masterson
  • The Mirror – Susan E. Bangs
  • Betsy’s Delight – Marlene Ross
  • Moving Targets – Debra A. Varsanyi
  • Creature of Habit – Don Helin

I’m also thrilled that 3 of my CPs also have work in the anthology. Nothing like having group booksignings. 🙂





Making Time for Writing

18 05 2011

I stumbled on a new blog today that has some great tips for writers. Called Literary Crush, it’s by a fellow Vermont College (can’t help plugging my alma mater) grad, Bethany Dellinger.

I particularly enjoyed her Guiding Principles. If you’re struggling to find time to write each day, you’ll want to check these out.





New Year, New Projects?

5 01 2011

Baby Looking Upwards So the new year has begun. I once read that the number 11 signifies creativity, so this should be a great year to work on all my creative projects. Just wish I didn’t have so many going at once. Dreaming of babies is also connected with new projects, and I’ve been dreaming a lot about babies too.

I managed to finish my WIP on December 30, which means I can get started on a new book. I also have plenty of manuscripts languishing in the To Be Revised drawer, but a new year seems to call for a brand new start. I have lots of ideas hopping around in my head. It’s just a question of getting them down on paper. And how do I choose which one to start on first? I have several ideas for a romance series and a few for YAs. I also want to tackle a totally new genre–writing a thriller that’s been nagging at me for several months–but am not sure it’s quite ready to be born yet. Or is that fear speaking?

Anyone have any advice on how you choose new projects?