January 29, 2018

Had a problem with my printer. I can’t believe that I had to jump through many hoops just to get re-connected to my printer. Hopefully it will last forever.

Revising THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE been revising Chapter 2 through Chapter 5. Now onto the 30 or so pages.

Still revising SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD. Working on Chapter 33 and 34. Not many Chapters left.

Lily’s Lagniappe: There was a terrible flash flood accident where people drowned trying to get away. These were friends of one of my cousins. Said beginning to the new year.


January 27, 2018

Still revising THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE and SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD. Problems are keeping from wireless printing from my laptop. Some choice words have been said, prayers have been offered and now if I can’t find a solution I guess I will pay my computer guy to take 3 minutes and fix my problem.

Lily’s Lagniappe: LSU Tigers are playing Auburn tonight in Auburn, Alabama. Hoping for another road win. GEAUX TIGERS!!!


January 25, 2018

Revising THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE. Working on the first five chapters and really needed some attention. I still need to condense the run away carriage scene because it is in two parts at the moment. Maybe I should make it only one after the girls’ carriages pass the review stand. See if that is possible.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Carnival season is in full bloom in Louisiana. Hoping all the debutantes are getting their dates and dresses in order and having a great time.


January 21, 2018

Still working on the revision of SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD and revision of THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE.¬† It is nice to revisit a completed manuscript that you haven’t seen in years. THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE¬† is the first completed YA novel I wrote. I researched at the Writer’s Cneter in the French Quarter and getting background and notes about New Orleans 1872. I love my character and her situation.

Lily’s Lagniappe: The super bowl teams are set and I hope that the Philadelphia Eagles beat the snot out of the Patriots.


January 19, 2018

Revision continues for SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD and THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE. Working on Storystorm for the month of January. Hoping to complete it with several ideas for new Picture book manuscripts. Fiction or Non-fiction.

Lily’s Lagniappe: LSU gymnastics won a big competition tonight in the PMAC. GEAUX LADY TIGERS!!!


January 17, 2018

Must fix Chapter Two in THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE. Etienne’s description of rolling toward the review stand, it doesn’t make sense. Needs a good bit of work. May add two or three paragraphs at that point. Need to also in cooperate more fireworks to get horses started again. Need to feel Etienne’s fear.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Well today is a SNOW DAY. Yard is covered in snow and snowed from about 4:00 AM till about noon then around 2:30 it started again. Please STOP!!!!


January 15, 2018

The revision of SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD continues. I have also decided to go back to THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE. I really want the very first novel I wrote to get a fair shot at printing. I believe it to be a good premise but it must need more drama. Maybe during revision I can the needed drama for editors and agents to give it a look. I also need to work on synopsis and query letter for THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE.

Lily’s Lagniappe: The LSU Baseball and Softball teams are gearing up for a great start to the season. GEAUX TIGERS!!!


January 13, 2018

Revised Chapter 31 and 32 on the full manuscript document for SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD. I’m on the short end of revision for the YA novel. Need to revise the synopsis and send to agent in Ohio. I have a card somewhere safe. Also need to revise MG novel BASKETBALL BALLERINA.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Tonight in the PMAC LSU takes on the Alabama . crimson tide. Both teams have freshman phenoms. I’m hoping my phenom does a better job. GEAUX TIGERS!!!


January 11, 2018

Sent out a new revised chapter for my writers group. Hopefully the group can get to it sometime soon. I am at the end of my novel and tightening up the plot points and making sure every question has an answer.

Lily’s Lagniappe: The LSU Tigers basketball team has already surprised several teams and delivered losses on their home courts. Keep it up! GEAUX TIGERS!!!