February 17, 2016

Revisions on the emotional arc of GAMERS ongoing. This should be my last revision before sending it to the agent that requested to see it again. Working hard to amp up the emotional arc but leave other plot points alone. Austin needs to be more on edge in the beginning especially dealing with Lancelot. Then starting on the rewrite of FREAK’S RAPE.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Crawfish season in Louisiana is great but when you don’t live there anymore it is something you miss. Softball and baseball seasons at LSU have begun. YEA!!!! Omaha bound or Oklahoma City bound!! GEAUX TIGERS!!!


February 15, 2016

Starting the emotional revision o Austin in GAMERS. Hopefully can I get a good strong emotional arc in my book. Starting the last part of the revisions.

Lily’s Lagniappe: This part of the year in Louisiana is warm and not a pleasant time of year. The air condition and heater can run on the same day.


February 13, 2016

Letting GAMERS sit for a while and read chapter books. Listened to one in the car with 68 chapters. This book had a child’s mother as a enemy to her pet even tough the pet was a bit out of the ordinary.  I found it horrific because I thought it would never end. It was a fantasy within an odd little girl’s world but it didn’t need 68 chapters to tell the story. I felt it needed deep editing.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Mardi Gras is over and lent has begun. Most of the restaurants have a seafood meal on Fridays because no meat during lent on Friday. Usually shrimp and corn soup, catfish dinners and hush puppies.


February 11, 2016

Finishing the overhaul of GAMERS.  Will begin to put in into computer and then start a read through. After this one gets some attention will continue reading chapter books and the self-directed class of chapter books. Then at the same time I am going to start the re-write of FREAK’S RAPE.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Well Mardi Gras is over. Hope everyone had a great time but kept it safe.


February 9, 2016

The critique group has given the necessary changes in GAMERS and I am now going through the edits. I hope that as I go through it I can see the need for their suggestions. Then after continuing the chapter book class and then the derivative products and PD materials for instant ebooks on Amazon.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Today is Fat Tuesday. Wear purple, green and yellow, eat king cake and enjoy the celebration before lent begins. Laissez Bon Temps Roulet!!! Stay safe!!


February 7, 2016

Today is Super Bowl Sunday. I’m pulling for Denver Broncos. Actually I’m pulling for Peyton Manning and hoping he has a great game. I really hope he doesn’t get hurt. Working on reading chapter books and going through the chapter book class with the Children’s Book Academy. I also purchased derivative products class.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Mardi Gras is Tuesday so New Orleans is in full parade mode. Be careful and throw me something mister.


February 5, 2016

Sent revision to critique group and will meet Monday, Feb. 8th to find out what else I need to do. Also working on Chapter Book class and now a derivative product class which could actually provide some income.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Carnival season in Louisiana. School in the lower portion of the state have this week off. LAISSEZ BON TEMPS ROULET!!!!


February 3, 2016

Working now on Chapter Book Class with Children’s Book Academy. It is a self-progressed class. So far I have learned some good things and some of the things I have already can be converted to a chapter book.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Today is national signing day. Most of you have no idea what that is. It is the day when the universities get the new recruits for their football programs. I am watching ESPN now to see how LSU does. We have the potential to having the number one class. GEAUX TIGERS!!


February 1, 2016

Worked a bit on new PB for 12 X 12. Listened to Alan’s webinar and Julie Foster Hedlund’s  Q & A webinar. Must work on PB for February.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Warmer temps in Louisiana will cause stronger thunderstorms. Hopefully Mardi Gras parades run without incident.