Several years ago I entered my first short story into the Writer's Digest Annual Writing Contest. I didn't win. But--I received a letter informing me that I came in 81st! Yes, you read that correctly I came in the top 100 and I was tickled pink. If I go back and read that story the… Continue reading My Twisted Writer Brain…Writing Contests! Why and Why Not!
I'll be the first to admit that I don't always rush to review books that I've finished (or haven't been able to finish). The thing is that it's very important not only to the author of the book, but also for potential readers too. Reviews are the lifeblood of many authors hoping to sell their… Continue reading My Twisted Writer Brain…Why You Should Write A Book Review & Seven Easy Steps to Make it Happen.
Almost a week ago I embarked on an adventure with my husband of twenty years. I'll call this new endeavour The Empty Nesters Flee After Child Starts University. It's kind of funny actually because now I find myself tucked into a comfy cozy corner in the back of a twenty-four-foot motor home. If I don't… Continue reading My Twisted Writer Brain…isn’t working!