Yep, I’m Writing for Camp NaNoWriMo

April brings with it spring, rain showers, and Camp NaNoWriMo.   Last November I threw my hat in for NaNoWriMo for the first time and came out a winner. I’ve been working on the manuscript since then and thanks to some great feedback from some beta readers, it’s time to compile my notes and do…

March is Almost Over, So How Are We Doing?

Things have been pretty busy on the writing front, but at the same time not busy.   I haven’t been able to get much writing done due to my crazy schedule as of late, BUT there is a big light at the end of the tunnel. I see time freeing up to do more writerly…

Shining Through Experience (4 of 4)

Thanks for hanging in there with me for the conclusion of this story.  It was really fun to write.  If you are behind, please check out PART 1, PART 2, and PART 3.  Enjoy. “I’m tired of trying to see the good in people.” “What do you mean, Annie?” Eddie asked. His hands felt clammy…

Shining Through Experience (part 3 of 4)

If you haven’t caught the previous pieces of this story, please feel free to check out PART 1 and PART 2 before reading, or otherwise, you can just jump on in.  Please enjoy. Frank Rooney had been the manager of the Shop & Save for thirty-eight years, and he wasn’t retiring anytime soon.  He felt…

Shining Through Experience (2 of 4)

If you haven’t seen the first part of the story, please feel free to check it out HERE.  Thanks for reading.   The plan suddenly made sense.  Eddie and Glory made their way through the Peach Groves Mall food court and saw her CIA pick up waiting out in the parking lot.  Eddie had called…

Shining Through Experience (part 1)

I did a four part short story that was really just a fun piece of writing.  Please enjoy part one below.  I’ll be posting the rest over the next few blog posts.   “Shining Through Experience”   Eddie tended to drift into whatever jobs were available that would pay the rent. After only four years…

#sonofapitch

I’ve decided to go ahead and throw my hat in the ring for this year’s son of a pitch.  I’m looking forward to seeing how we do. Title:  Prosperity Age/Genre:  Young Adult / Supernatural – Noir Word Count:  75,000 Query:      Hello Agent                  I look forward to participating in this year’s Son…

#amediting

I am officially back in the editing chair! Having taken a few weeks away to write a few smaller things or just take a mental break, I have returned to take a final edit to my manuscript before I ship it off to begin queries.  This will take a good bit of time still, but…

A Struggle with Writing and a Party

To say that things have been a little crazy lately would be a bit of an understatement. Things at work have picked up drastically and will be at an elevated status of “plenty of stuff to do” for the next 8 weeks.  Once I get to the beginning of April all will be well and…

I’ve Got a New Story…

I had been spending the past week or two looking into different writing contests. My book is still out to beta readers and I’m trying to keep up writing.  I figured a few smaller engagements in short stories may give me different things to pour myself into and maybe win some stuff along the way. …

The Rookie

“The Rookie” When I first came to, all I really could remember was that it was hard to breathe. My head was throbbing and I couldn’t see anything.  I opened my eyes but all I could make out was black.  I called out, “Hello?  Is anyone there?” but all that replied was silence. Ok, where…

The Tidal Wave

She walked along the beach and felt the sun beaming down. It was the perfect weather to be outside.  The air was warm but had a cool breeze that made the day feel refreshed with each wind.  She moved down the beach at a leisurely stroll, feeling the sand move between her toes.  Looking down…