April 9, 2016

Revising my YA novel. Adding more edginess to Cammie. The plot is beginning to thicken and more 3 dimensional.

Lily’s Lagniappe: The weather this spring is horrible for certain areas of the US. Stay safe!


April 7, 2016

Mustered enough guts to send in required documents to the agent that requested a second look. Working on the YA novel about date rape. Have an idea for a new YA novel about sisters, need an idea for a new Picture book.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Well, soon to be leaving to go to Louisiana. LSU spring game on the 16th and a baseball game on the 20th. Hoping the weather is spring like with no showers.


April 5 2016

Back in Hickory to cooler temps. Good writing weather. Really getting into YA novel. Needing to add guests to the run of novel, need to beef up some aspects of character and then condensing some dialogue. This is hard for me. I respond more to dialogue but apparently I am alone in that.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Leaving in two weeks to visit family in Louisiana. Attending the spring game and then watching a baseball game on the 20th. GEAUX TIGERS!!!


April 3, 2016

Birthday party day. Lots of fun and great party attendees and their parents. Loving kids and great parents; as they left the party Brooks hugged each child. We can learn so much from our kids. Really getting into the revision of FREAK’S RAPE. Rewriting some areas that have been suggested to be either scaled down or beefed up.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Last night at the RV park the wind was unbelievable. It shook our RV. So much so Brooks was afraid it was going to be pushed over. We knew it wouldn’t happen but all in all it was scary.


April 1. 2016

Beautiful day today. We made it to Charlottesville and had a great evening with Cherish and Brooks. We all had a good night’s sleep and now we’re shopping for the party. He’s excited and hyped up. It is important birthday, number 6. Well, writing of course, has taken a back seat but I am beginning to work on FREAK’S RAPE. The freelance editor I hired has suggested a name change. (I knew she would). She suggests SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD. This is an important through line throughout the novel.

Lily’s Lagniappe: LSU Baseball and Softball had a iffy weekend weather wise. Baseball shifted to a double header on Saturday and Softball had trouble finishing the series. GEAUX TIGERS!!!


March 31, 2016

Headed to Charlottesville, VA to see Cherish and Brooks. Big birthday party weekend. Hoping that we have good weather for his party. He’s starting spring break as soon as we get there. No school on Friday and all next week. Finished revision of GAMERS OF THE ROUND TABLE. ¬†Working on Query letter to agent. Perfecting it then sending it in. Fingers Crossed!!

Lily’s Lagniappe: Horrible weather across the US! Please stay safe out there.