April 29, 2016

Working on enhancing the relationship between MC and her parents and a suspicious peer. It is becoming easier to think out of the box. Normalcy just doesn’t happen after a traumatic event.

Lily’s Lagniappe: LSU versus Ole Miss today in baseball. Hope we get the game in before the rain comes. Be careful deep south, big storms a coming…


April 27, 2016

Working and revising my YA novel. Getting excited about the changes and the emotional development of MC.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Storms all over the US. Flooding in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi. Others areas need water. Stay safe.


April 25, 2016

Revision is a wonderful way to enhance characterization, making plot lines stronger, through lines of ideas from beginning to end and plot holes. Being in the middle of the first revision of my YA novel I have found holes, characters needing more dimensions. and areas I neglected. I look forward to reading it again after the first revision.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Spring has spring and the pollen is horrible. Also the thunderstorms across the midwest and south causing tornadoes developing quickly and deadly. Stay safe.


April 23, 2016

Working on manuscript today. Day is warmer and with sunshine. Making Cammie more fleshed out with ugly emotions but because she would have these and she needs to experience them to help the reader understand how horrible this incident was.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Made reservations today for Vet School graduation. Yep, my nephew is soon to be a DVM. So proud!!!!


April 21, 2016

Well the only day in Baton Rouge with sunshine is the day we are leaving. Didn’t sleep a lick last night. i will sleep on my sister while driving today. But it does give me thinking time about manuscript.

Lily’s Lagniappe: The flooding in the Houston area is Biblical. I wonder if anyone is really building an ark. Stay safe Texas peeps!


April 19, 2016

Thinking about making Cammie more angry. Do readers want to read anger? Is is appealing? Can they empathize?

Lily’s Lagniappe: Had coffee and breakfast with family then off to meet more family for lunch.


April 15, 2016

Now in Baton Rouge it is cold and overcast. Had to wear sweater during the day in Baton Rouge. What? In April? Yep in April!!

Lily’s Lagniappe: Strange weather pattern in Baton Rouge. In KOA and been to Enterprise to get car. We are set for the week.


April 13, 2016

Packing up for trip tomorrow to the Deep South. Making sure I have YA novel with me. I may not make many written adjustments but thinking about the plot line is also writing.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Buttoning down the hatches at home and making sure that everything is safe while I’m gone.