June 27, 2016

Been working on two picture book manuscripts for the last week. Hopefully there will be someone who likes them.

Lily’s Lagniappe: West Virginia is hit again today with rain. Please pray for our friends, family and neighbors.



June 25, 2016

Working a nursery rhyme manuscript that’s rollicking. Trying to make it that way. Working on several rhymes that are known to American kids.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Floods devastating West Virginia. Deaths involved children, so sad. So very sad, keep these families in your thoughts and prayers.


June 23, 2016

Working on manuscripts for June 12 X 12 this month. Wrote one and revised another.  Working this morning on the revision of both of them.

Lily’s Lagniappe: England voted to leave the EU. Major breaking news today. Much confusion and much concern. Hopefully it will end well for them.


June 21, 2016

Worked for about a good week getting submissions ready for Sarah Odedina and with a push on a computer key I sent it over the internet to an editor. Hopefully when she reads it she will have a good feeling about this writer in North Carolina. All I need is a chance and someone to believe in me.

Lily’s Lagniappe: The College World Series is so different this year. Who would have thought that Big Twelve would have three teams in it and they would still be there. Texas tech, Oklahoma State and Texas Christian University are still there. My theory is that these were the three teams that did the best because they weren’t challenged by the competition each and every weekend. In the SEC and ACC every week there is someone to beat up on you. May sound like sour grapes but that is the way I see it.


June 19, 2016

Working diligently on getting my first 20 pages of my YA novel ready to send to Sarah Odedina on open submission day. Revise out into computer print out and reread.

Lily’s Lagniappe: This is beginning summer very soon. First the first time since 1948 there will be a full moon on the summer solstice. Enjoy everyone!


June 17, 2016

Getting synopsis correct and Cover letter for open Submission day with Pushkin’s Children’s Press. Sending She Should Have Told to editor Sarah Odedina, Hoping for the best.

Lily’s  Lagniappe: Extreme heat across the country and today a reprieve from the heat. Nice outside. Enjoy the lower humidity.


June 15, 2016

Writers meeting this morning. Next meeting in a month and travel by Teresa, Gretchen just returned like I did for a drive out west. Sandra’s family coming to visit her. We are going to meet her family on July 3rd.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Working on YA Novel She Should Have Told. Sending to Pushkin Press per open submissions policy for one day.


June 11, 2016

Heading home today and spent a good time with dad. Get back pretty early and the humidity hits you in the face.

Lily’s Lagniappe: LSU Baseball playing tonight and hoping they do well in Super Regionals.


June 9, 2016

One of the last days to go to casino. We get there have coffee and play a few slot machines. In the evening we’ve been watching LSU baseball in the regionals and super regionals.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Hoping LSU makes it to Omaha. But won’t know until the weekend.