November 28, 2015


Jon Boe Paulsen: The Blue Hour
Eva Marie Everson Spontaneous Creativity: She sat and waited--day in, day out--for the hour to come. That sweep of time within the day when the world turned blue and her senses were ignited. She poised herself by the window, face turned...

November 16, 2015

1957. What a great year. Elvis Presley appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, Wham-O produced the first Frisbee, American Bandstand joined the ABC Television Network and ... well ... I came into the world.  



On Sunday (as I often do after church), I turned on Netflix...

November 13, 2015


Okay, so for the last few days I haven't blogged about my journey into NaNoWriMo ... about my 1,000 word a day goal ... about getting this novella (which I'm really starting to love) finished by December 1, which is the due date. 


I've been busy.


There's a lot to rese...

November 7, 2015

I almost laughed out loud today when I went to check the number of words I'd written. 


One thousand and four. 


Four words over my goal. 


But, for someone who is accustomed to writing (on average) 3,000 words a day ... that was a tad disappointing. However, I spent time...

November 4, 2015


The book  I'm currently writing for Abingdon Publishing is a Christmas novella. I've wanted, for years, to write a Christmas novella. Yay!


This book has to have an element of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. It is not to be a retelling of the story, but rather have...

November 3, 2015


What in the world, you may be asking, is Nanowrimo?


Most of us in the publishing world know ... Na= National No=Novel Wri=Writing Mo=Month.


Every year, thousands sign up, committing themselves to write a first draft novel. This means it's not quite ready for publicati...

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