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, Uncategorized, writing, writing fiction

The Writer’s Burden

I'm going to be candid about where I am in the writing process, as I try to publish the first manuscript in a series of adult fiction. No embellishments. Honest and transparent. Sometimes despairing and isolating, and other times, exciting. The adventure started with a mystical experience that I cannot explain in any sensible way.… Continue reading The Writer’s Burden

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

snow, Uncategorized, writing, writing fiction, writing process

Slowing Down, Making It More Delicious

This morning's drive was anything but a walk in the park. What normally took thirty-five minutes dragged into double the time. We inched through snow and ice, as snow continued falling and threatened visibility. On the way, some cars slid, and we even saw tracks where wheels had slid or perhaps bounced into the curb.… Continue reading Slowing Down, Making It More Delicious

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