My daughter is nine years old, whip-smart and full of spunk. She’s also at the age when school starts to take a bit of work. She’s learning that she can’t get by on smarts alone. I find myself telling her in various tones of voice and at various volumes that she has to be twice as smart, work twice as hard, and be twice as nice to get the same of recognition that a boy gets.
There are only a few hours left to get The River Maiden for .99! This is probably the last time that I will be discounting it before the pre-order period for Cauldron begins. Don't miss your chance.
I am making good headway on Cauldron, and seem to be on track for a late spring/early summer release. However, much of that will depend on my editor's schedule as well as mine. So, keep your fingers crossed.
October is my favorite month because every year it seems to be busy with some of my favorite things; Celtic festivals, writer's conferences, birthdays and visiting friends. Plus leaves start turning, weather gets cooler and everything is great. This October however was NOT what I had hoped for.
Like a crazy person, I thought I had a chance of finishing a draft for Cauldron in October. I don't think there is that much left to write, and I was (and still am) looking forward to exorcising this particular plot from my brain. Unfortunately, this October it seemed that life was conspiring to thwart me.
I have been so heads-down working on Cauldron, that I seem to have neglected to post about the new Once and Future Short Story, Buddy. Readers of The River Maiden might remember Sarah MacAlpin's childhood friend Buddy Corbett. I have revisited the grown up Buddy to see how he remembers that magical summer when he and Sarah shared their first kiss.
Working on #Cauldron & keeping my hands toasty w/ my @storiarts Jane Eyre writing gloves. #wordnerd
Day 11 of #authorlifemonth is a favorite review. This one is from Diane, who only hated the ending because she wanted more. Even better than this review is when Diane found me at a conference to tell me about her favorite part of the book. I have the #bestreadersever