October is over: Updates

Hey! I haven’t posted since…. Not even gonna say but I would like to do an update now, if that’s okay… Today, November 2nd, Dia de los Muertes, I finished a manuscript. Yay! So lemme give you a run down on which manuscripts are complete and their statuses: Inside Out: Michael Taylor 1 – Available […]

July, going on August

Another NaNoWriMo almost down, another lost event for me. BUT as you can see from the last line of this tweet… I only failed because I am SO in love with THREE different WIP I have going on. Not only has Completion been begging me to put some words to it, but I have two […]

Hello June… LATE UPDATE

So many things have happened… Moved from Oakland to Sacramento My daughter promoted to the 6th grade Changed from my Director job to a Curriculum home based job So, it’s the 14th and I am fully, completely in my space. We had to commute (4 hours a day) so my daughter could finish school, and […]

#Fail: My April NaNo Update

Sometimes, it’s just not time for somethings. You want them, but they are just not for you at that moment. This is my relationship with April Camp NaNoWriMo. I wrote a whopping 9,818 words out of my 70k goal… Do chapter titles and headings count? Ugh. I tried y’all. I really tried. I consulted with […]

#CampNaNoWriMo

I am doing CampNaNoWriMo. Some of you know that I won NaNoWriMo in November and completed a Michael Taylor novel, now I’m aiming for more with the help of the Berkeley based non-profit with the goal of helping authors get their words out. Camp NaNoWriMo is a virtual writer’s retreat, designed for maximum flexibility and […]

Books and Business

If you believe writing should ONLY be about passion and authors shouldn’t care about making money… this post is not for you. Let’s agree to disagree. I am an advocate for authors getting paid for their work. Period. Why? Have you written a story before?? It’s maddening. Especially for people like me who have anxiety […]

Let’s talk about Beta’s

Not fish. Beta Readers! An authors best friend! I freaking love beta’s. This post will be ALL ABOUT BETA’S! Here we go! What is a Beta Reader?? A beta reader is usually an unpaid test reader of an unreleased work of literature or other writing, who gives feedback from the point of view of an […]