July 9, 2019

Revising SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD for manuscript critique at conference. Also beginning BASKETBALL BALLERINA at a basketball game in Italy.

Lily’s Lagniappe: There is a tropical depression in Gulf threatening the coast of Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Alabama. Lord make it turn toward away.


July 5, 2019

Continuing to revise the two manuscripts, SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD and BASKETBALL BALLERINA. Hoping to get both of them in shape.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Every day is a day closer to college football.


July 3, 2019

Continuing to revise the manuscript for the conference. Looking forward to fresh eyes telling me what is good or bad about it.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Please have some news about college football on the sports. So tired of NBA basketball news.


July 1, 2019

Continuing to revise BASKETBALL BALLERINA even getting Nicky to give me some Italian terms to interject into manuscript. But not working on SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD for the manuscript critique at the conference.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Well now we’re only 2 months away from college football.


June 29, 2019

Rewrote the beginning to BASKETBALL BALLERINA and sent it to my writers group. It is better but not quite what it needs. Sarah Aronson’s critique was even more helpful. She suggested I start in Italy then tear Lizzie away from the life she’s had.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Hoping soon to know about SCBWI  conference in late Sept. Registered for it.


June 27, 2019

The first pages webinar said my title and the beginning of the book didn’t match. This is true. So if I started in Italy then this chapter would come later and add to the tension.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Hoping soon to have some encouraging words about my writing. Please some editor or agent like my stuff well enough to take me on as a client.


June 25, 2019

Continuing to hone in on my beginning to BASKETBALL BALLERINA. The group online thinks it doesn’t start at the right place and neither does my writers group.

Lily’s Lagniappe: It is a long summer drought with no college football. Coach O and his staff are out recruiting and seems like we’re doing well.


June 23, 2019

Keeping the Novel Boot Camp group and the critique group separate is a challenge at times. Perseverance…

Lily’s Lagniappe: LSU’s Beach Volleyball teams seem to play year round. Doing very well in contests. GEAUX TIGERS!!


June 21, 2019

Revising every day. mostly on BASKETBALL BALLERINA bit also getting to SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD.

Lily’s Lagniappe: The football season this year is going to be fabulous. I hope more than anything the Tigers beat Bama.