It’s a new year, booklovers. You know what that means . . . Goodreads Reading Challenge! Do you aim high or low? I see myself as kind of a cheater. I usually pick a low number—say, 30—and then increase the number throughout the year. That way, I’m guaranteed to win the challenge. CHEATER! I chose … Continue reading New Year, New Books!
So, for those of you who follow this blog, you might’ve noticed I didn’t do my usual mid-month post. That’s because I was deep in the middle of writing a sci-fi romance for National Novel Writing Month. November is a stressful, busy month to begin with. Add to that the pressure of pumping out 50,000 … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Winner!
For writers, November means one thing: National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo. The idea is, you write every day, all month, and at the end, you have 50,000 words. A full novel. Or, at least a very good start to one. I participate in NaNoWriMo most years. I’ve won a few times. (Winning means you … Continue reading NaNoWriMo
Yesterday was my first true book event since 2019. (I went to an arts event last month, but I don’t think of that one as a book signing.) Wow, seeing those words in black and white is wild. TWO YEARS. One thing all authors need for book signings is an elevator pitch. Basically, explain your … Continue reading Elevator Pitch
Autumn around our house means BAKING. One of the most popular items I bake this season (and no other time of year) is pumpkin bread. Spread a little autumn cheer and bake the recipe below. It’s best served with crisp autumn air, a cracking fire, and some hot cocoa. Paulette’s Pumpkin Bread Ingredients: 1/3 cup … Continue reading Happy Autumn