July 21, 2016

Today one of my critique partners is undergoing surgery. Praying all goes well. Well still working on PB manuscripts and adult coloring books.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Today on SEC ESPN is LSU day. Every school in the SEC is getting a day to play old football games, basketball games or baseball games that were meaningful in their seasons. Love me some LSU. GEAUX TIGERS!!!


July 19, 2016

Continuing to work through Create Space to put more adult coloring books into place on the Amazon website. Hopefully I can make a little money this way. I have two thus far but neither is on the Amazon website yet because I have to see it in book form and approve it. One comes today and the other tomorrow. Really can’t wait to see them. Also revising a picture book manuscript for shopping to editors.

Lily’s Lagniappe: This last couple of weeks there has been such tragedy in our nation. Dallas Police officers targeted for execution by a lone shooter along with so many harmed and the three officers killed in Baton Rouge  by ambush and the other three harmed. It is apparent to me that the shootings in Kansas City, Atlanta and St. Louis are part of a greater problem. I pray for our nation and hope all of you will join with me to pray for America.


July 17, 2016

Worked on adult coloring book on internet and uploaded it to Amazon. I plan to put several more. I am publishing these under the name of BECK LARUE. Again this name is a combination of my paternal grandmothers’ maiden name and a combination of my mother and father’s name. I also plan to publish nonfiction under this name. I will add this to my bio on this website.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Please pray for Baton Rouge and the loss of police in Dallas and Baton Rouge. The only way our country can get through this horrific turbulent time is to pray and get back to God. Hit your knees and pray that our political leaders find their way back to God. Praying for Baton Rouge and my family there.


July 15, 2016

Decided to self-publish today under the name Beck LaRue. Putting two books on Amazon later today. Let you know how things go. Hopefully I can understand the terminology and get it done today. at least one up today will be good. Research a bit first then upload to Amazon.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Hoping to make a bit of money using the internet. Why not me?


July 13, 2016

Went to an author signing at the Barnes and Noble in Hickory. Robert Beatty, Serafina and the Black Cloak and Serafina and the Twisted Staff, signed copies of both of his books. The store was overcome with the fans of his first book about the Black Cloak. The store sis such a poor job of meeting their customers needs. I felt bad for the author.

Lily’s Lagniappe: LSU made announcement that starting this year the carry ins for the football games must be made of clear plastic. Great clear plastic is so nasty. You see everything in someone’s purse or carry in. Well, I will get one but I’m not happy about it.


July 11, 2016

Beginning of a new week. Feeling energized, ready to write, feeling less stressed today and wondering what will happen next. Do you think I am a walking  non-blue Eeyore? Some days I feel that way! Today, however, is not one of those days.

Lily’s Lagniappe: College football is just around the corner. Can’t wait!!


July 9, 2016

Revising two PB manuscripts, revising a YA novel and brain-storming new ideas.

Lily’s Lagniappe: The countdown has begun for college football. Looking forward to LSU’s season. GREAUX TIGERS!!!


July 7, 2016

Revising the two PB manuscripts and working on new ideas. Revising YA novel already in the second revision.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Praying for victims and their families in the recent shootings. Dear Lord, help us heal our nation.


July 5, 2016

Revisions are ongoing for PB and YA. Yet still rolling different topics in my head for next project. Hoping to hear from editor I sent to on the 20th of June.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Really hot outside. Stay cool, hydrated and in the shade.


July 3, 2016

Revising and watching the rain everyday, hoping the fireworks will go off. Trying to get into better shape before SCBWI in late July.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Celebrations around the lake seem calm but the noise lasts for hours.