There’s no “I” in Research

January 19, 2014 Author LifeWorks in Progress

Anyone who knows me will stand up and say I am a type-A person. I might even have a smidge of perfectionist in me. (I can see my sister and best friend both rolling their eyes at me – fine, I’m a perfectionist. Better?)  So, when I’m writing, I like to know I have all my facts straight. Or in this case, twisted.

I research.  A lot.

86498094I’m going to preface this story by saying, there’s one important thing to know about me – when I need stress relief, or just a workout, I hit the ballet barre. Hands down my first go-to thing.  I even have a portable one that breaks down and travels with me. My dog is trained to lay under it while I’m working out and he “coaches” me.  (Ok, so maybe he just gives me the “you’re really giving up already,” look when I want to cop out early, but I count that as...Read More

It’s a New Year!

January 4, 2014 Author Life  No comments

Wow, that image says it all.  It’s almost inconceivable that 2013 is over and 2014 is here.

Where did the year go??

As I reflect back on this past year, there have been so many changes in my life and yet, so many things are the same.  One of the major changes is right here!  I’ve updated the widgets, added some new links, and a few new images.

Over the next few weeks and months I’ll be working on a special project, exclusive to this site, which is change number two.   I’m really very excited about it and I hope you’re going to be as enthusiastic about it when you read it as I am writing it.

Change number three will have to do with the general structure of the posts.  There will be times when I’ll have some guest posts, some book reviews, some posts about my life and my writing, and...Read More