That's right The Bonds of Osteria: Book Four of the Osteria Chronicles is DONE!! Okay, not "done" done, but done enough to celebrate with all kinds of happy dancing and hoppy libations because it was a major struggle getting to this point. The Troubles I wrote the bare bones of Bonds as I was reworking … Continue reading Clearing the Hurdle of Book Four, aka “Bonds is DONE!”
Ooh, doesn't that sound like an introspective blog title!? Don't worry, I haven't started taking myself too seriously (NEVER!), but over the past few weeks I have been having a good think about how things have been going and how I want to proceed based on that thinking. Geez, that does sound introspective doesn't it? … Continue reading Looking Forward, Looking Back
This week begins one of the most exciting times of preparing my book for publication: the final read through. Or what I hope and pray to the literary gods will be the final read through. A few weeks ago, I formatted my manuscript for The Maze (which now has its own webpage, ooh, ahh) to meet … Continue reading Heading Into My Novel’s Final Stretch
Bonjour mes amis! With all the snow news, art projects to show off, and gallery acceptances to announce, it's been a very long time since I've updated everyone on my writing. The update is.... (drum roll, please)..... I'm still writing. Sorry, that's not a very exciting update. Certainly, not drum roll-worthy news, anyway. During the holidays, … Continue reading How’s the Book Coming Along?
To avoid becoming the star-of-the-week on the show Hoarders, every year I go through each of my closets, cupboards, and drawers to organize my goodies and get rid of things I don't need. Because it's perpetually messy, I figured my office should be the first to get the once over this year. I even bothered … Continue reading Today We Learn the Number Nine
I'm not normally someone who gloats over other people's mistakes. After all, we're only human (except for Taylor Swift who I'm certain is some type of alien life form). Still, when I see errors in books from the big name traditional publishers, my inner Gloat Monster gets quite a kick. In fact, I take on … Continue reading Gloating Over Publishers’ Mistakes