I'm so sorry my updates have been spotty and not instructional recently! I had a good run after the new year, and I'm not sure what happened, but my discipline hiccuped--HICCUPED, which means I'll be back in the saddle shortly. In the meanwhile, what have I been up to? Content: To assuage my guilt for … Continue reading So much is going on!
“I’m forgetting something,” Geoffrey Royce said. “Something important.” He leaned forward in his seat and began to shuffle the papers on his desk. His make-up girl, Arnessa, chased him to continue dabbing at his deepening crow’s feet. “Cue cards?” she suggested. “No, nothing like that…” Royce held up the cue cards and dropped them again. … Continue reading Sample: RUDE
OF COURSE I'm participating in July Camp NaNoWriMo 2017! Why wouldn't I? Oh, maybe because I'm going to visit family in California... then going to Georgia to train newhires... then celebrating my wedding anniversary... July is going to be insane. But that's OK! Because Camp NaNo is all about setting your own goals and meeting … Continue reading July Camp NaNoWriMo 2017
(I started to write this for my Facebook, but decided it fits better here.) A friend and I were discussing James Patterson. As negative as my opinion of him is, I Socrates-ed myself by saying "I wouldn't call him a 'writer'," and later in the very same thread defending the practice of being or using … Continue reading The Plague of Impostor Syndrome
Hello, my lovely readers! I apologize for my month-ish long hiatus. I promised for a couple of weeks that I would get on it, then did not. I devoted all of my writing energy to finishing the Two Guns rewrite for the #JuneWritingChallenge, then chasing the wild hare that was Assassin's Arrangement. In addition to … Continue reading Unintended Hiatus
There was absolutely nothing remarkable about Miss White at all, and that is exactly why the assassin chose her. She was not unpleasant to look at and dressed modestly. When she conversed, her words were brief and catered to the fashion, but she managed to do so without sounding vapid or rehearsed. She wanted for … Continue reading Assassin’s Arrangement
I promise I will get my weekly #writetip blog post up, but to tide you over, here is a sample from the historical romance I am about to begin querying, Sweet NOTHING: The house was clearly built and furnished to accommodate several rowdy children. Many of the rooms were left as they had been when … Continue reading Sample: Sweet NOTHING