Moving Forward

The election is over. My girl didn’t win, but the awful tension I’ve felt for the past few months is gone (at least until January.) I’m willing to give him a chance. The one thing he dreads more than anything else is being seen as a loser, so that may help him take a moderate approach to governing. If not, I’ll deal with it when the time comes. I’m already considering becoming an expat where cost of living is lower than South Florida, so I can write without worrying too much about money. We’ll see. Maybe my books will be turned into blockbuster movies, and I can be financially secure and free of that worry.

But first, I have to write the rest of the Annie McDoogan series. The second book has my kids learning energy healing and running into opposition as they spread the word. The first 25% is solid, but I haven’t yet settled on a complete story arc. But, at least now, I should be able to focus, sit on the beach, and let the inspiration flow.

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When One Bully Stick Just Isn’t Enough

This is Lady, who is introduced in the first chapter of the second novel in the Annie McDoogan series. She’ll be Ming’s pet and they’ll wear color coordinated outfits. Working hard to finish my second novel.

Oh, Happy Day

It has been a while since I posted anything, but today is a breakthrough day that I felt like sharing (and yelling from a mountaintop.) I have an ending for my book! Hooray! The second novel in the Annie McDoogan series might just get published this year. It’s a great day!

 

 

Benefit of Distractions

Having a new puppy is great but full of distractions that keep me from writing. It turns out thats a good thing. It gives my characters time to let me know what they want. In particular, my primary antagonist from book 1, Secret Visions, is demanding the right to return. I thought I was done with Father Sullivan, but it looks like he’ll be back causing trouble in book 2. Stay tuned.

 

Readers’ Favorite Book Award Contest

I know that I said that I had finished entering writing contests, but I came across one yesterday that I couldn’t resist. The Readers’ Favorite contest has a lot of genres and relatively low entry fees. In addition, the organization agrees to sell the winners and finalists books in their booth at the Miami International Book Fair in November and there is an awards ceremony in Miami. Since I live near Miami and I’ve been meaning to go to the book fair, this seems like a good  contest for me to enter. Early Bird deadline – April 1 ($89), Regular Deadline – May 1 ($99), Final Deadline – June 1 ($109).

I entered Secret Visions in the Young Adult – Paranormal genre. I hope to see you at the awards ceremony.