Monday, October 31, 2016


Happy Halloween!

The last couple weeks have been crazy, but the good news is they finally started the foundation of our house!  I won’t bore you with the excruciating details of our struggle with the county over paperwork but we’re finally on the way. 

I mentioned last time that I was getting ready to go to the Surrey International Writers Conference. I went, it was amazing, and now I’m trying to fit back into regular life. If you want a great overview of the rollercoaster that is a trip to Surrey, Rose has a great one. There's another great summary here.

I’ll probably be talking about Surrey on and off for, well, forever. I’m a convert. For me, it was very validating as a writer. It was also amazing to meet so many people who have the same goals, who are going through the same struggles. I was very impressed with how friendly and supportive everyone was. The classes were well taught and varied. There was always an option, something I needed to learn. More frequently, there were multiple classes I wanted and it was torture to decide. I had numerous agents and writers tell me how different Surrey is from other conferences, in all the best ways. I’ll definitely be returning. And I'd love to see you there!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Due to sick kids, Surrey next week, and a slew of last minute paperwork as the permit we've been waiting on for THREE MONTHS is maybe finally coming in, I'm taking a couple weeks off. See you in a bit, hopefully with a lot of updates.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


Sometimes other people say it better than you can.

This. This is perfect.

It's a comfort to know that successful, wonderful authors can struggle in the same way I am. That I'm not hopeless or unfit to be an author. Even better to know that there is hope for this horrible first draft I'm fighting with.