The rewrites are finished! #amwriting #amNOTrewriting, hallelujah!

I was two weeks late with ‘B’ but it’s done at last. I can now move on to new projects and their inherent all new mistakes! Can’t wait!

The next story I’m tackling is a Christmas romance novella and I’ll follow that up with some sci fi. Mmmmm, Christmas, colony science fiction and space opera. Love it, love it, love it.

happy retro writer


I see a light…a light! #amwriting #amrewriting #amrerererewriting

I’m almost through with the rewrites! All that’s left is ‘B, or How the Bogeyman Didn’t Save Christmas’  and, since it’s relatively short, I should be finished with it before my self-imposed deadline on March 1st. It should be, I doubt it will be. This one needs much more than the face-lift I gave the others. It was my first book so the amount of WRONG is boggling my mind. But it’s a Christmas book so I have time.

I’m also slogging my way through Create Space. I took down everything and flounced off when CS wouldn’t allow me to change the titles of my paperbacks. I went creeping back when I saw that Amazon’s paper program didn’t have a wide distribution. Bugger! But I carry on. I’m so looking forward to being done and, this time, being done WELL!




My rewrite is a painful, debilitating…TURD! #amwriting over and over and over. (Blog Post)

I’ve finally finished ‘An Autumn Beginning’ and it’s beautiful. Then a new critique of ‘Souls by the Sea’ came in and it’s spot on. I have more work to do. Fortunately just an explanatory line here and there but, oh, what a world, what a world.

Well, nevertheless, the end is nigh. Come March I’ll be finished with all of it and I’ll be able to concentrate on serious marketing and writing something NEW at last. Probably a silly Christmas romance, of all things, but it’ll be NEW!!!!1!!

Amazon is totally blameless but I’m gonna blame them anyway.

Apparently this is chores week. I’m so wrapped up in household/winter fiddly-ness that I’ve let my writing objectives slide. This weekend, however, will see the end of the rewrite (and it’s truly a rebuild from the ground up, yikes) of An Autumn Beginning, my one romance short. Why I wrote a Thanksgiving story after all the research I put into Christmas romances is totally beyond me. That’s another thing that needs to change. Yep, something else I got wrong.

And it’s all Amazon’s fault! Why? Why not. I’m not taking responsibility for my own goofiness.



I found the elusive ‘change my avatar’ button on this WordPress theme. I no longer have vintage nip-slip on my site. How embarrassing.

In other news I’ve finished the tweaks to the Souls by the Sea Series and Super Witch (of the same universe) and I’m soooo relieved and glad. All I have left is my romance, An Autumn Beginning, and my first book B or How the Bogeyman Didn’t Save Christmas. Both of which, sadly, need much more than a simple facelift. They’re getting nuked from orbit and rewritten entirely. Ya gotta do what ya gotta do. What a year for learning! And I’ve been so busy lately I’ve made my neck and shoulder sore. These last two will be finished soon.

I’m looking forward to the steady-drip promos and then, miracle of miracles, I’ll start something new. My brain is buzzing with ideas. WOO HOO!


Workin’ my way back to you, babe… #amwriting but slowly.

Oy vey, I’m making good progress on the rewrites but I wish I were a touch faster. (I’ll never stop wishing for speed.) The Souls by the Sea series, however, is FINISHED and that was my main concern. Super Witch is part of that universe so it’ll be finished by this weekend and everything else will be done by Feb, 11th OR ELSE.

That’s the day Super Witch gets out of Select (moron me forgot to uncheck the ‘automatically re-enroll’ box after my initial 3 months were up) and I’m going to start a massive marketing campaign for everything and its dog. 2017 was a learning year and I’m wielding my mighty new skillz!

And have lost my mind, clearly.  But while I’m setting up the marketing I’ll be FINALLY working on something new. What, I have no idea.