Writers are impatient.  Well this one is, but as I just told a commenter on my blog who is setting out to write her first book, patience is required and I had to learn to “cool my jets” during most of the process. You know

I’ve often wondered when I finally got the chance to write this particular post, what I would say and how I would say it…, would I do what I’m doing right now,  playing around with words…, while knowing what I know…, yet keeping my news

It was inevitable.  The first rejection.  Before it happened I thought, maybe I’ll celebrate it.  HA!  It has bothered me worse than I thought it would.  It was a good rejection – and I suppose that’s some consolation.  The agent sent this to my editor:

Since I embarked on the novel idea of writing a novel (yes, there’s a smile in that obvious pun), I have learned the people you encounter day to day who are striving to do the same,  are still willing to stop, and go the extra

I’ve only been posting about once a month, but I felt compelled to do one today based on some recent activity on my desktop here. A couple of months ago I activated a Twitter account and at the same time requested membership to three different