May is Almost Over

With May almost over, I have been asked to read a story or two from my self-published book, Little Stories for Little Folks, to a kindergarten class at the last elementary school where I taught. Better late than never! I look forward to seeing little kids and hearing their questions. As far as submitting, I’ve […]

At Last!

Easter has come and gone already. What a beautiful day it was, weatherwise as well! I love seeing all the flowers outside and the trees full of green leaves, not bare. The buebonnets have come and gone, but they were gorgeous this year! At last, at the end of March, I sent off my revised […]

Time is Fleeing

Can you believe it’s already March? I’ve spent the last couple of months still revising my mid-grade Medieval novel, which is mainly for boys 10-12. It has 18 chapters, so the rewrite is taking me awhile, to say the least. I’m taking some of it to my critique group tomorrow. They generally give me useful […]

A New Year, a New Beginning…

After all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, both pre and post, it’s already the middle of January of the new year! During this time, I met with my former writing coach who encouraged me to revise my mid-grade novel by coming up with new ideas and situations. So, it was back to the […]

Novels VS. Easy Readers

Though novels are definitely harder to write, I have written many easy readers (not picture books), which have been almost as difficult to revise. Apparently, the market likes picture books, then novels (or in some cases, chapter books, and finally, easy books. Because of my background, I love writing easy books (up to 2500 words), […]

Learning theTrade

For the past 10 years, I have been learning as much as I can about how to get a book ready for publishing and the publishing field, as well. Somewhere in the middle of those years, things began to change in the publishing field. Still, I think a good story remains a good story, and […]

Christmas is Almost Here

November somehow slipped away from me–too much going on! Now Christmas is two days away! It seems that before we know it, the New Year will be here and we start all over again! But, that’s life! After months of uncertainty about revising my mid-grade novel, I finally thought of two additional chapters to include, […]