Thirty days ago I was in a hotel in Washington DC for a conference. Before it started in earnest, I did the one thing that scared me the most – I submitted my manuscripts. After that, the waiting began. In that time I read a lot, went to the literary festival, hung out with my… Continue reading Lessons
I once had a boyfriend that none of my friends or family liked. He wasn’t a bad guy; he just wasn’t the best guy for me. So what did I do? I married him. Truthfully, that first husband and ALL of my boyfriends before or since met that description. Until my current lovely husband .… Continue reading First Drafts
I’m back from Shreveport, Louisiana – my first writers’ conference and my first opportunity to pitch to an editor. I’ll confess that I’m an organization nerd. I took nicely arranged folders containing synopses and chapters for each manuscript. I thought I would visit, tell them briefly about my work, and leave a file behind. Yeah… Continue reading Pitching
I love this word. It conjures up exploration, excitement, possibility, challenge…longing. I alternately crave and fear it. Fear the unknown around the corner even while I crave to see what’s there. This year, my resolution is to have more adventures. However, planning an adventure may be an oxymoron; so let’s say I’ve resolved not to… Continue reading Adventure!