For the Birds

Update on querying For the Birds

I wrote this book with the full intention of experimenting with the traditional publishing process, so I expected to have to wade through the long process. But there’s a part of me that wants to scrap the whole thing and go back to self-publishing…

Novel editing – done!

This weekend, I ignored the beautiful weather outside as much as I could and planted my butt in chair for two full days of solid editing.

Novel research in Joshua Tree

Last weekend, my husband and I took a road trip to Joshua Tree as a weekend getaway and research for my next novel. Our trip to the desert included wind, rats, and big beautiful Joshua Trees, plus a few unexpected surprises….

It started with a song… The inspiration behind For the Birds

Headphones plugged into an iPhone on a desk

This past year, I went through a bit of a writing slump. When I say a bit, what I really mean was that I was ready to throw in the towel because the book I was working on was bringing me zero joy, and I felt like I was out of ideas. And then, inspiration hit me out of left field in the form of a quarantine album, specifically one of the songs on the album.

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