My 3 #rulesforwriting: 1-write what you know 2-read so you know 3-make up what you know I've written 14 books and on number 15. I've written in many different genres-I don't stick to one all the time. Why? Because I can. How do I write in different genres? I just do. Yes, I'm sure that … Continue reading My Rules for Writing
These past few weeks, I've been writing on a new novel, a paranormal witch and wolf story. I've been putting off books 3-4-5 in the Rose Petal Wine Murder Mysteries for years, because of storylines, health issues and depression. I"m off to a good start on the new novel and the other three books in … Continue reading New Novel In Progress
After months and months of no internet, I'm finally online with CenturyLink's Internet Basics (Thank you Nicole!). What has been going on in my life? In a nutshell, divorce, the flu, Bell's Palsy, a cross-state move to a Washington State Island, debt, sparse apartment--but it's all mine. I've updated software/OS on two old windows computers, … Continue reading Back Online
Due to a not so secret santa I now have a new Dell computer. Both my old tablets for too old to use and could not be upgraded. the computer I was using ate 13 pages of my new novel that I had been writing. One of my readers Sharon Marie felt sorry for me … Continue reading New Computer from Santa
I'm in need of a new workhorse computer! I've looked into trading on my two old convertibles and kindle but they are just too old for computer stores like Amazon tech, office depot, best buy and I only need so many clocks and ereaders. I have the cheap kindle 8.0 that is a good reader. … Continue reading Reviving Old Tablets
WOOT! The Male Male #Wolf #Paranormal book's 1st draft is done! 35K words, 125 pages written in under two weeks! #amwriting #writing This book has been such a surprise for me! I'd never been interested in writing paranormal stories before but I'd been binge reading wolf, vampire books and short stories for a few … Continue reading MM Wolf Paranormal Rough Draft is Done!
All else being equal, most people agree that the longer a story is, the more you’re allowed to charge for it. A good barometer for all of this is a simple word count list (I borrowed and adapted this list from the Kindle forums): Flash Fiction – <1,000 words Short Short – 1,000 – 5,000 … Continue reading EBOOK PRICING-Sticky Post. Below is current blog posts!
The words have been flowing! Stuck on Rose Petal Wine Murder Mystery book 3 for months now, so been writing on the children's book and the new Wolf Mate book. The children's book, I'd had in my mind for … Continue reading Writing Update
The past four to six months I've read quite a few Cozy Mysteries, around several hundred so far. I haven't reviewed them all because after a time they all read exactly the same, without much forethought. There is typically some protagonist-quirky grandmother, sexpot store owner, irascible grandfather, bookworm/nerdlette young woman and so forth. There's either … Continue reading Cozy Is As Cozy Does
Currently I'm working on my third novel in my Rose Petal Wine Murder Mysteries but get stuck on plot points or a character's actions, whether to place a meeting in China or St. Louis. During those times, I step away from that book and work on something else for a while, which is why I … Continue reading Staying On Track When Writing