The Book is Finished.

Your lifeblood bleeds onto the paper. The words flow and it is perfect. Then you start rereading. Version two. Version three. Sometimes you are correct grammar. Version five. Sometimes voice. Version seven. One time I was trying to get rid of all the passives that come from my speaking two foreign languages. I never realized how much they affect my thought pattern.

Ten times. I have written and rewritten this book ten times. Finally, it is ready for an editor. I have awaken with my character telling me, “You forgot! That would give me a headache. Write that down. Headache.”

I owe so much to my writing group. I left them behind in Omaha but they are with me in my heart. “Show, not tell.” I ripped out so much narration and made my character interact. They were lazy and now they live.

The journey isn’t over. It is really just beginning. Now, it is moving forward.

I am a writer. And, by the way, you want to read this book.

NWG 2015 Spring Writer’s Conference

Had a fantastic time attending this year’s conference. I had the great pleasure of a short meeting with Deidre Knight from the Knight Agency. She was an absolute delight and answered the burning question for me… what is my genre. *drum rolls please* We shall call it Urban Fantasy. And it was so.

TheĀ  good news is that I am beginning work on the second book in the series. Onward!

We had a wonderful speaker on the Author’s Platform. It really helped clarify a great deal and hopefully lit a fire underneath me. I’ve been working over my site and there is a fun new material here so check it out. My home page has several links that are worth visiting and there is also a form where you can sign up to follow the site.