Writing

Tada! It’s an extra to The 19th Year Trilogy – Night & Day is here!

Tada! It’s an extra to The 19th Year Trilogy – Night & Day is here!

Because I just could’t let go of Mac & Winn, Suze, Zoe, Josie, Bernie, Maddie, Maya, Rory … the whole cast and crew of The 19th Year, I wrote one EXTRA little story. One EXTRA little bit of detail set with them as the cast. […]

If inspiration strikes … do you take advantage or tuck it away for a rainy day?

If inspiration strikes … do you take advantage or tuck it away for a rainy day?

I once had a piano teacher who told me that if ever I was motivated to write music … I should! Just do it, he said! If it’s three in the morning and inspirations strikes … sit at the piano and just write it. I […]

#yalit on Twitter

#yalit on Twitter

I apologize for my lack of blogging. It’s not that I haven’t been working, in fact, my other me has been busy dealing with book release, launch and marketing ‘stuff’ with the pending release of the novel Little White Lies! But, as this blog is […]

Day 24: Write-umentary (45k!) I need challenge words!

Day 24: Write-umentary (45k!) I need challenge words!

Additional word count (+/- with a few edits to previous): +4766 Word challenges worked into scenes: Riparian

Too many stories floating through my head

Too many stories floating through my head

I need to stop thinking. That’s what I need to do. Yep. Yep. I just need to shut my brain down and make it stop. I asked my writer buddy to help. She refuses. No way. I ain’t standing in front of that freight train. […]

One ‘beauty’ of the YA genre?

One ‘beauty’ of the YA genre?

Word count. Not sure what that means? Word count refers to the number of words in a novel. Under my adult pen name, I write 80,000 – 100,000 words in per novel. For my YA stories, I shoot for 70,000- 80,000. No matter the story, […]

Working on a new novel already :)

Working on a new novel already :)

It’s percolating. That’s what I’m calling ‘working’ in this case. 🙂 In the drive through at Chick-Fil-A the other night, I was looking out through the windshield of my mini-van with my girls in the back singing songs and I remembered a quote that my […]

My writing process … what’s yours?

My writing process … what’s yours?

As NaNoWriMo looms, you’ve already seen what my story will be about … but how did I come up with it? How will I write it? Those are questions that come up in every writer’s life and are asked by those wanting to write. Some […]