Write A Novel, says my muse. Not now, I say

I’m knee deep in writing. I’m almost done with the novel I’ve been writing for the past three years. In and amongst those years I spent one month (NaNoWriMo) writing a cozy mystery. I can’t edit or revise it until I finish my Women’s Fiction story— only two scenes left to write, then the draft will be done, woot,…read more

Thanksgiving, NaNoWriMo, and Relaxing

The Day After Thanksgiving I’m taking the day off; no cleaning, no cooking, no waiting on others and no-over-full belly. I’m enjoying a clean house; the one me, the husband and kids frantically did our best to make our home presentable for guests. I’m not planning on joining the crowds at any store. I’ve done…read more

Writing is more than art, it’s a business!

Writing consists of many things. There is the creative side and the business side. I attended the SF Algonkian Write to Market Conference this November 12-15, 2015. Our group (and, now, new writing friends) were blessed by Michael Neff who was dedicated in teaching us to become commercially published. Ann Garvin was just as committed…read more

Where Has My Energy Gone?

Where is my energy? I woke up this morning after an incredibly long sleep, about seven and a half hours. Funny thing is I expected a bright start to the day. I found I was tired and my back was sore, too much time lying down. I entered the shower and realized I don’t have…read more

Why We Love Awesome – What Workshops Can Teach You

Yesterday was the last session of the “For Theme’s Sake” workshop given by Mary and Teresa, awesome people. I cannot say enough about these two women. They cheer us, writer’s, with an enthusiasm that we all need. I love their willingness to teach authors and share their well of knowledge. I have had the pleasure…read more

Feeling Discouraged…. can I really do this?

  Over the weekend I went to a workshop with two wonderful editor’s, Mary Knipple and Teresa LeYung Ryan, great ladies and always positive. I printed out my manuscript for the workshop and what a thrill, to see it, as one, neatly stacked pile of paper. What wasn’t so thrilling was seeing how rough my manuscript…read more

Bow and Arrow Pendant – Scent of a Husband

SCENT OF A HUSBAND “After a few minutes of fiddling with the lobster claw clasp Jenna finally secures the necklace, she gazes at her reflection. She reaches up and adjusts the sterling silver bow and arrow pendant embedded with pave diamonds. Tom gave this to her on their fifteenth  wedding anniversary. He said he must have…read more

When do you find time to write?

When do I find time to write? Anytime when my brain isn’t on shut down mode! Meaning not to tired to think 🙂 So I would call myself a “sneak it in” whenever I can, writer. I would love to say I have a routine like the advice given in blogs and books. Life is…read more

Bow Stud Earrings – Scent of a Husband

SCENT OF A HUSBAND     “Jenna looks at her earring collection and rubs her naked earlobe. She sees one of her favorites, a gift from Blake and Logan, sterling silver bow stud earrings. Carefully with her new French tipped finger nails she pulls the earring back off the post then secures the stud in her ear.”    “I, Diana…read more

Am I a published author?

  I’m excited! Can you tell? I had to post a picture of the articles. My letter to the editor was published in our local paper, The Castro Valley Forum and the Daily Review. Can I call myself a published author or maybe a writer? When do we become our dream? I’ve written a children’s…read more

Write A Novel, says my muse. Not now, I say

I’m knee deep in writing. I’m almost done with the novel I’ve been writing for the past three years. In and amongst those years I spent one month (NaNoWriMo) writing a cozy mystery. I can’t edit or revise it until I finish my Women’s Fiction story— only two scenes left to write, then the draft will be done, woot,…read more

Thanksgiving, NaNoWriMo, and Relaxing

The Day After Thanksgiving I’m taking the day off; no cleaning, no cooking, no waiting on others and no-over-full belly. I’m enjoying a clean house; the one me, the husband and kids frantically did our best to make our home presentable for guests. I’m not planning on joining the crowds at any store. I’ve done…read more

Writing is more than art, it’s a business!

Writing consists of many things. There is the creative side and the business side. I attended the SF Algonkian Write to Market Conference this November 12-15, 2015. Our group (and, now, new writing friends) were blessed by Michael Neff who was dedicated in teaching us to become commercially published. Ann Garvin was just as committed…read more

Where Has My Energy Gone?

Where is my energy? I woke up this morning after an incredibly long sleep, about seven and a half hours. Funny thing is I expected a bright start to the day. I found I was tired and my back was sore, too much time lying down. I entered the shower and realized I don’t have…read more

Why We Love Awesome – What Workshops Can Teach You

Yesterday was the last session of the “For Theme’s Sake” workshop given by Mary and Teresa, awesome people. I cannot say enough about these two women. They cheer us, writer’s, with an enthusiasm that we all need. I love their willingness to teach authors and share their well of knowledge. I have had the pleasure…read more

Feeling Discouraged…. can I really do this?

  Over the weekend I went to a workshop with two wonderful editor’s, Mary Knipple and Teresa LeYung Ryan, great ladies and always positive. I printed out my manuscript for the workshop and what a thrill, to see it, as one, neatly stacked pile of paper. What wasn’t so thrilling was seeing how rough my manuscript…read more

Bow and Arrow Pendant – Scent of a Husband

SCENT OF A HUSBAND “After a few minutes of fiddling with the lobster claw clasp Jenna finally secures the necklace, she gazes at her reflection. She reaches up and adjusts the sterling silver bow and arrow pendant embedded with pave diamonds. Tom gave this to her on their fifteenth  wedding anniversary. He said he must have…read more

When do you find time to write?

When do I find time to write? Anytime when my brain isn’t on shut down mode! Meaning not to tired to think 🙂 So I would call myself a “sneak it in” whenever I can, writer. I would love to say I have a routine like the advice given in blogs and books. Life is…read more

Bow Stud Earrings – Scent of a Husband

SCENT OF A HUSBAND     “Jenna looks at her earring collection and rubs her naked earlobe. She sees one of her favorites, a gift from Blake and Logan, sterling silver bow stud earrings. Carefully with her new French tipped finger nails she pulls the earring back off the post then secures the stud in her ear.”    “I, Diana…read more

Am I a published author?

  I’m excited! Can you tell? I had to post a picture of the articles. My letter to the editor was published in our local paper, The Castro Valley Forum and the Daily Review. Can I call myself a published author or maybe a writer? When do we become our dream? I’ve written a children’s…read more