Not Writing, But…

If you've seen my posts on Instagram or the Facebook Page recently, you know I haven't been writing as of late. At first I thought maybe it was because I'm totally thrown off by this virus and, while that may be part of it, I'm now wondering of it might also have to do with … Continue reading Not Writing, But…

Writing & Blogging While Home

Honestly, while I have been blogging and working on other projects during my time at home I have not been working on my manuscript. Not at all. I've tried. I sat down at my desk to write a number of times over the past month, but nothing has come of it. I recently organized my … Continue reading Writing & Blogging While Home

No Aroma Joe’s

That's not 100% accurate. AJ's is still open, but only for drive-thru orders. I have walked up to the drive-thru window twice since I've been staying home from work, after running other essential errands. I need disinfectant every so often. But the dining area isn't open. I cannot go in and sit, enjoy brunch, and … Continue reading No Aroma Joe’s

“Do You Know Stephen King?”

I've been asked this a number of times at while at work at The Inn. Or, "Have you met Stephen King?" It's because: We live in the same state. I work in the city where he lives. And, possibly because, I push the Stephen King tour on guests when they indicate they are a fan … Continue reading “Do You Know Stephen King?”

Staying Motivated…

... is not always easy. Except where writing is concerned. I get sidetracked pretty easily in general. This used to be the case even with my writing. I've lost count of the number of books I've started over the years, that still need to be finished because I had such a hard time staying focused. … Continue reading Staying Motivated…

Notes on Creating Characters

Today I am sitting at Aroma Joe's, enjoying iced mint tea as I do my writing. I've already finished a chapter in my manuscript, and have come to a point where I need to think about what is going to happen next. How are these teenagers going to get the adults in their life to … Continue reading Notes on Creating Characters

My A-Z List of Books I’ve Read

I've read a lot of books, so I thought I'd follow along with others who are listing their A to Z lists of books read. There was only one letter spot I was unable to fill. Read on to find out which one, and see if you can make any suggestions. Many of these are … Continue reading My A-Z List of Books I’ve Read

What I’m Reading

I have a long to-read list. It's huge, seriously. This year I'm working my way through all of the Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot books I haven't read yet. (Though I have read a lot from both authors.) Switching back and forth between the two. I'm on a series by Kendra at the moment. Here's … Continue reading What I’m Reading

You May Notice Some Changes

So far I've updated my bio, and the books I'm showing in the side bar. I'm planning other changes for the blog this year as well. There's a lot going on, but some of it is behind-the-scenes stuff that may not be noticeable if you're not looking for it. My plans for the blog include: … Continue reading You May Notice Some Changes

Switching to Universal Links

This morning I spent time updating the About page here on the blog. What I'm doing, because it will make things easier for me in the long run, is changing all the book links here on the blog to universal links. What this means for me: I won't have to go in add links to … Continue reading Switching to Universal Links

1 Book Done, Another Planned

In case you missed it, I finished the first draft of the 8th Stalker Series book on Monday. This is the book I was working on last fall, that I had to put aside to join the NaNoWriMo Challenge. I won the challenge, then finished that book (Coming Home), and then picked up this manuscript … Continue reading 1 Book Done, Another Planned

Good Start to the New Year

I've been writing. I guess that's not a surprise. Because I finished the first draft of Coming Home on Christmas Eve, I've been able to concentrate on the 8th Stalker story again. It is coming along nicely. And I have the new book covers and other graphics for the Cemetery Hill books done, as well … Continue reading Good Start to the New Year

Writing Goals for 2020

Happy winter! While I don't have specific word or chapter count goals, I am making goals for writing in 2020. I have already marked in my planner that I will be writing just about every Monday this year. Beyond that, my other goals are below. Keep writing! I can do this at work during downtime, … Continue reading Writing Goals for 2020

Review: Daring Summer by Elyse Douglas + A Giveaway

Love. Lust. Money. Revenge. What else could a person ask for in a good summer read? Maybe one or two other things, and you might just find those in this Daring Summer by Elyse Douglas as well. Has there ever been a time in your life when you were completely happy, only to have the … Continue reading Review: Daring Summer by Elyse Douglas + A Giveaway

Promoting Other Authors

Even though this is my author site, I do promote other authors here. I might do this by mentioning what books I am currently reading or plan to read in the near future. Or by talking about who my favorite authors are. I've also mentioned my favorite books. I share the book reviews for the … Continue reading Promoting Other Authors

My Current Projects

Given that I just finished writing the first draft of a manuscript, I figured I'd update you on my current projects. I always need to have things to keep me busy. First, I've started on my summer/fall reading list. It's a big undertaking. I do read a lot. I am currently taking notes (see photo) … Continue reading My Current Projects

My Reading List

I love to write. I love to read. I'm currently reading five books, and have an entire list of What to Read Next. This list includes physical books and ebooks. These are the physical books I'm reading this summer and fall: The four I'm currently reading are: Smart Women Finish Rich, Becoming, Eat. Pray. Love., … Continue reading My Reading List