Thursday, May 31, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

Recently I was honored (and I truly mean honored) by JenniferChow.  She kindly nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award.  (sniff, sniff, tear)  Thank you Jennifer very much.  Visit her blog and show her some love.

According to the rules, I must

Writer's Corner

Through the research I have done for the publishing of my book, I have gathered TONS of information about self publishing and writing tips and tricks I have found useful in the writerly process.

Keeping this information tucked in my reference binder for only my eyes seems a bit selfish.  I don't want to be a selfish clod, so I am posting the information in the Writer's Corner.

I will add

Friday, May 25, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey…The Critics, The Reviews, The Readers, The Success

People either LOVE this book or they HATE this book.  According to Amazon’s star ratings at the time this was typed, the book had 1,963 5-stars and 1,309 1-star and the combined total of  2- through 4-stars was 1,158.

4,430 Reviews

I have read some of the critic reviews

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Women and Children Camping

Our Circle

There is the saying; Girlfriends are sisters we choose for ourselves.  Which is true in my life.  There is the saying; Sisters by Chance, Friends by Choice.  Which is also true in my life.

There comes a point in your life when you realize who really matters, who never did, and who always will.Unknown

I came to that point of realizing who matters and who doesn’t.  I got rid of the riff raff and

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


In April, I took part in the April Platform Challenge hosted by Robert Lee Brewer through his MY NAME IS NOT BOB blog.  It was amazing how many people took part in this challenge.  We would comment on the daily task post with our opinion of the task, an update when we completed the task, and advice to others participating.  It didn’t take long before

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Time Management for Working, Writing, and Platform Development

Writing requires time management and social media (platform building) management and that schedule takes a little while to get right...and even then there is always something that alters the schedule a bit.  I sometimes still get a little overwhelmed.  I felt extremely overwhelmed when I first added platform building last fall on top of a full time job and writing my book.  I had Facebook, RedRoom, Twitter, Google+, and a few other sites I was trying to manage.   My commute to work is an hour each way, I am

Friday, May 4, 2012

Novel Outline Tool

Outline…I need to do an outline for the novel.  How can I write a novel from the story idea in my head and make sure I answer all the questions, resolve all the situations, assure each character is as strong as they need to be, etc., etc., etc.?

Outlining a novel is a tool, a necessary tool (in my opinion) to writing a full length novel.  Each writer needs to find the outlining tool that works for them.  What I use may seem too simple or too convoluted for another writer.

I took the concept of this tool from J.K. Rowling.  It is the same tool she used for the

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Beta Readers Wanted

I wanted to ask all of you a question...

Are any of you interested in being a Beta Reader for some of the stories contained in So, Whatcha Think?
You probably already know this, but our book is a collection of stories that are intended to take the reader on an emotional journey.  Each one is tailored to present a life lesson in one way or another.  Some are intended to be controversial and some are intended to teach that life lesson by having the