Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Finding my passion

I really like writing for a cause.  And so, over the last year or so, I wrote the content for a non-profit website.  It is something I have done before and LOVE doing. 

You can read all my text at TheMen'sCenter

What took me so long?

I did indeed go to NYC last January.  I discovered that I was a very green writer of novels.  However, I did come back, enroll in a novel writing class, and slog through the very bad first draft of a few chapters of my novel about a young boy, an ancestor of mine, who was captured by the Comanche Indians in the 1840's in Texas.

Perhaps I will finish it, perhaps not.

Monday, January 24, 2011


I've arrived a few days early, visiting in NJ, and it is COLD.  Last night -8 degrees, seriously. 

My first 500 words of my novel have been rewritten daily for the last month.  Tonight I will test them on a ten year old and hit PRINT 18 copies.  I am attending the writer intensive workshop on Friday before the SCBWI conference to be humbled by peer review.

Time to put my mittens back on, signing off.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

NYC Bound

I will be attending the Winter Conference of the SCBWI in a few weeks.   Even though the story I am working on is in my head, I have not written the first 500 words for the critique sessions.  Off to work I go!