publishing, publishingprocess, writing, writingfiction

Random Roller Coaster Ride

  For a few years, I worked on the manuscript to my first novel in a series of adult fiction, magical realism specifically. And then, someone with much more writing and publishing experience came alongside me and became my writing mentor. For nearly a year, this brilliant and talented individual guided me, and I kicked… Continue reading Random Roller Coaster Ride

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Do the Doing

Not doing anything is a choice inasmuch as doing something is. And, choices come with consequences. *** The past couple of weeks, everything having to do with writing and publishing has frustrated me to no end. The road is long. Even when writing, rewriting, writing, writing, and some more writing have taken place, the fear… Continue reading Do the Doing

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Spreading My Wings

A good friend, the kiddos, and I were at the Butterfly Pavilion this afternoon, when I stared at a dead leaf butterfly and experienced an epiphany. I had confessed recently to you about my dreading, grudging attitude toward writing my synopsis and query. You can review it here: Whimpering. That problem isn't anyone's but mine.… Continue reading Spreading My Wings

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Writing and Painting Parallel Processes

I've been told that my painting process parallels my writing (fiction) process. So, take a look at the stages of my most recent painting. So, won't you please describe what my writing process looks like?

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Personalized Watercolor Card Giveaway

I'm giving away ELEVEN personalized watercolor cards. What are they? They are copies of a 12x16 watercolor I painted this year. Why? Because I just finished the 11th revision of my manuscript a couple of days ago, and I'm about to start writing the proposal for my agent/publisher search. And, I want to celebrate with… Continue reading Personalized Watercolor Card Giveaway

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Filling the Creative Tank

Until a veteran, published author encouraged me relatively recently to do art to improve my writing, I thought doing that stuff was engaging in frivolous activities with spare time I didn't, don't have, and couldn't afford. She insisted that doing art would help. It would refill the creative tank. I'd have more to bring to… Continue reading Filling the Creative Tank

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Itty Bitty Butterfly Blazing Brightly

I'm thankful for the writing advances I've made. That's how it's going to be today. It's about gratitude and giving credit to the good that's present. *** I don't know in the grand scheme of things how I'm doing on my leg of publicity for that some-day publisher that hopefully will publish my fiction works.… Continue reading Itty Bitty Butterfly Blazing Brightly