REROUTED AND RESTRUCTURING

REROUTED AND RESTRUCTURING

Do you believe things happen for a reason? Sometimes, I do, but other times, I’m not so sure. I have had LOTS of things happening lately, so much good and love, which I am working daily on making a conscious effort always to see, and also a great deal of loss and pain...
HAPPY HOLIDAYS… NoT ALways

HAPPY HOLIDAYS… NoT ALways

Happy holidays, everyone. I hesitate to say that sometimes because, for some, the holidays aren’t happy, and there is often a lot of stress put on being happy and celebrating this time of year. While I am not trying to be Scrooge, this year’s holidays have...
WRITING IS HELL

WRITING IS HELL

Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho—the publishing industry is slow… And that is an understatement. I’m unsure if you recall that I gave my book to that agent who wanted an exclusive. I talked about it a few blogs back, which means she doesn’t want me to send it to anyone else. I...
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...
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...