• Updates
    Journal,  Writing

    Progress Update

    Oh my gosh, guys, things have been one whirlwind of a mess after another. Nothing has gone as planned and progress has slowed, but sometimes you just have to roll with the punches. Here is an update of what I’ve been dealing with: I sent out my manuscript to some beta readers and frankly, the feedback wasn’t good. Many stopped reading all together. My dad ended up in the ICU to the point where he had to have someone with him whenever he left the house (and to be honest, I went over there to check on him even when he didn’t leave) my kids and I walked with him…

  • Update
    Journal,  Writing

    Progress Update

    As I like to do every quarter, I like to tell you how I’ve been progressing with each of the things I had planned to get done this year. It keeps me focused and provide me with accountability when I’ve got others who are seeing what I’m doing and how I’m progressing through each item. How are you doing so far this year? I’d love to hear how you’re progressing on your goals. Let’s get to it… Books Series I’ve had betas go through my first story and let me tell you, I was not expecting the responses that I got. It’s hard to see, but a necessary evil. I…

  • Plans for 2019
    Journal,  Writing

    Plans for 2019

    As I do every year, I like to tell you what I plan to get done during the next year. You can do the same below. I would love to see what your plans are and we can encourage each other to complete our goals for the year. Let’s get to it… I’ll be breaking things up into different categories so it’s easier for me to get down. Books Series Since I’ve come to my senses and realize that I need more eyes going through my stories before they are published, I’ve decided to re-launch my series. They are getting a whole new look, run through with betas and hopefully…

  • Journal,  Writing

    Where Did the Time Go… Half the Year Gone!!

    Half of the year has gone... Where did the time go? It's definitely going faster than I would like...  We are now one half of the way through the year and I thought it would be a good time to review my goals and see where my progress is at. So let's get right into it...

  • Journal,  Writing

    Creating and Planning Characters

    I posted on social media last week about how you come up with your character’s names and that got me thinking how I create and plan my characters. And because I love to share, I thought I would post it here to provide an inside to my thought process and possibly help those who are struggling in some areas. So, let’s dig in. Naming my Characters: When I start a new story, I tend to have an idea for the main character in mind before the story actually starts or is planned out. What they look like, their personality, etc. Whether the character is timid and will grow in strength,…

  • Inspirational,  Journal,  Writing

    New Beginnings…

    The new year brings new beginnings and everyone is ready to forge ahead with plans, goals and resolutions. Since the New Year thrill is still upon us, I’ve been thinking of a way to keep the excitement going… and what better way than with a freebie! Yep, I am offering a New beginning – short story for free! Now, this is in the beginning stages, but I would love your thoughts and heads up… there is a cliffhanger at the end since it leads into my Conquer Series books. So, if you are interested in what happens before Raylynn’s story and how Conquer Enterprise and Security starts, here is a sneak…

  • Shadow to Jazzmine's Heart
    Journal,  Writing

    Jazzmine Now Available

    After late nights and long days writing and editing and revising, I am glad to announce that Shadow to Jazzmine’s Heart (Book 3 of the Conquer the Darkness Series) is now available for purchase!   Book 3 of the Conquer the Darkness Series follows Jazzmine Levant, a drifter tormented by her past and the town who despises her, dubbing her ‘The Beast.’ Determined to live despite the towns rejection, she survives the only what she knows how, within the shadows. Will she find love, and can she keep it or will it slip through her fingers like the shadows that surround her.  If you haven’t read Book 1 or 2, I recommend starting…

  • Accomplishments
    Inspirational,  Journal,  Writing

    Accomplishments… and not one but TWO surprises!

    There is nothing better than being able to accomplish something you have spent years working to complete. My journey as an author has been just that… a journey for many, many years and the first book I began writing on has been a work in progress for the last fifteen years. (On and off, of course.) I say journey because it has been one long adventure with ups, downs and everything in between.    My dream of becoming a writer was put on the wayside, as many things do, when life got in the way. As the years past I found my passion in telling stories of the brave who…

  • Journal,  Writing

    Newly Published!

    Writing is a passion of mine, it is something I enjoy and do multiple times a day and today is not different except that I will be driving two hours to visit my twin sister for a week and help her with a Day Camp she runs every year, but you don’t want to hear about that. Today I have something special for you, actually two things! I don’t usually blog about my books, but then I realized that my followers may be interested in what I write off my blog as well as on it. I want to provide a way to escape the real world and follow strong…