Today was the day I was supposed to be taking my first helicopter ride and starting my yearly trek to Florida. It didn’t turn out quite the way I planned. I’m sitting in my house, in my pyjamas looking out at the dreary Canadian winter. We bought a place in Florida 2 years ago. We… Read More We’re Halfway Through January
My new work in progress is a young adult novel about two women who lead very different lives and end up finding true love with one another. I’m hoping LGBQT teens and young adults will be able to find hope. Rosa is a￼ teenager with a secret. She’s very smart and hopes to escape her… Read More I’ve Started My New YA Novel
My manuscript is finished and I have several people beta reading it. So far I’ve had positive reviews. Here is one: The first chapter is extremely well written and the vivid imagery grabs the reader’s attention. You juxtaposition the grandeur of the majestic homes and the beauty of fall in Ontario against the darkness and loneliness… Read More Let Me Tell You About My New Novel
I’m writing a novel, entitled Rose Coloured Houses. You can read more about that here. My book cover is ready. What do you think? Feedback welcome.
I haven’t written much here lately and I feel a little guilty about that. I’m writing a novel and promoting my memoir Not My Story To Tell and the companion e-book JUSTINE. This takes up much of my time. I’m learning Instagram and taking an online workshop on Pinterest to market my books. I already… Read More Writing and Marketing
By Cathy Lynn Brooks
I admit I’ve been posting sporadically here, and mainly photographs. I’ve been busy writing my novel, yet to be named. The working title is A Home For Peggy. I wrote a little bit about it here. I’d like ideas for a title. I’m 20 000 words into it, and feel I’ve accomplished so much, yet… Read More Did I Mention I’m Writing a Novel?
I’ve discovered an app that keeps track of daily word count and overall word count. It looks encouraging as it breaks down how many words left and the daily words needed to reach your goal. I don’t usually spend money on apps but this one looks great for a little over $8. It’s called Word… Read More Handy Writing App
I haven’t had time to write lately, as my mother broke her foot and I’ve been helping her. My mind has been on a title for my novel. It’s about a girl in the 1940’s who realizes her father isn’t who she thinks he is. It’s reminiscent of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, a favourite… Read More Homes and Dreams
1. Go to the gym or walk, 5 times a week 2. Write an hour a day, 5 days a week 3. Publish my short stories 4. Finish my novel