Novel Publication-Phase 4

I’m happy to announce my paperback and ebook ChangingHabits have improved  on Amazon. After receiving my ARCs, (Advanced Reader Copies) an advance release of a book, sent to reviewers before publishing. ARCs are as review copies, or uncorrected proofs.  We (my husband* and I) created a revision map consisting of the following minimal items: chapter, location(s) character(s) action(s) […]

A Writer’s Proclivity

via Daily Prompt: Proclivity Taking on this “Daily Prompt” jolted me out of my plan to ease back into my writing. The word proclivity made me laugh. It strengthened the image of idiosyncratic writers. No two writers take the same mind trip as they work their craft. Each writer begins and ends using a mind set […]

Novel Publication – Phase 3*

My proofreader met with me notes in hand  and a two inch thick manuscript with yellow highlighted words and a questions written in the margin. She validated my locations. She felt one of my characters needed  to reveal her fierceness sooner. Add to this my biggest supporter and critic, my husband, summed up the main […]

I’ve Survived Filing Taxes

Like many of my fellow Americans, I hate doing taxes. Now, my life is better than most. I have a roof over my head and food on my table. I am a retiree. I saved diligently in a 401k for these “golden years,” but a severe medical event took me out of the work place […]