Did you know I'm on Pinterest? Click here to see all the currently public boards. When I'm writing a first draft, I don't often utilize mood boards. I have a clear picture in my head and seeing other images distracts me from the story. I often save specific links for research, but it's not … Continue reading Mood boards and such
I'm delighted to share the cover for my latest sweet romance from The Wild Rose Press, Love Overboard. The story in a nutshell: Fake Amnesia + Dream Vacation + Right Place /(Wrong Time) Forced to share a stateroom with her ex-fiancé, Caitlyn fakes amnesia to stay on board her dream Alaskan cruise. Torn over deciding his … Continue reading Psst… Ready for a cover reveal?
I have been sadly absent from this blog and most of social media for much of 2019. I never intended to take a break. I have a folder full of drafts of posts. I found myself struggling to fit my feelings into a professional veneer. At the beginning of 2019, I determined to write and … Continue reading Year in review
TIME MATH Let me explain... ***DISCLAIMER: Some Game of Thrones spoilers if you've been living under a rock. Also, I'm a casual fan--not an avid reader of the series. I'm discussing the TV show here. Story is story. My "problems" apply to any story--be it novel, movie, podcast, TV. Leading up to the Game of … Continue reading The number one reason I put down a book (and DNF)
Last weekend, I attended the Wisconsin Romance Writer's bi-annual conference. Held in Milwaukee (this year), I left the Chicago suburbs on Thursday afternoon and returned Sunday late morning. I've been to several romance writing conferences (both National and local). I had an idea of what to expect. Every experience has been a chance to learn … Continue reading #WisRWA Write Touch Conference Recap
Good morning! I started keeping track of the words written every day in 2018. It's illuminating to see how much (or how little) I've been able to craft at any moment. In January, February, and March, however, I had a hard time keeping track of daily wordcounts, because I was mostly not creating something brand … Continue reading How I fared in the first three months of 2019
Happy March! I am so excited to inch closer to spring. Don't get me wrong, it's still winter here but I have a trip to the beach in my near future and I can't wait for the sunshine. I was thinking about something again the other day and wanted to share a positive shift I … Continue reading Waiting for permission