Monday, July 18, 2011

FREE Proofreading Services - Calling all Writers!

As some of you may know, I am trying to start a career as a freelance proofreader and editor. At this time, I am willing to offer free proofreading services in order to build my resume. I will proofread up to 20 pages of your work at no cost to you. The only thing I ask in return is that I will be able to include your name and your work on my resume. If you are happy with the results, I ask that you would write a short blurb for my testimonial page. Please note that I will "proofread" only. By proofreading I mean checking a document for errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation and typos. Of course I will check for consistency in formatting, extra spaces, etc.

First come ... first serve! I will get to as many as possible within the next 3-4 weeks.

To inquire:

Expires 8/15/2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Karen Schoen's Book - Proceeds to Rescue

Karen Schoen wrote this fun and freespirited book, A Little Book of Cavalier Wisdom, based on the every day lives of her dogs, Meg and Snapper. Karen's humor and wit really compliment her beautiful photography. This is a fun read! Karen gives Meg and Snapper the voice to impart, upon the reader, the wisdom that every dog possesses! If you are a dog lover, you know how much you can learn from your dog. If nothing else, pure love. Karen has graciously decided to donate the proceeds to rescue.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Hello all! I thought I would check in with a little update. As I've been spending time away from my first novel, I've been working on another one. It's called Esther and it's a bit of a Scarlet Letter type story. Who doesn't LOVE forbidden love? Now I am going to spend some time away from this novel and go back to my first one. I’ve also been reading like a fiend because, well, I believe that the best writers are avid readers. Lately I’ve been into Kate Morton, thanks to Scott.

Unfortunately, I've been very much out of the loop here, but I see that so many of you have landed agents or publishing contracts. Congratulations to all of you who are realizing your dreams. I know that it takes a lot of hard work and determination. It’s very encouraging to those of us who are working toward that goal. I have had to put 110% of myself into my job for quite a while, so that has been quite a road block to my writing. Hopefully I will have the opportunity to really spend some time writing soon.

Monday, January 18, 2010


How is everyone? So much has been going on with you all since I checked in last. I'm happy to see that so many people are getting agents or getting published! Of course I'm not are all so talented! I haven't done much with my book. I don't know why; I just haven't wanted to. Well, I just wanted to wish you all a happy new year...I hope it brings you all an agent and a publishing contract. That way I can say that I knew you when! :-D

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Folded Laundry on Top of my Book

Oh yes, it has been quite the hiatus. It’s been so long, that I even had time to stop feeling guilty about it. It’s part of the process isn’t it? The book sits upon my dresser, half marked up with first edits and with folded laundry on top of it. Come on, at least it’s CLEAN laundry.

Sometimes I crack it open to look at it and I realize that it is what it is, and it’s where it's meant to be at the time…unfinished. However, I do feel myself being drawn into the story once again. My characters are sitting there suspended in time, wondering if I am ever going to fix awkward scenes and hoping for better outcomes. In my head Kate sits there smoking a cigarette, begging me to cut out all of the scenes where she makes a fool out of herself with men. Fat chance.

Well, maybe I will get the urge to sit down and read through it again this weekend. Where will I put the laundry?

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Writer's Block....Unmotivated! I love this guy and all of his great advice. If you don't follow him, you should. That's about it!

Ask the Editor

Anyone have any words of motivation?

Literary Lab - Short Story Contest

Our friends over at The Literary Lab are holding a short story contest! Scoot on over over for details!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

She Gets a Puppy and Poof...She's Gone!

Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing well and writing away! Things have been crazy for me. I am adjusting to my new lifestyle and am having a nice (much needed) break from writing. I think this is good because I will be able to go back to my manuscript with a fresh perspective, and I am looking forward to it.

The puppy still takes a lot of my time, and he really doesn’t like to sleep, be contained, or to not be entertained by me on a regular basis. Sigh! I haven’t forgotten you all…I still check out blogs here and there. Just don’t have a lot of time to myself to play on the computer. Anyway, here is a new video of my pup. Lots of love!!!