Sunday, January 30, 2011

Awenasa Island up for Best Cover

Awenasa Island is up for best cover in the January Author’s Meeting Place Cover Contest. I thought it was going to be in the February contest, but just found it up today. Oh well, roll with the punches! 

There are several well deserving covers up to vote on. The link is

To vote scroll down the page to the covers to pick your favorite, (yes, I’ll forgive you for voting for someone else, although I do think Awenasa is one of the best on the page, hehe!). Scroll back to the top to type in the cover name and your email address. Your address is only used to make voting fair and insure no one gets to vote twice.

Voting ends, Monday, January 31st!

Thanks guys!!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Pardon My Dust As I Renovate

It's a new year and time for a change! Please pardon my dust as I change things up around the blog. I'm cleaning out the clutter and getting back to the basics of what's important and helpful. Feel free to let me know what you like and what you don't!


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Southern Snow and First Edits

As of yesterday, 49 states in the US, including mine, have snow on the ground. We’ve been snowed in for three days now and as much as I enjoy all the extra time with my little man, writing has taken a backseat to cooking, entertaining, and random snowball wars with the neighborhood kids. Oh, and there is the small matter of first edits for Guarded Hearts I’m trying to finish when everyone’s asleep.

So, in lue of a post this week, please enjoy some pictures of southern snow!


Monday, January 3, 2011

3rd Book Blues????

My New Years writing resolution was to write everyday, but maybe it should have been to stop spinning my wheels. I can't seem to pick just one project and stick to it long enough to make any headway.

For 10 months straight I worked on my first book. Every spare moment I had went into writing, editing, studying the craft, editing more, and submitting. The second book was much the same way. For a time I even worked on both at the same time in different stages. Both ended up being successful projects and I applauded myself for not falling into the second book blues.

I started 2010 off with a new story which took 8 months to write (rough draft only). While writing I kept thinking of other stories that might be better, or projects I could get done when my muse wasn't happy with the current WIP. The result was countless folders of unfinished work on my PC and a feeling of almost helplessness for the future of my writing. Did I just say that aloud? I did. Good. You needed to hear it. I'm afraid I'll never write anything worth publishing again. I jump from one project to the next thinking if I don't get this done I'll never make it as a writer.

So, I've taken the first step, I've admitted defeat. ***not defeat, maybe conundrum***.

What's step 2? Take a breath? Prioritize? Scrap everything I've worked on for the last year and start fresh? I don't know. Wish I did. Then I could write a self help book for getting your life back on track after publication. If I find an answer, I'll pass it along. Until then I'll just keep trying.