Tag Archives: novels

A Hiatus, or did I just quit?

A break – that’s what I called it. Things had gone on a different path than I anticipated. I was selling books, but I was focusing on the need for¬†agents and publicists and book signings and talking with people about … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Retooling? I’ll retool you…

Big bonus kudos to you if you picked up on the National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation reference. ūüôā photo credit: UGArdener via photopin cc ¬† ¬† September 1 – farewell Josephine Yep. September 1, 2013, Josephine: Red Dirt and Whiskey will … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NaNoWriMo – Have I Lost my Mojo?

NaNo starts November 1. I completed (I won!) NaNo last November. If you aren’t familiar with NaNo, “winning” means that I completed 50k words in the month of November of 2011. That manuscript later became Nelson and Cora: The Beginning. … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Mae – One of my favorite minor characters

My heart belongs to Mae     If you’ve read Josephine: Red Dirt and Whiskey, then you’ve met Mae. She’s Josephine’s neighbor. Mae is just two years younger than Josephine, but their lives are so different. During the times their … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

3 Lies Writers Tell Ourselves

Liar, Liar, pants on fire! 3¬†Lies Writers Tell Themselves 1. I don’t care what anyone thinks of my writing If this were true, you would never, ever share your work. It would stay locked up in a drawer somewhere, hidden … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

I Cannot Serve Three Masters

And, by “masters” I mean stories Most of you know that I am participating in JuNoWriMo and CampNaNoWriMo this year – yes, that means I am writing two different stories during the month of June. Along came this third story, … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Southern Creatives – Author, Elaine D. Walsh

Today I am happy to have author, Elaine Walsh, on Southern Creatives.¬† Her debut novel, Atomic Summer, will be out this month! Elaine was kind enough to write a guest post about a character in her novel, Atomic Summer, who … Continue reading

Posted in Southern Creatives | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Southern Creatives: Guest Post – Rhonda Dennis

Why South Louisiana? Guest post by Rhonda Dennis, author of the Green Bayou Series ¬† Before I had a plot and characters, I knew that I wanted my series to take place in South Louisiana.¬† Sure I might be prejudiced … Continue reading

Posted in Southern Creatives | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

June 2012 – In Comes the Whirlwind

photo credit: Ignacio Sanz via photo pin cc Does Activity Lead to Creativity? A few more days until one of the busiest months of the year for me – by my own design. I’m writing at least 50k words in … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

5 Things I’ve Learned from Book Two

I no longer suffer from the single child book syndrome My second novel – Nelson and Cora – The¬†Beginning¬†– was published last week, first as an eBook and now as a paperback. 5¬†Things I’ve Learned So Far On This Journey: … Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments