I did it!

I met my 50,000 word goal on November 18th. As of today’s validation, I have 62,481 words in my NaNo novel! It’s still not quite done. There’s lots that I’m working on to get the first draft finished, and then of course, there’s editing and revising and all that good stuff. But I took the challenge and I met it, […]

Share with me, won't you?

I have a question for you all. As I mentioned, I am planning to run a promotion on my books next week. But I’ve been thinking. I’d like to know, when you buy ebooks for someone as a gift, when do you buy them? Do you wait until right before Christmas to make sure they don’t find out? Or do […]

Chilly days and nights and their effects on my brain

We’ve finally had a real cool down! Seriously, the last 2 or 3 nights have gotten down into the 40s, and the days have been just breathtakingly beautiful: cool temps, no humidity, gorgeous sunshine. I got to wear a (very lightweight) cardigan sweater to the park yesterday (over a tank top, but it still counts, right?)! My kids have ADHD. […]

NaNo, planning – and a freebie

I’ve been super busy the last couple of weeks. October is always a busy month for me. There are 2 birthdays and an anniversary all within about two weeks in October, so there’s lots of planning, shopping, baking and celebrating going on. With my decision to do NaNoWriMo this year, that adds even more to do, since I’m busy plotting […]

Autumn is coming…faster than expected

Where I live, there isn’t that nice long easing into fall from summer: we don’t get the changing leaves, or the gradual decline in temperature, or any of that other nice stuff that you people up north get. Usually, what we get is hot, long days until one morning, BAM! We wake up and it’s like 40 degrees out or […]

A very strange night…

Last night was odd, to say the least. My kids and I were watching TV – I don’t remember what we were watching – although, technically, I was more reading than watching, but whatever. Anyway, between 9 and 10, we heard this really strange sound.  At first, it almost seemed like thunder, except that it lasted too long and was […]

The power of guilt

When I was 15, I got a cat. He was a sweet little kitten, only about 2 weeks old. I named him Timid – it fit. He was shy, he was independent, and he did not enjoy a lot of attention and affection. When he wanted those, he would let you know; otherwise, it was best to leave him alone. […]

Someone's fate in my hands? No, thanks!

Last week, my kids and I were swimming and, as we usually do when we’re in the pool, listening to the radio. Our favorite afternoon DJ happened to be off the air that day, because he was at the courthouse for jury duty.  It brought up an interesting discussion between my oldest and myself. He wanted to know if I […]

Thank you!

So, starting Sunday (the 18th), I noticed a very interesting trend in my sales: they skyrocketed in the UK. I’m not sure what happened, but I wanted to say thank you for buying my books and I truly hope you’re enjoying them. Things are starting to settle down a bit here.  We’re getting close to starting our school year, and […]