March 1st I began my Color of Woman teaching adventure. Lots of thought provoking activities as I learn to dig deep into my psyche and paint from there, in order to show others how to do the same. How do you know yourself when yourself is constantly expanding and growing? Where’s the center of the compass? … Continue reading And Are You Still Writing?
I’m here at the RWA (Romance Writer’s Association) Convention. A First Timer. I’ve even a ribbon that says so. I was told it’s pretty overwhelming. And guess what? It is! I volunteered for a three-hour gig helping authors at the major book signing for the public. I had a long row of them to fetch … Continue reading What Nora Says
I’ve been a-broodin’ on this with respect to my writing and I’ve come to the conclusion some rules are gnarly little habits and deserve to be broken. It all started with my finding a critique partner. Yay! Fresh Eyes!! I’ve now got someone to look through my pre-edited drafts and point out my wordy habits. We’ve … Continue reading There are rules, and then there are RULES
I’ve got one of those stubborn and rebellious Aquarian minds. Yep, I can be a bit contrary. AND it has annoyed me for sometime now, while browsing through the Amazon.com library, how many books are “first in a series.” “Another series!?” I ranted, “Ack!! There are too many series out there. What’s wrong with a good stand … Continue reading To Series or Not to Series?
A mile up from our new home is a lake. Mr. Al and I took a break, donned our rain gear and took a paddle on said lake. Nature is such a gift. Before that, I pressed the publish button on Sky Dancers (YAY! IT’S ALIVE! IT’S ALIVE!) and uploaded the Kindle version….only to find … Continue reading A Book Is Born!
It didn’t take me long to realize that each painting I painted had it’s own way of becoming. Granted, the basic rules applied, but I discovered there were infinite ways to apply those basic rules. That’s what kept it interesting and fresh for me during my painting career. Now I’m writing books, and I’m learning … Continue reading The Fine Art of Writing…after a fashion…
New Stuff I like to think I’m a techno geek. I’m not. I’m a sham. A charlatan. But this doesn’t stop me from ordering the bigger, better, brighter and shinier gadget when it’s offered on my phone plan. It’s so amazing to me that I’m walking around with a teeny tiny computer in my hand. … Continue reading New Stuff
Good morning! Here’s what it looks like as I write to you. I’m going to miss this lovely little view. Our cozy cabin in the foggy redwoods. One week from today, Mr. Al and I will be in our new home, with two folding chairs, an inflatable bed and the Kuerig coffeemaker. I’ve got my priorities. Two … Continue reading Reflections
Happy Sunday to you all. I’m taking a break from packing and focusing on Sky Dancers. The manuscript goes back to my editor for a quick ‘second read,’ then on to my proofreader. Now that my ‘puter has fully recovered, no excuses. I think this stage is one of the most fun. Dancers is being tweaked, … Continue reading Cast of Characters
…and sometimes it does not. Shall we try this back cover copy business again? Here it is— Abducted into interplanetary slavery. Layla is pregnant, frightened, and very alone, imprisoned on a slave ship speeding away from Earth…alone, that is, until a mysterious young man named Angel drops into her prison cell from an air duct. … Continue reading Sometimes technology works with you…