February 17, 2018

Revising my two young adult novels SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD and THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE. Also going through the Storyteller Academy modules and lessons.

Lily’s Lagniappe: LSU SB and BB teams are in action this weekend on Friday both won. GEAUX TIGERS!!!


February 15, 2018

Met writers meeting for breakfast today. Different breakfast and threw the wait staff. Read some picture books recently and realized that they are simplistic in their structure but not their message.

Lily’s Lagniappe: College baseball season starts tomorrow. GEAUX TIGERS!!! Beat Notre Dame.


February 13, 2018

Continuing to revise and learn about picture books at the same time. Going chapter by chapter in SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD and THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Olympics very interesting and it is really cold in Korea. Not a place I will ever visit. Too cold!!


February 9, 2018

Revising and working through Storyteller Academy modules. Revising my two young adult novels SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD and THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE. need new ideas about picture books. This new practice of three pages a day seems to bring some benefit.

Lily’s Lagniappe: The Olympics start today from South Korea. I will watch because I do love the Olympics.


February 7, 2018

Revising two young adult novels and also taking picture book classes from Storyteller Academy.  I hope to finish the revisions pretty soon and then try to attract an agent and get things rolling. I can continue to write and perfect picture books along the way.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Well, losing a 5 star to Alabama wasn’t the way I wanted NSD to go but I want players that want to be as LSU. They try harder, learn more and perform better on the field. GEAUX TIGERS!!!


February 5, 2018

Continuing the Storyteller Academy modules, revising my two YA novels SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD and THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE. Hoping that all this extra work helps me with picture book manuscripts. I really want to get one published. Need to turn up the heat on myself to get several manuscripts written and revised.

Lily’s Lagniappe: This is going to be mean but… watching Tom Brady walk back to the sidelines knowing full well he was going down and not winning the Super Bowl was a great moment for me. Also great to see Bill Belichick head to the locker room know he wasn’t going to get another ring. However, Belichick was far more congratulatory with the Eagles coach. I’m not a fan of the Patriots at all but I do hope the Ron Gronkowski doesn’t come back. He has had too concussions and injuries. He needs to protect his body for his future.


February 3, 2018

Started the Storyteller Academy this week and am working on modules to help me write better picture books. Also revising YA novels SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD and THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE. Using the methods of the picture books to apply to a larger works such as middle grade and chapter books.

Lily’s Lagniappe: There are some LSU ball players in the Super Bowl today. Punter Donny Jones and DB Jalen Mills. GEAUX JONES AND MILLS!!!


February 1, 2018

The revision process for both novels THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE and SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD.  I am also working on Storystorm for the month of January and started Storyteller Academy today.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Tomorrow night LSU gymnastics is on television at 8:30 EST. GEAUX TIGERS!!!


January 31, 2018

A quick trip to Gatlinburg with my sister. We found a few odd things but tried not to go the conspiracy theory. We went into Knoxville for the Tigers versus Tennessee. It was a loss but we played until the end.

Lily’s Lagniappe: The Tigers went into Knoxville and lost but played a decent game. Hopefully we will do better on Saturday.