Thursday, October 29, 2009


Once again I have to give a big Thank You!! to May Bestall at Wolf-Pirate Publishing for helping me through their Workshop Workbook.
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and realized May had gone over with me everything that was being offered. Creating character complexity, plausibility, and likeability. Finding your character’s motivation. Appearance versus interiority. Discovering your character’s objective. Deepening conflict. Letting your leads lead... Etc.!
May, you're a wonderful editor and person and anyone who goes through your workshop should feel privileged.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

5 year plan

I just came up with a five year writing plan (give or take a year!) First, I'll take some or all of the money I make from the publication of 'Alex' this march, and invest in a really good editor for my fantasy book. When that sells (smile), I'll have the second book- yes, it's a trilogy, big surprise- edited and published. After that... hopefully I'll have the third written, edited, published... You get the picture. Oh, and there's another paranormal story rattling around in my head as well. Hopefully, this plan will keep me busy and focused and published! Bye.

Friday, October 23, 2009


So, I'm working away at my fantasy story (except for right this instant) and realized I'll never get it published without an editor reading it over for me. I contacted an editor, but has he replied? No! So okay, its only been two days, but I'm impatient. I guess I'll just have to plug away on my own until I hear something, or I try someone else. Oh, the trials of a wanna-be author...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Hey Everyone!

Mountainland Publishing has some very exciting books coming out this month. Check out their blog: I'm so happy for these authors, but on the other hand, it leaves me anxious and jealous. March is still so far away. I want 'Alex' published already! I'm sure every author who's ever had to wait knows exaclty what I'm feeling. I'll just keep good thoughts in my head, and distract myself by working extra-hard on my fantasy novel.
Bye for now.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


I just joined a new writer's site.
Visit me there!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Writer's Market

I was just invited by the Writer's Market to write my Success Story about 'Alex'. It would be so fun to see my name on their websight or even in a newsletter. This having a story published is too cool! I'm going to have to get busy writing my next book so I can have this feeling all over again.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Query letter

Here's a great blog for anyone struggling with a query letter. Good luck!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Hey there,
Nothing new to write about 'Alex'. March is so far away! I've started editing my fantasy story, and though I've reached chapter 6, I'm having a hard time concentrating on it. It's like I have to push away all my excitement about having a book published in order to write the next one. Mission Impossible? Let's hope not. I think I know how gamblers feel. I got such a rush when Mountainland accepted 'Alex' that I want to feel that again. Hopefully with this next story!