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July 21, 2017

Continue to revise SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD. Hoping to get fresh eyes on it at the SCBWI CAROLINAS conference in late August. Paid for a critique and should have some new insight on it at that time. Also have a new genre I am exploring and hope to have news on that soon.

Lily’s Lagniappe: The gloom is still over my family. I hope that we can move forward loving and remembering with great memories. We miss his laugh and his brightness.


July 19, 2017

Continuing to revise SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD. Just about to complete two-thirds of the novel. Hopefully my critique at the conference will also have words of wisdom for me.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Football season is less than 50 days away. Today on ESPN2 Coach Ed Orgeron was on the Golic and Greeny or Mike and Mike show today. GEAUX TIGERS!!!


July 17, 2017

Revising again but I am spotty at best where concentration is involved. Hoping to get one chapter ready for tomorrow’s writers meeting. The last chapter in MIND section of the book. The next meeting will be for the last section called SOUL.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Even though plenty condolences have been received there are those who judge the choices made by his parents, misinterpreting the choice. Just can’t help some people.


July 15, 2017

Mourning covers every aspect of your life. Every decision, every choice and every thought is colored by a huge cloud of greyness, doubt and missing pieces of my family.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Sad, trying days ahead. We miss our boy. Keeping special thoughts and knowing he’s in a better place.


July 13, 2017

A huge balloon on sadness is upon us today. A beloved member of our family has departed way too early from this earth. All I can say is no longer are there trials, struggles, pain, and suffering. He is at peace! I love him and will miss him greatly.  Fly high!

Lily’s Lagniappe: The unspeakable sadness that prevails when someone leaves this earth way too soon is hard for a family to deal with. Faith and a belief that he is in a far better place, we will go on but we will never forget our precious boy.


July 11, 2017

Mailed in manuscript for critique at conference in late August. Looking forward to hearing what someone else has to say about the manuscript. I’m hoping to get ideas to make manuscript stronger and easier to sell.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Yesterday began SEC media days at the SEC offices in Hoover, Alabama. Orgeron and several of the LSU football players were their. Guice, Chark and LaCourtier. Guice wore a salmon suit. YEP, salmon. If you are man enough to wear a salmon suit I guess you can tell the world to go away. Media really stoking the fire between LSU and FLORIDA about the Homecoming Game in October. Guess time will tell. GEAUX TIGERS!!!


July 9, 2017

Sending in SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD for the manuscript critique for the conference. I hope it leads to something good.

Lily’s Lagniappe: It a few short weeks football begins. Can’t wait to get daily updates on LSU football. GEAUX TIGERS!!


July 7, 2017

Getting SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD manuscript ready to go to be critiqued at SCBWI CAROLINAS conference at the end of August. Sending it in soon. This weekend in Los Angeles, CA is the national SCBWI conference. This is the first time in eight years I won’t be there. I will go back next year.

Lily’s Lagniappe: The month of July in North Carolina has been very wet. It is extremely humid and the the temperatures have been up close to ninety degrees.


July 5, 2017

Revising SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD with my critique group. I am going to send SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD to the SCBWI CAROLINAS conference for critique. It will cost me fifty dollars but it may be worth getting some fresh eyes on the first part of the manuscript.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Storms are very active this year. It is so wet in my neck of the woods I’ve lost a tree. I hope I don’t lose any more.


July 3, 2017

Revising SHE SHOULD HAVE TOLD for writers meeting this Wednesday. Hoping to get it ready to send to an agent. Also developing new manuscripts for kindle books.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Tomorrow we celebrate our country’s birthday. I am so blessed to live in this country. Thank you to all the veterans and armed service members that sacrificed for my freedom and a special thank you for the families who sacrificed also.