It’s been a busy couple of months! I finally passed my manuscript on to a few friends and their feedback is streaming in. I swear these friends could be diplomats. Their criticism finesse and ideas for improvement have me on the edge of my seat salivating for more, eager to get back to editing. Maybe I’m just excited to receive feedback and bounce ideas [...]
It’s early Saturday morning, the kids are asleep, and I’m typing away at the table.
I’m writing a scene in my memoir where Brian and I return by boat to our off-the-grid resort after two open water dives that’ll go toward our diver certification and we find the private bay full of yachts and the beach swarming with people. We had given all of our staff, [...]
I’ve been quiet here lately.
I took a break from blogging to focus on writing Immersed, the book.
Then I got stuck and wasn’t sure how to fix it.
So I read and researched.
I dissected the chapters of Blood, Bones and Butter to see how another writer wrote her memoir.
I read parts of Don’t [...]
Teaching yourself how to write a book must be the longest way to learn.
I know because I’ve never taken a writing class that wasn’t required to graduate from high school or college, and, I’ve been writing my book for six, yes, six, years.
My degree is in Aviation Management which is probably the complete opposite of [...]
One of the pleasures I’ve found blogging is “meeting” other people who love to travel as much as I do. I’d yet to meet one of those travelers in person, until Andrea Wren of Travelling Wren emailed from England saying she was coming to Seattle and invited me to join her for a hosted dinner at Pan Pacific Hotel. I was thrilled.
Perhaps it was a bit ambitious, or dumb, to declare I’ll publish my book the same year my husband opens a second restaurant. But then again, maybe publishing a book is like having a baby. There’s never a perfect time to do it.
I figured out several weeks ago, that if I wanted to avoid freaking out in Fall [...]
More and more in the writing world, talk turns to self publishing. Since I’ve decided to go that route, I’m especially excited about these bits of news:
First, best selling thriller writer, Jason Pinter, announced the release of FAKING LIFE, his newest novel, self published as an e-book.
He’s not the first [...]
When I was twenty, I headed to Europe with a backpack and my best friend in search of adventure. I enjoyed the museums immensely (really, I did) but after a couple of months spent admiring masterpieces of famous artists, even the Mona Lisa lost her appeal. My mind wandered as we strolled past yet another Vermeer or [...]
I’ve found the best way for me to follow through with something is to tell everyone about it. So I’m going to share something with you that I’ve been keeping to myself. Here goes….
I’m hoping to
My goal is to
I AM going to publish IMMERSED in 2011.
There it is.
How much work do [...]
My kids and I descended on the restaurant on our way to the dinghy. They pulled off their shoes and tossed them in the entry way to the kitchen. Remy went to look for the cat, Simon climbed into the favorite flowering bush. I introduced myself to the new arrivals, a couple just beginning their honeymoon, [...]
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