I’m pretty sure my lovely editor wanted to reach through the computer screen and strangle me. In October, I had her look at the first book I ever published, To Honor and Cherish, the one I was so proud of. I’d submitted it to various agents and done an obscene amount of rewrites on…to find…… Continue reading The Eyes Have It
No, not the “boys in the basement” inner voice, the other one. Have you ever been held captive by yourself? I have. A little over twenty years ago, I was a senior in high school and had joined the choir for my last year of school. The choir director was incredibly intimidating to me, and…… Continue reading Tell Your Inner Voice to Stuff It
When I researched what rural Kansas felt like, I hit a roadblock. I couldn’t pick up and visit, it just wasn’t an option. Cue my friend Molly Totoro, from Kansas. While she is not at all rural, she has lived in Kansas for a number of years and told me about climate, topography, feel, and…… Continue reading Introduction to Rural Kansas
Voice means everything. Voice is what makes my writing different from all others that you read. Give me a topic and you may someday find someone who comes up with the same sentence as me, but it wouldn’t be easy. My life experience, reading, education, and aptitude form my voice. While it will most likely…… Continue reading Who Are You and What Do You Want From Me?