Monday, February 22, 2010


I've been struggling lately, there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day to fit everything in. Day job, home stuff, sleep, social life and writing.

Now my social life is not that big, so it's not a big time suck. The day job is a big time suck, with a 2 hour commute a day and 8 hours on the job, that takes the bulk of my day away from me.

Home stuff has been a bit more overwhelming than usual, and with family coming to visit in a few weeks, it's not going to calm down until after they leave. Oh and I have to do taxes yet.

Sleep, I can't seem to get enough lately.

Writing, that's my biggest issue right now, I'm not writing as much as I can. It's time for me to get back on my schedule and stick to it.

No one can make me do it but me.

So tell me, what happens when you fall off the wagon in writing? How do you get yourself back on track? Any hints or suggestions?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Feb. Basket Winner

My February basket winner is Joy from Mesa Az.

Congratulations to Joy.

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In the coming months I will be doing special drawings for my newsletter members only.


Monday, February 8, 2010

The Dream

I'm a little late this morning with my post.

Yesterday I watched the Super Bowl, I usually do every year, because I am a football fan. In watching yesterday's game between the Colts and the Saints.

When the game was over and the Saints had won, and this was their first Super Bowl appearance in 42 years, I stopped and thought...My goodness, think about writing for 42 years and not selling.

The Saint's dream came true after a very long time, and I realized that some writers dream of publication come true quickly, not so quickly or not at all.

But that doesn't stop us from wanting the dream, or stop us from living the dream.

Never give up on the dream because you never know when it can happen to you.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Vote for Me

I found out this morning that Whipped Cream a book reviewing sight has put me up for their Best Book of the Week award.

If you have time please stop by and vote for In Plain Sight.

Just click here and you'll be taken to the site.

I appreciate all help you can give me.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Writing the Next Book

One would think this would get easier, but in some ways it's not.

While I had already had another book underway for The Wild Rose Press, I set it aside in December and started a different book.

This new book is stretching myself as a writer, I wrote the rough draft very quickly, almost 40,000 words in 4 weeks. For me this is fast. But the words flowed from the page. When I finished the rough draft, I realized that one the book is too long (I haven't written the last chapter yet), and there are lots of areas where I can make cuts.

Plus the big one was there was no emotional conflict between the characters. Opps, how did I miss that?

Now I'm editing/re-writing the story and it's slow going. But this week I'm determined to make a dent into it.