Sunday, February 26, 2012

Love for LDStorymakers Conference 2012

So, last year was my first time to attend the LDStorymakers Conference and is was AMAZING! I learned so much and I am still using the knowledge I gained there. If you are an author or like me an aspiring author, it is a great opportunity. Don't let it pass you by. Here are a few ways to check it out.

This is the official site.
This is the blog.You can also check out the book trailers and find a good book to read here.

You can also become a fan on Facebook at LDStorymakers Conference Page.

Go. Do. Show some love. Share the love. Get excited.

Now, who is coming to LDStorymakers 2012?

Friday, February 17, 2012

Fallen Angel is FINISHED!

A little over two and a half years ago, I began this journey of writing a novel. After writing, editing and rewriting, I finished Fallen Angel today. But, is a novel ever really finished?

I will echo my fellow writer Regina Sirois' sentiment of No. (She authored On Little Wings, you should read it! I'll cover her in another blog post later.)

But as an author you get to a place where you are at peace with the work. As the author of a novel you are deeply intimate with both the flaws and shining moments that make you cry (both from joy and sadness for your character). Is there still room for improvement? Definitely. But for now, I am at peace.

So . . . Who wants to read it?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

In the Beginning

In the beginning, there was a wife putting her husband through pediatric residency, while raising two kids and no way to pursue community theater with such a nutty schedule to live with. What to do for a creative outlet? Then, she was invited to join a writers group. Gasp! She had not written before, it might be a total fiasco. She might not have a talent for it. She asked for total honesty when she brought her first chapter to share, and -- it was well received! Creative outlet found. Fast forward to 2 1/2 years later. Fallen Angel was written, edited with red ink til it bled and then edited again. Soon it will be complete and ready for test readers. Oh, and the first chapter took 3rd place in Womens Romance at the LDStorymakers 2011 conference. As did the first chapter for Banished in SciFi. Now two more first chapters are submitted for the LDStorymakers 2012 conference. Will they be winners? We'll see. But, regardless, they were a ton of fun to write!  And that is what the point of the writing is, to have fun! And now it is time to take writing to the next level by entering the world of blogging. May the words be with us!

What is your creative outlet?