December 29, 2016

Still working on a PB manuscript, MG manuscript and YA novel revisions; hopefully one of these will lead to a book contract. During the month of January, I should hear from Ripple Grove Press. Very soon sending a MG manuscript to Stephen Fraser about baseball.

Lily’s Lagniappe: LSU Tigers competing in the Citrus Bowl on Saturday morning. They are playing the Heisman Trophy winner, Lamar Jackson. He plays for Louisville Cardinals. GEAUX TIGERS!!!!


December 27, 2016

Revising PB, MG, YA novels. Hoping to get revision on FLIES IN THE OUTFIELD. Send to Stephen Fraser as requested material. Hopefully he will like the manuscript enough to try and sell it. I need to work on BASKETBALL BALLERINA.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Well, the LSU Tigers are headed to the Orlando Citrus Bowl. We are playing the Louisville Cardinals. They have the Lamar Jackson, the 2016 Heisman Trophy Winner. GEAUX TIGERS!!!!


December 25, 2016

Christmas Day…plenty to be thankful and grateful for. ┬áThe revising of the PB, MG, YA novels as works-in-progress. Looking forward to getting a book contract hopefully in 2017. Working on writing no matter what. Sending FLIES IN THE OUTFIELD to Stephen Fraser as soon as I get it revised.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Family working hard to get back into their homes before the end of 2016. Starting out 2017 in their remodeled homes would be a great way for our family to start out 2017.


December 23, 2016

Revising a PB, MG and YA novels and manuscripts, hopefully my brain can process all of this during this time of the year. Continuing to be a part of 12 X 12 in 2017, hoping next year to be more active on the boards. All I know is that 2017 is going to be an awesome year for writing goals.

Lily’s Lagniappe: This time of year in Baton Rouge and all the cities on the Mississippi levee are gearing up for the the Christmas Eve spectacular of Bonfires of the Levee. If you are in the area go and see the structures people have built to burn and light the southern skies. You will not be disappointed.


December 21, 2016

Revising PB manuscript, MG manuscript, YA manuscript and still trying think of new PB manuscripts for 12 X 12 and also new MG ideas. I need to start revising Basketball Ballerina.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Christmas is the time of year that we need to slow down, listen to the world around and appreciate what we have not what we want. Being happy and satisfied with what you have is the first step to happiness.


December 19, 2016

Working on revising a PB manuscript that is more geared to older children that could use illustration because it is scary. It is about a mythical creature. Also revising my KNICK KNACK PADDY WHACK manuscript and also MG and YA novels.

Lily’s Lagniappe: This winter has blown in like lions fighting on the savanna. Hope to get some warmer weather and if that is not possible, how about some sunshine!


December 17, 2016

Revising Loop Garou story and reading out loud finding the weak parts. Also revising This old Man PB manuscript.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Great visit with family in Baton Rouge and now getting ready for Cherish and Brooks coming for Christmas.


December 13, 2016

Revised PB book about Loop Garou today. Will rest it for a couple of days then revisit it.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Last day in Baton Rouge. Raining and raining…. We have tickets tonight for basketball game but with the rain we might not get to go.