Sunday, August 7, 2011

Blog is moving

Well, after learning that I was being published I started up my own website with my pen name. So, if you would like to continue reading about my journey as a writer,check it out at:

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

August 2nd- A Day To Remember!

Not only is today my son's 7th birthday, today is the day I received my very first contract. Seriously, still in shock. How is the heck did this happen?! Really, someone liked my work? Holy cow! That's all I can say. My dream is coming true.

So, I had to call and text everyone of coarse. My mom cried, and was so excited. I wonder if she was thinking, FINALLY she is doing something with her life. LOL...j/k mom. I have been doing one of the hardest jobs for 7 years, raising my two boogers. She was proud of that too, of coarse.

So, for now I am still in a cloud, scratching my head, wondering if I really read what I did. Thank you to everyone who listened to me for hours and hours on end about this.

More soon.

Monday, August 1, 2011

My Week In Achieving Goals

Last week was an awesome writing week. The creativity flowed. I mentioned that I was going to participate in a twitter event #HaulAssDraft. My goal was for my manuscript to be at 8,000 words. Well, I beat that! I was at roughly 12,000 words! Heck yeah. In fact, I wrote 9,000 words last week. I loved getting past my goal and seeing the progress I made. My original goal was for this book to be roughly 15K but I think my goal now is to be closer to 20K. for those wondering what that means, it isn't a full length book. It s an afternoon or two read. In fact, I have gotten to the point in my reading that I prefer novellas. Authors can pack so much in and you aren't left with all these filler pages that you sometimes want to fall asleep to.

This week, my favorite scene I wrote involved pizza, olives, purple toe nails, and a naughty foot.

I am coming to an end soon. After more writing last night, I have my black moment coming and the ending will soon be here(word count is at 15k now). My mind is already brainstorming the next book in the series. I decided to attempt a small series with this. Each book will be a standalone, but you get to meet the character before reading their story.

So, I am off. Mom duty calls. Just a few more days and these guys will be back to school, the house will  be quiet, and my butt will be planted all day in front of this tiny netbook screen!