Friday, January 31, 2014

Back on the Bike!


Since my last post I've submitted two new short stories to different publishers. This may not seem like a big deal, but, I must say, it feels good to be writing again. Since the deadlines are still a few months out, I won't find out if my stories have been accepted for a while, but it almost doesn't matter. The voices in my head are back, and I'm figuring out how to write with Stitch and Baby around. It IS possible. (I was starting to have my doubts.) Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. I'll (hopefully) be adding another story in the "free" section, soon, so come back and see me.  :)

Friday, January 24, 2014

Pressing "Send"

Fellow Authors, does it ever get any easier? I just submitted my latest short story, (the first since Baby arrived) and the knot in my stomach instantly appeared. Will they like it? Should I have proof-read it one more time? Does it fit the specified theme?

Logically, I know that if I held on to the story another week or so, I may move a few commas, and it would be just as hard to send it off into cyberspace. Because I obsess and stress. I love my stories and I want everyone else to love them too.

So does anyone out there have any tips on how to not be crazy? Or is this just part of the fun of being an author?

Friday, January 10, 2014

Wildflowers and riding bikes.

As promised, here is the link to my latest short story, Wildflower.I'd love to hear thoughts on this story, either on my blog or on the website comments.

In other news, for the first time since Baby has been here, I sat down last week with a clear idea about a project, and an actual deadline. And...yikes! You know what they say about riding a bike, you never really forget how. Well, apparently that's not true with writing. There's been a lot of rust building up on my brain in the last five months. It was bad, folks. But I'm not giving up! That deadline is getting closer and naptime won't last forever, so that's all for now. :) I hope you enjoy Wildflower!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Woot Woot (And A Happy New Year)

Hi gang,

I hope you had a happy and safe New Year. I've got some exciting news. My next short story, Wildflower, will be published on January 10th at This is a big deal to me for a few reasons. Wildflower was one of the first short stories I tried to publish, years ago. I loved it, but everyone else...not so much. Finally, I shelved it and moved on. Or, at least I tried to. But my MC was one of those stubborn characters who just wouldn't sit quietly in the background. So over the years I've polished my story and tried again. And again. And not Britta has a home! And yes, she's happy about it.

Now here is why you should be excited: It's free. Yep, Infective Ink is a really cool, 100% free ezine. So I'll be back in a few days to post the link for you to enjoy!