All Nighter

The all nighter is finally over and I felt like I was in school studying for a final. Friday night approached and I was determined to return the final book review to my fellow writers. What I really wanted to do was to have a good dinner, rest, and relax after a long week. IContinue reading “All Nighter”

Love Notes

I was getting ready for today’s prompt when something wonderful happened. My forgetful nature of setting things down and forgetting them gave me a surprise. I hid a Valentine’s Day card for my husband in one of the books I’m reading, and it made me smile. I thought, “What a great surprise to give someone,Continue reading “Love Notes”

Publishing Race

Crunch time is here for my two authors and I’m feeling the deadline pressure. There are few more things I need to share when it comes to the hitting the publishing button, and you may want to look at the FAQs of your fellow authors who’ve used the same platform. Why? Hitting publish isn’t theContinue reading “Publishing Race”

A Poet’s Chair

This week we’re exploring books from around the world and I have to ask, if you could plan a literary tour around the world where would you begin? Would you start in your own country? Or, would you begin your journey on another continent? I’m thinking this might be my idea of a retirement plan.Continue reading “A Poet’s Chair”

My literary tour, Around the World in 80 Books, has seen the light of day. I cracked open the cover to the introduction and right away there was a reference that I’m adding to my list. David Damrosch said he fell into another world as he read, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman.Continue reading

The Gaming World

After this weekend, I understand why I traded our Xbox for an iPad. My husband recently acquired a game controller for an Xbox one and it was a bad idea. Why? My plans to get more things on my writing list were deterred by a game on our tv and a new controller. It wasContinue reading “The Gaming World”

New Book Release Coming Soon!

The end of the week is finally here and my fingers are itching. I’m so close to pushing the publish button, it’s hard to hold myself back because I take my own advice. I need to do a few more rounds of proofs before I launch my next journal. Yes, the big day is finallyContinue reading “New Book Release Coming Soon!”

Ready to Launch?

Another week is passing at the start of the year, and I need to ask if you’re ready to launch? Have you even made a plan to get published this year? I know the idea can feel like you’re buried under the mountain, not at the bottom but making a plan is the best wayContinue reading “Ready to Launch?”

Traveling the World Through Books

My list of books is growing for 2022. I decided that my first books of the new year are going to help me travel the world through words, since many borders that I want to cross are closed. My fingers just pressed the buy button and a new book by, David Damrosch. I’m about toContinue reading “Traveling the World Through Books”

Book Review Update

Have you found your quiet alley yet? Or, wandered through some unknown city? I’m trying by reading a new book but the style wasn’t what I expected. I wanted the poetry of Paris. Yes, the sappy read with a glass a wine and maybe a little romance. The recommended read did make me laugh aContinue reading “Book Review Update”

Book Read

This morning my front door opened and I saw the light blank of white on the side walk as my husband left for work. I prompted turned around and decided to return to my layers of warm blankets. The winter blah got me again, and I decided to stay inside today. Plus I had theContinue reading “Book Read”

The List

One thing I told readers of my blog is to keep an open mind when it comes to getting published. We tend to think only of traditional full length novels but there are several ways to get your foot in the door. For example, short story writers have become more recognized and made the PulitzerContinue reading “The List”