End of the Day…

At the end of the day, when we’re slipping away, I wonder if we’ll wonder what we did today. My daddy always asked, did you leave it better than you found it? When I’m hurtling to my death, I’ll wonder that. Did I leave this earth better than I found it? If we all leave this earth better than when we found it, this world would be a lovely place. What am I doing right now to leave the world better than I found it? What did I do today? We all know that the sum of our days equals … Continue reading End of the Day…

Editor’s Tip: How NOT to Choke Your Own Sentences

Authors make some pretty terrible mistakes over and over again. I would know, I’m an author. But I’m also an editor for a small publishing company. Here’s one common writing mistake that can mean the death of a novel.   “Let’s jumble this sentence, add as many words, commas, etc, but not in the right places, and make this sentence as long as possible because, well, I don’t really know why, but I forgot I was still on the same sentence.” Watch your words. A few EXQUISITE words are a whole lot better than a bucketload of kinda-okay words. One of … Continue reading Editor’s Tip: How NOT to Choke Your Own Sentences

Feedback for “The Artist”

So one of my old friends recently bought a book (Yaayyyy!!) and emailed me the other day with this: “We have been really enjoying reading it at bedtime and any other time momma’s hands are dry!  I love the art and the note to your readers at the end especially,  it made us feel like you, as the author, actually cared and you weren’t just some distant random person out to make a buck! God bless you on your adventures.” Thanks so much, Gwyn!! Continue reading Feedback for “The Artist”

Review for “The Artist and the Clay”

This almost made me cry. One of my friends shared “The Artist” with her daycare students, ages 5-9, and asked them what they thought. “Awesomest book ever!” “Total epicness” “She is one of the bestest writers ever!” “I liked her … Continue reading Review for “The Artist and the Clay”