As Only A Woman Can · Weekend Writing Warriors

Weekend Writing Warriors #12

Writing a book is kind of like riding a bike. It's all about forward momentum, keeping words and ideas flowing. If you stop, you fall over. Bam! It's May, and I'm a teacher. Right now I'm focused on survival ... yes, and finishing well. The school year first, and then the book. But this weekly blog… Continue reading Weekend Writing Warriors #12

As Only A Woman Can · Weekend Writing Warriors

Weekend Writing Warriors #11

Word by word, sentence by sentence, we writers construct a story.  Finally, at long last -- after WAY more work than we anticipated -- it is finished. Formatted, edited, proofread, with a cover and everything. A book, a real book. And then, sometimes, we encounter Book Selfies. Whether sent by readers or taken ourselves, how we linger… Continue reading Weekend Writing Warriors #11

Cat Love

Saturdays with the Coffee Cat

Coffee Cat and I begin our Saturday mornings together. And what a fine beginning it is! The house is quiet -- save for singing birds -- and I can think. Important for a writer, that thinking thing ... I treasure silence and having uncluttered thoughts as only a middle school teacher can! The time on the… Continue reading Saturdays with the Coffee Cat

As Only A Woman Can · Weekend Writing Warriors

Weekend Writing Warriors #10

A beguiling path beckons ... rather like an intriguing story premise. We follow, hesitantly at first. Just for a bit, just to see where the path might lead. Ah, but if the story is well-told, we are soon "all in" ... turning pages with delight and anticipation.  Because we simply must know what is around the… Continue reading Weekend Writing Warriors #10

Freebie Alert!

May the 4th FREEBIES

Happy Star Wars Day, friends. What better way to celebrate Fantasy and Sci-Fi than with free eBooks in those genres? Come on over to  CleanIndieReads.com today and tomorrow. Browse the categories and stock up on goodies. Who is ready for Beach Reading? I sure am! There is something for everyone -- and every title offered is FREE!… Continue reading May the 4th FREEBIES

As Only A Woman Can · Weekend Writing Warriors

Weekend Writing Warriors #9

    April showers bring May flowers ... and the weekend brings out the Warriors!  Ten lines from a work-in-progress: As Only A Woman Can, my Pride & Prejudice romantic romp. With apologies to Robert Burns, whose beloved poem Darcy has seriously mauled ... Later in the week another Valentine arrived for Elizabeth. Among the riot of… Continue reading Weekend Writing Warriors #9

As Only A Woman Can · Weekend Writing Warriors

Weekend Writing Warriors #8

  Something's going on here in the Pacific Northwest. That circular disc in the sky -- so warm, so bright! What is that thing? Where are our clouds? Where is our drizzle? Oh for the simple joy of sunshine! July weather has come to call during April. So wonderful! Nevertheless, it's Warrior Time!  Coming right up, ten… Continue reading Weekend Writing Warriors #8

As Only A Woman Can · Weekend Writing Warriors

Weekend Writing Warriors #7

  It's the weekend again ... already? That means it's Warrior Time!  Ten lines from a work-in-progress. I'll be sharing from As Only A Woman Can, a Pride & Prejudice-based romantic romp. So Mr. Darcy and his cousin are still in the library, talking over what is to be done with that rotter Wickham. Since they're… Continue reading Weekend Writing Warriors #7

Darcy By Any Other Name · Giveaway Alert!

A good friend, a good read, and an Instant Giveaway

Three cheers for my friend Chautona Havig of Just The Write Escape, who is hosting a Darcy giveaway this week. Out of the blue, Chautona comes up with this idea -- and presto, she launches it. Like, she and I were on Facebook Messenger, chatting.  Unknown to me, Chautona is clicking away on her keyboard.… Continue reading A good friend, a good read, and an Instant Giveaway

Giveaway Alert! · Mercy's Embrace novels

Mercy’s Embrace print proofs are here!

So very beautiful, aren't they? The eBook editions have been out since December-January, but being able to hold the print editions makes them more real, somehow. My very own books to hug! Seriously, I carried these with me, even to school -- even to my bedside table at night -- for the first few days… Continue reading Mercy’s Embrace print proofs are here!