Ancient City Romance Author’s Conference

Yes! It’s taken me a week to get to write this because I’m still on a high! I met the most supportive and knowledgeable bunch of published authors who have been together for over fifteen years. What an accomplishment! To have the patience to be critique partners for such a long time says a lot about their […]

Update On My Progress Towards Publication

Hi Everyone, I know it’s been awhile. I’ve been busy going through Gemini again, making corrections based on suggestions I received from one of the agents I submitted to. I believed her comments to be very worthwhile so I made the appropriate changes. I’ve been told by many people in my writer’s chapter that the […]

The RWA National Conference in Atlanta

Truly the most amazing time I’ve had in years! The Atlanta Marriot Marquis was the largest hotel I’ve ever been in, gotten lost in, and burned over a 1000 calories a day in; walking, walking walking, becoming disoriented finding the lecture halls and even our way up to our room on the 41st floor. My […]

Pitching

The June opportunity Michael Hauge, world renowned writing consultant was offering a two day pitching workshop through RWA. He was looking for four volunteers. When I got the email, I immediately emailed the president of our chapter, Loretta Rogers, published military and western romance author and asked if I should volunteer. Of course I knew […]

I Am So Grateful!!!

Wow Readers, so many wonderful things have happened since I wrote last. The past few months I have been working on getting Gemini ready for submission. And I have done exactly that. Partials of Gemini are now with a NYC publisher and 2 NYC agents. So how did I get there? With very hard work […]

Author’s Writing Goals For 2013 & Their Web Sites Cont’d

Hi Ronnie, My primary writing goals for 2013 are to write and submit  three manuscripts and publish two books. Although these are output goals and not high level goals, focusing on them allows me to develop  incremental objectives of how much writing to accomplish each day, week, and month.  As I mentioned in our writing […]

Author’s Writing Goals For 2013 & Their Web Sites

1. My single goal is to finish the WIP.  That may not sound like much, since I’m about two-thirds through the first draft, but  my first book, Damned If You Don’t, went through six or seven drafts and I anticipate the same this time around. Ronnie, best of luck meeting your goals. I’m in awe […]

My Writing Goals For 2013. What Are Yours?

Hi All, I’m seeing it in every group on Linkedin, in my Yahoo Groups writer’s Loops and at my meetings. Everyone is asking, ‘What are your writing goals for 2013?’ So I decided to write a blog on mine and open it up to you, my readers, to add yours. As of today, Jan. 27, 2013, […]

My Writing Life

  Wow! That’s my desk folks! All 606+ pages. 120,900 words of it. The WIP, of the Psychological Thriller, Gemini. As of today, I’ve done my edits and revisions on 22 chapters. 22 more to go. Over the last week, I cut an entire chapter, and deleted around 3000 words. I work on hard copy. […]

Sub Genres In Psychological Thrillers, Part II

We continue, Here the genre is broken down into sub genres. I was generously given permission to reprint this by http://www.cuebon.com/ewriters/index.html Legal thrillers take place in and around the courthouse. Often a lawyer finds a new case to be anything but typical, and soon lives are at stake. Those who bypass the law are ultimately […]