fiction, query, writing, writing fiction

Standing Out

A few days ago, I finished the final edits to my manuscript, again, revised after receiving feedback from an expert on magical realism. After receiving a handful of query rejections, I wanted to see what I could improve from my end. Over the last few days, I've been taking a look at my proposal package:… Continue reading Standing Out

fiction, poem, revising, writing

Book 1’s Manuscript is Done

The manuscript for Book One's done. Won't lie. It's been frustrating and fun. So much to consider when writing, not so clear. Developments, timing, turning points, oh dear. My learning curve seemed all too steep, in over my head, I had gone too deep. There's an important story to tell, you see. Not just for… Continue reading Book 1’s Manuscript is Done

2019, New Year's Day

It’s New Year’s Day

It's New Year's Day. Not much to say. Begin things anew? There's so much to do. Two thousand nineteen, So much unseen. Is that true? I must pursue. Forgive me, if I'm not excited, With many mouths to be fed. Yet much writing to be done — Could be tantalizing and fun! To many unknown… Continue reading It’s New Year’s Day

2018, New Year's Eve, New Year's Eve 2018, New Year's Eve celebration

New Year’s Eve, Uncut

It's New Year's Eve, and hopes are high. Not here, long day, I bid you good night. No social media shiny, just keepin' it real. Nothing to copy, nothing to steal. I'm tired, nothing left for champagne. As they say, "No pain, no gain." I built their LEGOs and dodged some fights. That make you… Continue reading New Year’s Eve, Uncut

New Year's, New Year's Eve, Resolutions

Don’t Give Up

Today's the eve of New Year's Eve. I'm not sure what to make with the hustle and bustle of New Year's resolutions. The idea of making a running list of goals that will never get done doesn't make me giddy with excitement. I suppose the attitude is a bit like how some feel about Valentine's… Continue reading Don’t Give Up

denver, NaNoWriMo, NaNoWriMo 2018, writing, writingfiction

Can I Do It? NaNoWriMo is Here.

It's late. Most of the day is gone, with just over two hours to go and still much to do. Cooking. Packing lunches, getting snacks ready, filling water bottles. Psyching myself out of my body and mind's quiet whispers luring me to the couch to check the back of my eyelids. And... writing. Oh crap.… Continue reading Can I Do It? NaNoWriMo is Here.

NaNoWriMo, novel, writing

Tick Tock, NaNoWriMo is Upon Us

Weekdays, I spend three to four hours just getting the kiddos to and from the school. I have precious few hours in between to do as many things as I can on an endless list of important tasks, from once in awhile stuff (getting tires rotated or taking a kiddo to an annual pediatrician check-up… Continue reading Tick Tock, NaNoWriMo is Upon Us