Camp NaNo was a success in so many ways! I got a huge sense of accomplishment by completing my hourly goal. Enjoyed "campfire talk" with my cabinmates. Met some new amazingly kind, fun, fellow writers. Established a solid writing practice. Discovered that no matter how busy I am (April was one of my busiest months… Continue reading Camp NaNo Success!
This past weekend I went on a short, but perfect, writing retreat at our cabin in beautiful Estes Park, CO. The typical visitors there are 4-legged. This particular weekend, however, they must have known I couldn't have any distractions. I was on a deadline. There wasn't a single 4-legged animal in sight. Not. One. In… Continue reading Revisions, Revisions, Revisions
I’m confident that everyone who writes has been asked on more than one occasion, “Where do you get your ideas?” Even when I expect it, that question always makes me freeze. When I finally thaw, I hem and haw, shift from one foot to the other, scrunch my face, followed by a long exhale…you would… Continue reading Mining for Ideas
The book launch party for my cozy mystery, Shear Deception, was a success! Between drawings for free books, reading from my book as well as readings by other local authors, a drawing using the cards and weapons from the board game, Clue (the heroine's favorite game), swag, and sparking grape juice, I think it's safe… Continue reading Book Launch Party