All posts by dlapmandi

March 17, 2019

The middle grade I am working on needs to be in the moment. Present instead of the past.

Lily’s Lagniappe: The gymnastics team going to regionals, the basketball team headed to March Madness, the softball team having a great season, the baseball team doing well, the football team has a spring game on April 6th.


March 11, 2019

Wrote another 13 pages to the middle grade novel BASKETBALL BALLERINA. I ran them off and added them to my notebook.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Heading to Charlotte to pick up Trish’s nephew. I hope it will be more beneficial this time.


March 9, 2019

Added about twelve pages to manuscript of BASKETBALL BALLERINA. Using an outline to try and finish the story. Hoping an editor will like it enough to publish it.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Love watching LSU Tigers today on computer. GEAUX TIGERS!!!


March 7, 2019

Still working on the manuscript of BASKETBALL BALLERINA. After completion of the novel the real work begins with revision.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Looking forward to seeing Brooks in just a few short weeks.


March 5, 2019

Still working on the MG novel. Once I get to the end I will begin the real work of revision.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Family is everything to me. My cousins, nieces and nephews hoping to get more. Can’t wait to help out with Brooks.


March 3, 2015

Working finishing MG novel. Working at either Atlanta Bread or Panera Bread, gives me a focus.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Bible study, youth on Wednesday, youth on Sunday, Writers group every two weeks begins a very busy life at this time.


March 1, 2019

Back in Hickory and my computer is not working properly. It is not charging like it should. Working on BASKETBALL BALLERINA. Trying to finish manuscript so I can start to revise.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Love being able to watch my LSU Tigers on my computer.


February 27, 2019

Back into Hickory shortly but sending in the manuscript today for SCBWI contest.  Hopefully the editor that is judging the contest will think I have something worth publishing.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Love the seasons of LSU gymnastics, basketball, baseball, soccer, Indoor Track, and spring football.