The devastation of my cancer diagnosis has settled in as much as it can. And as I sit today, bone thin and wrapped in an electric blanket that's dialed up to eleven, I realize it's time to stop crying--for now--and carry on. Today was the first day I awoke and the path was clear. I … Continue reading The time to move on
Category: Writer Life
Writing until “The End”
We writers can't wait to get to "The End." We type those words on the page and our hearts lift, champagne corks are popped, celebratory cocktails are made. It marks the end of another tale told, all the loose ends neatly tied up. Our characters have touched the darkness, fought the demons, nearly lost, yet … Continue reading Writing until “The End”
Rest in peace, Goodreads Giveaways
Today is a sad day. The Goodreads giveaway, as we know it, is dead. If you aren't familiar, a Goodreads Giveaway allowed any author or publisher to give away paperback books as part of a sweepstakes. Folks entered for a chance to win, a winner (or winners) is chosen, then the author/ publisher mails the … Continue reading Rest in peace, Goodreads Giveaways
Who’s the patron saint of butt in seat, hands on keyboard?
Well, do you know who it is? Cuz I could really use some divine intervention right now. I need to concentrate on revising book three in the Guardians of Salt Creek series. Like seriously. The gracious and generous ladies on my book review team are all like "OhmiGod, I have to know how it ends, … Continue reading Who’s the patron saint of butt in seat, hands on keyboard?
Top six reasons I can’t be trusted to shop in October
Finally. The moment I've been waiting for all year long: October. The best month on planet earth. The best month in Ohio! The best month IN THE UNIVERSE. Oh yes. Don't even try to fight me on this. You can't argue with October. It's the month of the best most awesome holiday: Halloween. It's the … Continue reading Top six reasons I can’t be trusted to shop in October
What do writers do when they aren’t writing?
What do writers do when they aren't writing? Pull weeds. Seriously. Like tons and tons and tons of weeds. All right. Maybe most authors don't pull as many as I do. But seriously, the planty little jerks need to lay off my garden! Oh wait. Were you not expecting that? You probably imagined me lounging in … Continue reading What do writers do when they aren’t writing?