January 17, 2018

Must fix Chapter Two in THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE. Etienne’s description of rolling toward the review stand, it doesn’t make sense. Needs a good bit of work. May add two or three paragraphs at that point. Need to also in cooperate more fireworks to get horses started again. Need to feel Etienne’s fear.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Well today is a SNOW DAY. Yard is covered in snow and snowed from about 4:00 AM till about noon then around 2:30 it started again. Please STOP!!!!

Lily

January 15, 2018

The revision of SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD continues. I have also decided to go back to THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE. I really want the very first novel I wrote to get a fair shot at printing. I believe it to be a good premise but it must need more drama. Maybe during revision I can the needed drama for editors and agents to give it a look. I also need to work on synopsis and query letter for THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE.

Lily’s Lagniappe: The LSU Baseball and Softball teams are gearing up for a great start to the season. GEAUX TIGERS!!!

Lily

January 13, 2018

Revised Chapter 31 and 32 on the full manuscript document for SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD. I’m on the short end of revision for the YA novel. Need to revise the synopsis and send to agent in Ohio. I have a card somewhere safe. Also need to revise MG novel BASKETBALL BALLERINA.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Tonight in the PMAC LSU takes on the Alabama . crimson tide. Both teams have freshman phenoms. I’m hoping my phenom does a better job. GEAUX TIGERS!!!

Lily

January 11, 2018

Sent out a new revised chapter for my writers group. Hopefully the group can get to it sometime soon. I am at the end of my novel and tightening up the plot points and making sure every question has an answer.

Lily’s Lagniappe: The LSU Tigers basketball team has already surprised several teams and delivered losses on their home courts. Keep it up! GEAUX TIGERS!!!

Lily

January 9, 2018

Still revising YA novel SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD and MG novel BASKETBALL BALLERINA. Also going through the month of January with Tara Lazar’s Storystorm.

Lily’ Lagniappe: I missed your call today. You never got my birthday correct. You always called me two days late. I love you and miss you everyday.

Lily

January 7, 2018

Still revising SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD and BASKETBALL BALLERINA. Trying to develop PB ideas and manuscripts during the upcoming months.

Lily’s Lagniappe: The carnival season began last night with twelfth night. King Cake parties announcing the court for the Krewes.

Lily

January 5, 2018

Still revising the YA novel SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD and the MG novelĀ  BASKETBALL BALLERINA. Need to work on new titles and ideas for PB. Registered for 12 X 12 again this year in the Gold Level where I can submit to agents. Maybe this year is my year.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Don’t know about the OC at LSU no movement yet on if Canada is leaving. Do know that Aranda is staying. Come on baseball. GEAUX TIGERS!!!

Lily

January 3, 2018

Still revising YA novel SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD and MG novel BASKETBALL BALLERINA. Hoping to decide if I want to go to New York this year for SCBWI conference. Teresa offered me the chance to go. I can decide over the weekend.

Lily’s Lagniappe: The LSU Tigers lost in the last few minutes of the football game again and then threw for four downs (not who we are) to try to score a touchdown. Hopefully next year we will be better.

Lily

January 1, 2018

The start of a new year brings new ideas, new chances, new opportunities, new obstacles, and new challenges. Still in revision for YA SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD and MG BASKETBALL BALLERINA and hoping for new PB manuscripts for the year.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Today is game day. The LSU TIGERS are playing Notre Dame in the CItrus Bowl in Orlando. GEAUX TIGERS!!!!

Lily

December 31, 2017

Revising SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD and BASKETBALL BALLERINA. Hoping to get more PB manuscripts this year. Wanting to get my already finished novels into the revision process. I KNOW WHAT I SAW, SIMON D. SPIDER, ALONE AT MARDI GRAS, and others.

Lily’s Lagniappe: LSU TIGERS are in Orlando for the Citrus Bowl and playing Notre Dame. The Golden Band from Tigerland performed at Disneyworld parade with the cheerleaders. GEAUX TIGERS!!!

Lily