Tag Archives: Writing

The Green-Eyed Monster: Sharing from Writers in the Storm

Ever feel that little snake of jealousy slither into your consciousness? I think it’s something we all have to deal with again and again and again. Love Laura Drake’s thoughts on what it can do to us–and the power it steals if we let it linger. Visit her at Writers Read more →

Patience and the Writing Life

Writers know all about waiting. ALL about it. We write a story and submit it. We accumulate rejections. Finally, our agent sells a story and then another. We wait through the edits and the design and the production. A year. We become marketers of that book (those books), but we’re Read more →

HAVING FUN AGAIN–ASPEN GOLD FINALIST!

Y’all know how much fun contests are. Well, this has been a delightful week for my books. Today, I learned that Sailing out of Darkness is one of three finalists in the Single Title Category (for romantic as opposed to romance fiction) of the Aspen Gold Contest from the Heart Read more →

When Words Hide

I talk about words skittering off the page over at Southern Writers Magazine today. I hope you’ll visit and let me know how you find your words again.   SOUTHERN WRITERS MAGAZINE: December 6, 2013  

New York City: Babies, Boats, and Books

I know you’ll forgive me for the blog silence when I explain that I’ve been just a little busy. Some of you will have seen the Facebook pictures of my time in the city, but here are a few to remind me and you of the important things in life. Read more →

Onward and Upward: New Roles and New Hats

I’ve had a lovely time as Executive Editor of Wayside Press, the general market imprint of Written World Communications, but it’s time to hang up that hat as I move forward into new roles. Two of my books release this summer, I’ve more on the hard drive in need to Read more →

Traditional versus Self-publishing: Why the Furor?

Traditionally published (many times over) author Sue Grafton created a furor in an interview on August 7 in which she disparaged self-publishing and called self-pubbed authors lazy. I think perhaps Miss Manners might have cleared her throat, stepped in with an “A-hem,” and suggested that Sue pause and reconsider. Too Read more →

New Website–Yippee!

Reeling from sticker shock a few days ago when a lovely web designer sent me a quote for design and maintenance of a website, I got busy. No, that’s wrong. I’ve been busy. If you’ve visited here at all in the last months, you will have seen various incarnations of Read more →

In A Crowded Room

  A long time ago, in pre-Internet / pre-social media days, my eyes were still young and too often turned inward.   (Fine, sometimes they still are. That’s what poetry is for: to release angst. I’ve less of it to release these days, hence fewer poems find themselves squiggled between Read more →

New Writing Blog, Lost Friends

It appears that, when I upgraded Writing on Board from WordPress.com to WordPress.org, I made both blog-post pictures and people vanish into cyberspace. If, by any chance, you were among those following my writing world at http://writingonboard.com, then I’d be grateful if you’d drop by again and hit Subscribe. I Read more →