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’ve sent my final edited copy of my book, Not My Story to Tell: My Journey Through Grief, Loving and losing a daughter with bipolar disorder to be made into a book. This has been a journey in itself. I finally feel it’s perfect after countless editing and phone calls. I’ve tried to remain calm… Read More I’m Waiting For My Author’s Copy
My interior layout for my book, Not My Story to Tell is ready. I almost cried when I saw the prompt. Then I almost cried when I read it. My edits were not there! I was sure I had accepted all the advice and saved it. I had looked it over several times and was… Read More A Little Setback
My manuscript is edited and sent in to be made into a book. This is called the interior layout, where they fit the words into the pages. Create Space is doing this for me. This is my first book so I’m paying for some services, such as line editing, cover completion and the layout. The… Read More Six Weeks To Launch
I’ve set the date for my book launch. I’m combining it with my retirement as an Educational Assistant. The date is Thursday, October 26th. I’m hoping to have it ready on time for pre-orders. This is a real party and everyone is welcome to attend. There will be paperback copies available for $4.99. I realize… Read More You’re Invited!
My book Not My Story To Tell has been edited once. It’s been Beta read and I’ll be adding a few chapters, revising and correcting a few things and then it will be ready to be edited another two times. The first time I had it edited, I used Fiverr. This was an inexpensive way… Read More Today, I Will Send My Book To The Editor
I’m sure I’m not the only writer who wrote an entire book and then had absolutely no idea of how to get it published. I’d always heard about struggling writers waiting out years of rejection before finally being accepted by a publishing company. Self-publishing wasn’t even on my radar. I have a friend who is… Read More Great Advice For New Authors
I read a post today on My Life In Travel where the author mentioned the uncertainty she felt in her career as a nurse. Adriennea said she felt burnt out and wanted feedback on what else she could do as a career change. Here is our exchange: A year ago I would never have believed that I could write… Read More How Much Should We Tell?
My daughter, Justine lived large. She did things her way and when she did something she did it in a huge way. There was nothing mediocre to the way she lived her life. She had strong convictions and she stuck by them. She always learned lessons the hard way. She was an individual and she… Read More My Wild Child!