In the wee hours of the morning, when sleep was curiously absent, I listened to Diana Gabaldon, author of the popular “Outlander) series talk about writing. One particular part of her speech jumped out at me. She said, “I write all the time.” Apparently, when she gets stuck on one thing, she switches to something… Continue reading On Writing and Moving
**Heads up** The following post will be random and might not make much sense.Organization and time management skills are essential for a homeschool mama who is also a writer. But, what does an author and a homeschool mama do if these skills do not com naturally? Pray and work hard. Yep, that’s it, and I… Continue reading End of Summer Post
Binge: (according to dictionary.com) a period or bout, usually brief, of excessive indulgence, as in eating, drinking alcoholic beverages, etc.; spree.The results of an eating spree would include the following:an overload of food in my body,a feeling of discomfort and sluggishness, especially if that food was full of carbs and sugar,my system would take a… Continue reading Binge Reading
Last week I looked at the manuscript I am working on and felt overwhelmed. Two stories in one, over 106,000 words, it’s a bear to wrestle with, and I just wanted to set it aside and take a nap. So, that’s what I did…sort of. I shut my mac book down last Thursday evening, grabbed… Continue reading Readin’, Writin’ and Surviving the Dentist’s Drill
Last week we talked about a cure for writer's block. Writing. Practice was my theme. This week, I’m talking about reading. Reading for pleasure, reading to study the craft of writing, reading to find out what works and what doesn’t.I have another blog that I haven’t been on since 2013. On that blog, which is a lot of… Continue reading On Reading
PROLOGUEApril, 1882A storm was coming. Deric could see it. Even if he had not been able to see the dark clouds moving toward him, he would have known by the way the cattle were acting. In preparation for spring round up, he and the men who worked for him were attempting to move a portion… Continue reading Excerpt of "To Tame A Heart"
Chapter 1Arizona Territory, 1881 The mid-September sun seemed to breathe its heat as it shone unmercifully upon the quiet and dusty streets of Tombstone, Arizona. The unbearable heat was not unusual for the last days of summer, yet folks seemed to think that September should bring relief, instead of more of the same hot, dry,… Continue reading Excerpt of "Wild Heart"