We had our first, albeit very light, snow of the winter this week. This time of year, I’m actively rooting for snow (as long as I don’t have to leave my house). One of my favorite Christmas songs is “White Christmas.” I just love the way the world looks under a blanket of white. There’s [...]
For most of my life, writing has been something I loved doing. But, there were always fits and starts, droughts and floods. Until the past two years, writing was never my priority and I only did it when I felt like it. In the last year, being at home, I’ve really focused on making writing [...]
A little bit of silence last week. I wish I had some grand excuse for it, but mainly… I just didn’t blog. It happens. I did however manage to get caught up on my NaNo words, and that marks last week as a success. Currently, I’m still waiting to get my galleys & release date. [...]
While most of the post I’m going to link to today is about stuff I know next to nothing about, I loved the overall message of this post by Super Librarian Wendy. I’m always amazed at people who get worked up about bloggers, worked up enough to send them hate email. I’ve always been of [...]
I think most writers, especially those of us not yet published, are constantly struggling with an identity crisis. If publication is your goal, how can you not ask… what do “they” (the publishers) want? I’ve been struggling not just with this, but as a romance writer, where do I fit. The thing about writing romance [...]
I haven’t been a very good writer over the past month. Or housekeeper or normal functioning human being. In fact, I’ve barely left my couch. Luckily, I have a really good reason for this: Baby Helm #2 is on his or her way! I am due in March, and at some point am going to [...]
I haven’t been a good blogger the past two weeks, I know. There’s a lot going on around here, so I’m going to take this week as a full on break and I’ll be back next week on a normal, consistent schedule.
This link was tweeted a few times this week in my twitter stream, and I didn’t read it the first few times. Why? I do not have an agent. What did I care about someone that couldn’t sell with an agent? I don’t even have that! Then, eventually I clicked on the link and I [...]
I was under the weather this weekend, leading me to watch one of my favorite old movies, The Philadelphia Story. Which led me and my friend to talking about another one of our Cary Grant favorites, Charade, and our favorite scene from it: Happy Monday!
I have a little submission tracker thing on my itouch. I mainly use it for a quick mathematical tally of how many days I’ve been waiting. I glance at it occasionally to see if I should be hearing back on any subs soon. You know, so I can torture myself every time my email dings. [...]