So Deb mentioned posting the new goals for the new year....I'm not looking at my sidebar at the moment so please forgive me if it differs at all:1. NANO January novel = rough draft (meaning I'll write a really quick, useless novel in January to restart my writing muscles2. Submit FJR to agents = gonna... Continue Reading →
Nervous energy.Tonight the CWCers will be giving me feedback on the 2nd draft of FJR. I admit to feeling a bit stressed because I so want it to be close to submitable. (I also hope they don't read this before hand and adjust comments...so: no adjusting people!)Here's the thing when you've put so much work... Continue Reading →
Well, so much for 10 books in a month. I have succeeded in reading only 3 1/2....which isn't too bad when 1/2 is the 1200 pager Monte Cristo.I also made it through part of Garden Spells and Old Man and the Sea.Knew it was a stretch during this most busy of times: the Holiday Season!
Free at last from retail hell!For three wonderful days I don't have to ask people if they want gift receipts, or gift cards, or a foot up their watoosie. Now I get to be on the buying side of things.And the first thing I bought is the new Poets and Writers with the up and... Continue Reading →
Initial issue with Count of Monte Cristo: caricatures instead of characters.Enter Edmond Dantes, handsome, charismatic, beloved by boss, parent, and fiancee. He is a good guy. As spelled out in capital letters by Dumas before page two of the book.Then the enemies come in: Danglars, jealous of Dantes's recent promotion to captain; Fernand, jealous of... Continue Reading →