We didn’t hear the first knock on the door. But the second knock was unmistakable, vibrating the pictures that hung on the wall. “I know you’re awake,” the muffled voice called from the hallway. “I’m trying to sleep, and between your racket and Joey talking in his headset, it’s kind of hard.” John groaned in … Continue reading Kids – the ultimate romance blockers
I went for a run* tonight, and this is what I got to hear: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGqeoKntA64 *Side note: "Run" is a very loose term for what I did. But because "moving up and down while putting one foot in front of another at a slightly faster pace than walking" is too long, we'll just go with … Continue reading A Symphony of Frogs
It’s here. Today. My book’s official publishing day. But wait, you say. I thought we had another week!, you say. Surprise! It’s early! What do you say when the biggest thing you had on your bucket list is suddenly crossed off? I have waited so long for this very moment, and here it is. My … Continue reading And a novel is born…
Guess what came in the mail today??? Yes, that is me with my book! And yes, the perfectionist in me can already see the things I want changed about it before I even open it. But wouldn't you want it to be perfect? The size is a little larger than I anticipated, and there's … Continue reading My proof copy came!
I officially booked my editor yesterday for the novel. I am both excited beyond belief, and scared witless. My mother is finishing up her own editing adventure with the story, and has both constructive criticism and not very constructive criticism for it. I'm just anxious to get it back from her so I can fix … Continue reading What if it sucks?
The rough draft of my novel is done! Notice the new title, changed from 'After Life' to 'A Symphony of Cicadas'. I mulled this one over for awhile. Cicadas play a large role in the story, and it became a must that they be a part of the title. The title I actually wanted was … Continue reading A Symphony of Cicadas – DONE!