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SHOULD WE BE EXCLUSIVE?

SHOULD WE BE EXCLUSIVE?

If you read my last post, you'd know I, like many, am in the query trenches with my second novel, The Summer Before. I have a publisher, but I am trying to get that elusive agent deal, although my thoughts on this are evolving, like many other writers and authors. I sent out my query to a handful...

Edits, Queries & Feelings

Edits, Queries & Feelings

Hey everyone. I am in the weeds with my final round of edits for my next book, The Summer Before. Look what my editor had to say after reading the first draft… DianneI was completely enthralled while editing, which is not usual. You'll find comments and some questions/suggestions but not many. The...

LESSONS FROM ROME

LESSONS FROM ROME

I've been listening to and reading Meditations by the Great Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. My mother gave me the small book many years ago as I was, for a time, into philosophy and all things Rome after reading Julius Caesar. I go back to the book occasionally, especially if I'm struggling as we...

STRUGGLES, ACCOLADES, AND THE END…

STRUGGLES, ACCOLADES, AND THE END…

I can't believe it, but I am rounding the corner close to the finish line of my second novel, currently titled The Summer Before. I had a tough time with this one trying to come up with the right title and went back and forth with a few, but this works. Let's hope it sticks. I'm going to share...

Traveling Light & A next book look

Traveling Light & A next book look

I’ve been doing some soul-searching lately (uh-oh). I’m always trying to work on myself almost to a fault, really. Sometimes I need to remember to take a break and be more accepting of myself, but alas, here I am. This time I needed it, however. I’ve been struggling with what I think many people...

Happy & Sad New Year… Life is a Hilly road.

Happy & Sad New Year… Life is a Hilly road.

Dianne C. Braley The Silence in the Sound winner December 2022 Hey everyone. It’s New Years’ Eve morning, and I guess I want to say I’m reflecting on the past year and all that’s happened, but I stopped looking back on life a while ago. However, I’m considering taking a peek because I believe...

GET UP & BELIEVE

GET UP & BELIEVE

Hey everyone. I hope you’re all doing well. It’s just past the two-month mark since my novel, The Silence in the Sound’s release, and as I’ve said before, it’s quite a ride. Life is filled with so many challenges, and I’ve learned over time that there is no rhyme or reason often, it’s just life,...