It's been eight months since I got married, and I'm at a weird transition point: I've decided to take DH2U's name, and while most places now have me under the new last name, there are a few hold outs. Conducting a name change is not for wimps - or for people with no spare time.… Continue reading More Complicated Than It Sounds
Getting started is often the hardest part. It definitely was the case for me submitting short stories. I’d already submitted a few, and I’d received some personalized rejections, which was encouraging. For my non-writing readers, there really is such a thing as a good "no." Despite this fact, it was hard for me to pull… Continue reading Momentum
I have been a firm believer in watching adaptations before reading the books that they are based on. That enables my mental picture to not influence my level of enjoyment on screen. Then there was American Gods, where I got to experience it both orders. The background concept for the book is what happens to… Continue reading A New Twist
We are only two months into the new year, and I have already read three five-star books. Rather than save them all up, I figured I would go ahead and share them with you now. All three are in different genres - Science Fiction, Literary Fiction, and a cozy mystery. The First Fifteen Lives of… Continue reading So Many Good Books
It has been a whirlwind around here. In addition to my annual hand writing notes in my holiday cards (I love that tradition!), which go out on the day after Thanksgiving, I have finished the fourth round of edits on my second novel. I thought the edits I did during my writer's retreat would… Continue reading What a Month!