Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Book Signing

As I go through the process of setting up my first book signing, I keep wanting to pinch myself. Is this really happening?

Well, yes.

The books are two anthologies I've contributed to, "Love Is A Verb Devotional: 365 Daily Inspiration To Bring Love Alive" and "Celebrating Christmas With . . . Memories, Poetry, and Good Food."

The book signing is at Evangel Family Book Store in Grants Pass, Oregon on December 17th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Guess what I found in writing these stories? It's my niche. I never imagined myself writing for anthologies, so I never pursued it. When my Christian writer's list put a call out for stories, though, I thought, "Why not?"

I penned a story last June. It was accepted in September, and that was a first for what I hope is a long career in anthology writing. Even when I become book published, I want to contribute to anthologies. They're quick, and a great way to share stories with readers for a belly laugh, or to cause them cry, or say "Yes, someone understands." That's what we writers work toward to make our readers FEEL an emotion, while giving them an entertaining story.

I'll let readers of my blog know how the signing turns out.

Until next time . . . I work on the signing.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My Own Version Of NaNoWriMo

I wish I could be involved in NaNoWriMo, but Novembers are crazy, busy for me. Then, I thought of my New Adult story written in pencil on a legal yellow ledger. It's my new work from last winter. What could I do to push myself to enter that first draft into Word?

Then, it came to me. I called my friend Lisa. "Guess what I'm doing in a kind of NaNoWriMo?" Then I told her about my story that I needed to get into Word.

Lisa said, "I'm doing something similar."

Wow, great minds and all, you know.

Lisa laughed. "We'll call it NaNoWriLite."

Yes, I like that.

So far the project is working. I've marked the page count of each day on my calender. I'm behind five pages of SEASON OF THE FAWNS, but I can catch up.

Until next time . . . write, write, write, NaNoWriMo.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Celebrating Christmas With . . . Memories, Poetry, and Good Food

I have another story coming out in a book anthology titled, Celebrating Christmas With . . . Memories, Poetry, and Good Food. The book jacket was created from photos contributed by some of the authors.

My story is titled, SEASON OF THE GUINEA PIGS. I really enjoyed writing about the past when our children were young.

This book will be out the first week in December. As soon as it is, I'll be shouting it from the roof-tops.

Until next time . . . I write.