There’s something to be said for prolonged meditation on a scene. As my husband and I have been hunting for houses and preparing our house to go on the market, I haven’t had a lot of time for my own writing. So today I sat down for forty-five minutes and popped out about 400 words. … More Meditating on Scenes and Characters
My friend Jeanie Franz Ransom just received some eggs-citing news! Her picture book WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO HUMPTY just won the New Mexico Land of Enchantment Award for best picture book narrative. So right now her eggstremely funny book is sitting on a website just to the left of THE HUNGER GAMES. I’m proud to be an … More What Really Happened to Humpty? He won!!
Stories are fluid things until they’re typeset. That’s when most tinkering stops except for minor word tweaks and punctuation fixes. The Monday before Thanksgiving I finished Calyn’s story again and sent it off to my agent. My hope is that I’ll get a chance to finish it three or four more times with an editor … More Finished Again