In the last two months I've had the good fortune to receive reviews from real readers on portions of both my novels Aligned and Riding the Blind. All of this has been rather illuminating for me. I've been toiling away in my writer cave for the last five years or so, the only feedback I've … Continue reading In Praise of Readers
Here is another song from the playlist for my novel Riding the Blind. One of the major characters in my story is named Virginia, and this Tori Amos song really embodies some of her spirit.I've seen Amos perform two times and it was a very powerful experience. There is an energy to her playing and … Continue reading Music Monday: Virginia
Last year I was traveling with my husband and son in France on the first day of summer. June 21 is more than the summer solstice there, it is the Fête de la Musique. Paris becomes a living, pulsing music box when the sun goes down. Changing the channel is as simple as walking from … Continue reading first day of summer song
I recently received an email from an author friend who is being published Fall 2011. She was checking the names and spelling of those people that would appear in the acknowledgment section of her book. I was overwhelmed with this honor and deeply gratified to be on her list. It made me feel as though … Continue reading I would like to thank…
About this time last week I was contemplating the wonder that is NaNoWriMo. I participated last year for the first time. Though I did not reach the 50,000 word goal, I did get a solid 35K or so in, enough to complete a novella that ultimately became part of my first novel ALIGNED. That novella … Continue reading Signs
I am thrilled to announce that over the weekend I finished the first draft of my novel RIDING THE BLIND. Right now the word count is 80,055 words. I expect that number to grow during the revision process as I expand on some key scenes. On Saturday my husband and I went to dinner with … Continue reading I’m Finished!
This teaser is from my novel in progress, RIDING THE BLIND:It could have been any number of towns that snake along the backbone of the mountains, and dive into the verdant valley that follows the river: muddy in the spring, engorged with all that rain, melting snow, and remaking a boundaries. The New River, the … Continue reading Teaser – Riding the Blind