Keepers of the Flame

It is possible for others to minimize your relationship with writing especially if they don’t share your gift. It’s devastating when someone who says they care about you,  attempts to invalidate your passion. Quite often, they’re disinterested or—surprise, surprise—jealous of your ability, tenacity and determination to pursue your dream. Probably every writer has endured cutting remarks…

Setting Obtainable Goals

Last week, there were days that I just sat in front of my computer willing the words (any words) to appear on the screen. I tried squeezing coherence from my brain, pressing letterized thought through my fingertips and… I was choking on mid-story sag. During those times, I felt like the kid who can’t leave…

We now return you to this blog already in progress…

I’ve been missing in action. I should have warned you that my daughter (also a writer) was about to have the most beautiful (translation: first ever) grandson in the whole of my universe. I got sucked into Nani-hood (yes, I am waaaay too young for this.) We are smiling here and so enamored that I forgot…

The Great Divide On Sale December 5th-12th!

  This week on December 5th, in honor of the holidays,  The Great Divide goes on sale for 99c! If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can get it free through January.  Here are 2 reviews from readers: K.Weldon:  Tugs at your heart, brings a big smile to your face and then rocks you with the finale! October 27,…

Rituals to Write

Start with a pot of chai, tea or coffee, or at least something to sip contemplatively. Grab a few pens, and paper, all the notes you’ve been jotting to yourself all day. I usually find the play list named Music to Write By which for me are quiet, brooding pieces with no words. I have…

The Beginning

Painting the Rain has been available now for two weeks. It’s pretty much life as usual around here. Get up at 6 for work, make lunch when I get finished and work on writing. Jack and I are both working on the next novel and have been discussing some options regarding research. I wanted to…