The First Week

of the new year has been good so far.

I’m still working on this rewrite, but it’s going well. I have a couple scenes I need to add and yesterday I had to do a total rewrite of another. This is my first rewrite of this story so there is a lot to fix. I’m sure I’ll go through this thing at least a half dozen more times before it’s done. But each one will be faster than the last and it will be better for all the work.

I have a couple more revisions to make, but before too much longer I’ll be ready for some beta readers, is there anyone out there who wants to do that for me? Just use the Contact Me page above and let me know. I’ll choose several when the time is right.


2014 is nearly behind us,

and as we look ahead, I wonder what you all have planned for the 2015…

As for me I was looking at the calendar this afternoon and realized that I have several goals for the next year… I don’t make resolutions, I set goals, so here we are…

  • Publish at least one book, possibly two.
  • Be more healthy / Lose weight (I’ve already started, I’m spending time on the treadmill every day and I’m cutting my sugar intake)
  • Attend Tucson Festival of Books
  • Spend time with my family (we have 3 family trips planned this coming year)

What are your plans for 2015?


It looks like we had errors over the holiday.

I posted that post on Christmas Eve, but it looks like it didn’t actually go live until this afternoon… Sorry about that…

Anyway, we had a wonderful, if exhausting holiday. I was glad to be able to sleep in this morning. This morning I’ve been busy. I got things all cleaned up from guests and new toys, and I’ve had time to get things set up.

Now I have to get back to work. I’m about half way though this rewrite. I need to finish it and maybe start all over again! Hopefully I’ll have news about my next release before too long.

How was your holidays? Did you get what you wanted or get to spend it with family?


Christmas Eve here in the my writing closet.

I haven’t gotten much done lately. I’ve been busy getting holiday stuff taken care of. Shopping, wrapping, food, running here and there, and last minute knitting. It all seems to pile up. I think it’s partly because in my mind it’s not cold enough here for it to be Christmas yet. So it feel like it sneaks up on me every year. I hate the feeling but there’s nothing I can do to change it.

Tonight my family is going to go see some extended family, and have homemade tamales for Christmas Eve dinner. Tomorrow, after we’ve done the present thing, I’ll get up and cook a big meal for us all. I love doing it, and I actually missed not doing it last year.


What I’m reading ~ Spider Woman’s Daughter

Spider Woman’s Daughter ~ Anne Hillerman

Bernie Manuelito, Navajo Police Officer and wife to officer Jim Chee witnesses a shooting, not of just anyone but to Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn. A man who ‘s been like an Uncle to both her and her husband. She swears to catch the person responsible, and intends to keep her word, but she’s taken off the case and has family responsibilities she must deal with. How can she solve Leaphorn’s shooting while still dealing with her mother and sister?

 

My ranking? 3 howls.

I liked the extension of her father’s stories, but it wasn’t perfect. There was a lot of unnecessary geographical details that I would have skipped (and I give more than a lot of authors…) I liked the back and forth between Bernie and Chee (even though there was a lot of head hopping, with no obvious marking that you were switching). It was a good story, but could use improvement.


What I’m Reading ~ Lost in the Nowhere

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Lost in the Nowhere by Christine Howard

I loved this book. While it’s not in the same category as most of the things I read, I really enjoyed it. It pulled me in and kept my interest late in the night. I quickly fell in love with the characters and wanted to find out what happened to them.

Check it out on Amazon


Live is live… all over!

I know, it made me giggle too.

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You know you’ve been waiting for it. Go and get it now.. wherever you buy your ebooks… Amazon, iTunes, B&N, Kobo, Scribd, Oyster, just go look for it.

If you haven’t read the other’s yet, start with Change and go from there.


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