Category: Book

Book update: Hiding out for the home stretch

The Boss and I escaped to Connecticut yesterday. We’re here through the weekend for the helping hands, food and family time, but mostly so I can hide out in FIL’s study and write.¬†We’ve been here less than thirty hours and I’ve already written two chapters. It’s amazing how much one can accomplish when you’re not […]

Read more

Book update: Focus on the writing

My days have been flooded with rivers of self-doubt when I think about how I’m ever going to finish my book.   The Boss keeps reminding me to focus on writing the book – not talking about it, or worrying about it, because neither of those two things will help me write or finish this […]

Read more

Book cover ideas, Marie Kondo, and boys

So, I think we have the cover art for my book! There’s still some discussion happening between my publisher, editor and myself, but you know how sometimes you have an idea, and then you come across lots of other ideas, but you still keep going back to your first idea? I think that’s sort of […]

Read more

Book update: Feeling the deadline pinch

My book editor has a trip planned to New York in August to go over our final edits before we submit my manuscript to my publisher. Once they get it, they’ll likely have at least a few questions/edits at which point I’m assuming we just sort of pass my ‘script back and forth like we’re […]

Read more

Book update: Outlining my toddler’s stories

I’ve got an outline for my book that’s a work in progress. This is not the norm after you’ve signed a publishing contract (your outline and manuscript are usually done first), but I’ve been lucky to have publishers that saw my vision in the early chapters I submitted and an editor who only half-irritatedly emails […]

Read more