Thursday, November 28, 2013

Illustration Received for "The Angel Watches"

Just a quick note to mention that I received the illustration today for my upcoming poem, "The Angel Watches" (publish date January 6, 2014).  I think Terri Kelleher did a beautiful job.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Illustrator Link-up for "The Angel Watches"

I received the link-up today for my poem, "The Angel Watches" (publish date January 6, 2014), and I'm excited to be paired with the very talented Terri Kelleher.  Can't wait to see what she has in store on this corroboration!

New Poem to be Published! "She Continues Onward"

Great news, I'm excited to announce that another poem has just been accepted by Leaves of Ink!  This one, She Continues Onward will be published on February 4, 2014.

Remember, you can find all of my upcoming publishing dates on the upper right-hand side of my blog.

Thanks for reading!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Quote of the Day

“A ship is always safe at the shore - but that is NOT what it is built for.” 

― Albert Einstein

Monday, November 18, 2013

Quote of the Day

“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.” 

― Rita Mae Brown

Monday, November 11, 2013

What's in a Name?

Well, frankly a lot.  Especially when you're trying to figure out what to title your book.  No, no, hang on, I'm not finished it yet (actually, disappointingly far behind my projection of a 2013 completion), but as with most books, the title is worked into the story and therefore holds a special significance.   So, here I sit trying to come up with the perfect variation of my working title.  Ugh.  You see, my first thought was a title that is already in use.  It also is two words that by themselves are, well, admittedly kind of lackluster.  So, wanting to keep those two words in my title because of their significance to the story, I am trying to come up with a more intriguing variation.  Yes, I admit, I'm spending a lot of time on a just handful of words.  But as you know, marketing is an important piece of the puzzle.  Think of all the commercials you laugh at, the jingles you sing to yourself and the book titles that either grab you or make you feel something special.  So, instead of the 20,000 more words that I need to write, this morning I'm focusing on five very significant words that are about to steer me toward a bottle of aspirin.  Calgon take me away!  (See, some of you instantly knew what those four words meant, and smiled . . . . . )

Friday, November 8, 2013

Quote of the Day

Or perhaps I should say "quotes".  I couldn't decide, so here are two:

“A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.” 
― Hunter S. ThompsonThe Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

“You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood. 
What mood is that? Last-minute panic.” 

― Bill Watterson

Friday, November 1, 2013