Sunday, October 16, 2011

Murder On Spyglass Lane

It took three years to finish my psychic novel Murder on Spyglass Lane, but it's done and edited to within an mm of its life. I even got brave enough to send it out to an agent and a publisher. It's a precious thing, a finished book. Like a newborn nestling in the crook of your arm. Even if you don't write, but do some other craft, you know what I'm talking about. Saying The End is just the beginning. The work takes on a life of its own and you are pushing, nudging, and encouraging it on its way to popularity and success.
I have put the first chapter on my website for reading. If the people I have approached aren't interested...I will publish this work on Amazon using their Create Space and Kindle programs. Either way, it will step into reality.
I've been called a lot of things, some good, some not, tenacious, stubborn, obstinate, daring, and such are terms that make me smile. Why? Because it means I rarely accept failure. I keep trying, working, and sometimes...I even win the day.
You can read the first chapter of Spyglass Lane at The first person who emails me about the book will get a free gift for doing so. Now...the race is on. Go for it!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Rewards of Reading & Writing

As a writer, I don't get to read as much as I used to. I do, however, enjoy a good story just like everyone else does, so when a good book comes along, I drink it up as though I was parched in the dessert sun.
I belong to a writers group in RI. We meet on the first Saturday of every month, except in the summer when we have time off for two months. This month I had the chance to meet a new member, Jayne Omerod. Her new book comes out on the 10th of this month. I read the brief blurb on the back of the book mark she gave me and now I can't wait to read this book as well as the next one she has coming out. Gosh! I really can't wait, but will have to cool my jets, I guess.
Anyway...if you are a writer, an aspiring writer or are just curious about what writing groups do, find a group in your area, visit as a guest, and maybe you'll take the next step in your "I want to write" process. That's what got my engine running and I haven't been able to stop. (By the way...there is no finish line in writing, you just keep going.)
Jayne Omerod's book is "the Blond Leading the Blond", published by Avalon Books and her website is
The rewards for reading and writing are great, especially when you get to hang out with like minded folks who are so talented. You also get to know about their books before anyone else does. What a treat!!!