CampNaNoWriMo Success

I did it! Yay, me! I am so excited. I wrote 50,000+ words in this summer’s Camp National Novel Writing Month. This is my second time being successful. Here are a few things I’ve learned from the experience: 1. You really do need to just sit down and write. Nothing like a 50,000 word goal…

Guest Terri Giuliano Long: Rabble Reads: For Only $1 You Can Change the Publishing Industry!

Follow the #rabblereads tag on TwitterIn publishing, few subjects raise more ire or elicit more distrust than book reviews. The New York Times story “Swarming a Book Online,” says reviews “on Amazon are becoming attack weapons, intended to sink new books as soon as they are published.” Author David Streitfeld writes: In the biggest, most…

The Party: A Halloween Short Story

Happy Halloween everyone! Here’s a short story for you! I’d love some feedback! —– The house glittered and glowed in the twilight. JoElle hugged herself, smiling in the waning light. On the front walk, outside the wrought iron fence that surrounded the property, she knew the house was impressive. Smugly, she knew that, once again,…

50 in 2012: Low Pressure by Sandra Brown

I can always count on Sandra Brown (BEWARE: this is an incredibly annoying website, so visit at your own risk. If you do visit, you will be held hostage to mute-less music and a flashing intro that cannot be stopped!) to deliver a fast and pleasant read. Low Pressure delivered as expected. In Low Pressure… Bellamy Price…

No One Can Make Me…

No one can make me…feel bad about myself if I don’t let them. We’ve all heard the Eleanor Roosevelt quote before. But sometimes, I confess, I let them get to me. This week, particularly, I had one of those triggering moments. What is a triggering moment? It’s the moment when something happening in the here…