Love Is Like Writing

On my Facebook page, I recently shared this quote by Jonathan Safran Foer: “You rarely hear writers talk about the editing process,’ he says. ‘But editing is everything. The writing itself is no big deal. The editing, and even more than that, the...

How My Brain Isn’t Normal

It might surprise you to know that writing isn’t something I chose to do. Rather, I believe it’s a part of who God made me. I have known for many, many years now that I am odd. No really. There is something very different about how my brain works and I...

On to the Next One

Now that my current novel in progress (NIP) is off to the beta readers, you might be wondering what I’m doing while I wait to hear back from them. Well, first of all, one novel is never all I am working on at one time. While I’ve been working on my...

The Beta Reader Phase

In my last post, I mentioned that I was readying my manuscript to share with my beta readers. Well, the prints have been made, the files converted, and the copies shared with my beta readers. Woohoo! Like many steps in this process, sharing my manuscript with beta...

Time To Print

I’m very excited to announce that after many weeks of revision and expansion, I have just completed the second draft of my latest novel set in 1854 California.  I’ve already been in contact with my first round Beta Readers regarding their preferred reading...

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