Archive: February 2013

If you have never seen Anne of Avonlea (based on the books by Lucy Maud Montgomery)  you are missing a treat. Anne is an aspiring writer and is attempting to get published. Marilla Cuthbert: You set your heart too much on frivolous things and then crash down into despair when you don’t get them. Anne Shirley: […]

Hidden Nook- Stillwater Hike Linky I’m sure I don’t have to tell you the mountains in Montana are strait out of an epic fantasy novel.  We went to Stillwater to go hiking one Saturday afternoon. When I saw this canyon river I seriously said out loud, “This is the most beautiful place I have ever […]

As a writer I love new experiences. New experiences enrich my life as well as give me ideas for scenes and characters in my stories. Travel is one way to have new experiences. I love to travel, but to me traveling doesn’t necessarily mean flying to Europe, although I do like to do that, too. […]

Novelists either have to be a little insane or more than a little naive. Imagine a job where you countless hours on a project for months or even years without knowing whether what you are doing will ever mean something in the end. You spend thousands of hours working on something and that might never […]

Yes, I have decided to leave the chapter how it is, with a few minor changes. I read over it a half dozen times since my last post and I like it. I am going over it for errors (grammatical and judgmental) and will be sending it off hopefully early next week. Unless of course […]

So in my last post I said I was ready. I really thought I was. There is only one problem. A friend of mine has read my manuscript two times and loved it. The only problem? She did not like my first chapter. But it is only the first chapter you send to agents and […]

So I decided this morning I should introduce what I am working on right now. I have written a young adult fiction novel and soon (like in the next week or so) will be sending it off to agents to see what they have to say. Is it possible to feel a million emotions at once? It […]

There are few things that can touch us as much as music. It can transport us to a different time or place. Music reminds us of what we have seen and felt before or can teach us something new. Interestingly I can not listen to music when I write, but I have it playing practically all the […]