This week I finished my book. When I say finished, I mean, it’s done, I’m not changing another word until someone willing to pay me money for it tells me too. By now you’re probably catching on that writing a book is a multi step process, so “done” is a somewhat relative term. The kids were… Continue reading One Step Closer
All the Phantom posts have been leading to this, or perhaps you could even say that all of the places that book and musical have touched in my heart, have been leading to this. This is going to be the year of Phantom, because that is what I’m doing… I have begun writing my second… Continue reading Phantom of the Opera Part III
After I finished draft three of The Music Between Worlds I spent some time unpacking the last few boxes from our move last April, and came across the most special book in my library, The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. Our very small school/town library had this illustrated copy when I was in middle… Continue reading The Phantom of the Opera Part I
Years ago I stopped making New Years Resolutions and instead started looking for a word to be my guiding theme for that year. Usually that would lead to a few related goals (goals, not resolutions. Not sure if there is a difference but a goal feels much more manageable.) In 2016 it was “brave”, I… Continue reading 2018
Well, I made it to December in more or less one piece. The last major draft of my book is finished. It’s with a friend now who is editing it for grammar and mechanics, but the story is done. No more changing it, at least not until a publisher gets a hold of it and… Continue reading Happy Christmas
I can not believe I haven’t written since September. SEPTEMBER?! Honestly I had much better intentions. Every time I write a blog post I feel connected to all the lovely souls back in Michigan, Maryland, The Puget Sound and even a couple over seas. It leaves me believing that I will indeed blog, if not… Continue reading Time
I’ve lived with the dream of being a published author almost as long as I’ve been able to read. In my early years of actively pursuing said dream, I used to feel discouraged when other people were successful. I remember going to a conference when I was in college and looking at the massive crowds… Continue reading Enough Success to go Around.