An Aspiring Writer’s Life, Summer 2014

If I thought summer was going to be slow and relaxing, I think I have another thing coming.  With Intermediate Algebra class and learning the ins and outs of self-publishing, along with novel revisions, photography practice, class scheduling for fall, gardening and chores, I’m not sure just how much relaxing …

Conference, Finals and Summer!

Well, what a whirlwind the last week or so has been!  Say that three times fast.  It felt like I lived it three times fast.  I love, love, love the conference the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation puts on every year, but it is a busy three days. If you take advantage …

Back On Track

(But maybe with a new direction…)   Okay, so the book is going much slower than anticipated, but the longer I wait, the more I think it needs.  That is alright, I think.  I want it to mature into a good book.  In the mean time, still working on the …

Pity Party Pep Talk

The wind is howling today.  It is sill cold, though March is almost half-over.  They might be used to that kind of thing up north, but down here in Oklahoma it’s downright daunting.   You’d think I’d at least be happy with sunshine, but it only makes me wish I …

OWFI Contest Deadlines, Novel Progress and More

It’s a week into January, and I’ve started revisions on my first novel-length work, Bone Sliver.  I’m nearly done with chapter two (fixing plot holes, slowing the pace, deepening characters, developing side-stories, etc) and will be starting chapter three by day’s end with any luck.  The last couple of months …

33,000 Words and Counting!

Well I’m sitting right at 30,000 words on my first novel length work. It’s probably about as far to the end as it is from the beginning, and I’m still both ecstatic and terrified. I get stuck sometimes, but then I live my life for a few days and go …

Off to Osage County!

Well, Bags are packed, and First thing in the morning, I leave for Osage County, off to wildlife adventure!  You’ll be able to read all about it soon, in the Green Country Guardian, when the premier online issue comes out in September.  I’m very excited to get to help out …

Photography and Art Classes

Well, having taken most of my initial creative writing classes, I am ready to start photography and art this semester when school starts.  In late August, I will pack up my new toy (camera) and go to school to learn how to make it work its magic.  Then it’s off …