Posts Categorized: Writing


I apologize in advance for the length of this post, but I need to explain this in its entirety – which means that it’s gonna be a long one (or several posts, whichever works better). Ok. First of all… a few basics: If you believe Genesis 1:1 – 2:2 to be a literal creation by… Read more »

On Growing Up as a Writer – accepting criticism

I have recently realized (as in the last year) that if you can’t take criticism, you aren’t ready to send out queries. You aren’t ready to publish. Because if you can’t take criticism, then you aren’t ready to improve. I wasn’t ready when I self-published my first book. I wasn’t ready when I self-published my… Read more »


What is it about Fridays that makes it impossible to get anything done? I planned to start working on my new novel today. I planned to work on an outline at least, if not get a few pages written. But here it is, almost 4pm and I haven’t written a word. I haven’t even opened… Read more »

Progress Report

I am ready to submit my book to the ABNA contest, a full week early! Hoorah. I have sold 15 books this month! I do intend to continue with some polishing and I look forward to getting feedback from my editor(s), but I feel confident that my manuscript, excerpt, and pitch are as ready as… Read more »