Progress Updates

August 2, 2016
Time slipping away

Chapter 30 is in the books… Yay!

Taking a moment to stop, breathe, and applaud myself. Granted I still have twenty-one more chapters left in the grammar check, but I told myself that once I reached chapter thirty I would celebrate. The milestone means I have less than more to do.
July 13, 2016

On to the next phase for A Dream To Share

A Dream to Share goes from brain dump to first draft in four days. A record? Not really given that ii is one of the older ideas in the series.
December 4, 2014

Finished Finally

Wow! It’s been almost three months since I’ve written here? You probably thought I’ve given up on writing, right? No, the exact opposite actually. I’ve been […]
September 30, 2014

This is hard!

I’m about three days into working on Spirit again as part of the copyedit round. I got it back Saturday night. At first I thought to […]
August 25, 2014

One step closer

This last six weeks has been a mixture of emotions and projects pulling me in multiple directions. First of Spirit is back at the publisher after […]
July 13, 2014

Spirit Survived Round 1

According to the editor: Please omit all unnecessary words (hopefully, pretty, really…words that add nothing to your work). Double-check your punctuation..esp. with quotations. 104 sentences begin […]
May 20, 2014

Lasted 4 days . . .

I thought, “Okay, I’ll be fine. Just work on work, social media, and the websites. Don’t even think about the books.” The rest of the 15th […]
May 15, 2014

How do I feel?

There is a scene in Star Trek IV, where Amanda asks Spock, “How do you feel?” He says some answer that starts her off on a […]
May 11, 2014

Four days and counting

With four days left on my extended deadline to turn over Spirit to the publisher, I’m feeling tons of emotions. The normal fear of “how is […]
March 8, 2014

5 weeks and counting

5 weeks until I have to turn Spirit over to a publisher. Am I worried? Slightly. There is still about 14 chapters left to do.  When […]
August 17, 2013

The Experiment is Over (For Now)

I’m in the process of un-publishing my book at Leanpub. Not that I’m giving up. No way. No how. I’ve actually have a better opportunity. I […]
June 8, 2013

Finally figured out the mess of Chapter 10!

I haven’t been writing much lately, as demonstrated by the lack of posts here and the lack of progress on Spirit. I’ve been in computer mode […]
May 18, 2013

Chapter 10 is driving me nuts!

In the original Spirit, the idea was to have my main 21st Century character overcome her fear and ride and win a prodigious competition that lasted […]
May 11, 2013

Chapter 9 is Up on Leanpub

In 1986, when the saga of the whole Stars of Heros series began, I was a college student with two desires related to writing. One I […]
December 29, 2012

Puzzle pieces

Writing like I do is like putting together a puzzle without the picture on the box to guide you. You still have written instructions of what […]
December 2, 2012

When you can’t listen to yourself, listen to your characters

The last day of September, huh?  I knew it had been a while since I had written here, but I didn’t think it was that long. […]
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