June 9, 2019

Working on BASKETBALL BALLERINA. Injecting emotion, making Lizzie less composed, give her some tics and flaws. Also use some Italian so the other students don’t know what she is saying. Another thing for Tracey to gig Lizzie.

Lily’s Lagniappe: College World Series begins June 15th. Four SEC teams are in Omaha. Hopefully one of them will be the champion.


June 7, 2019

The first pages liked the action but not having emotional attachment to my main character. Beef up the emotional impact. Make Lizzie more vulnerable.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Florida State won the Super Regional and are headed to Omaha.



June 7, 2019

BASKETBALL BALLERINA according to an editor too harsh for the title and too composed of a main character.  Fix it with the new re-write. Hoping to start in Italy coming to America to live and not visit will automatically lend itself to some emotional feelings.

Lily’s Lagniappe: The regional in Baton Rouge this weekend with Florida State University. GEAUX TIGERS!!!!


June 5, 2019

Must buckle down and get this middle grade finished and in big revision. Hoping to send BASKETBALL BALLERINA to an editor before November.

Lily’s Lagniappe: At youth tonight we charged the youth to sell sponsors for the golf tournament. This weekend Florida State coming to Baton Rouge to play super regional. It begins on Saturday. GEAUX TIGERS!!!


June 3, 2019

Still working on BASKETBALL BALLERINA. Still in revision for middle grade novel. I want to finish this novel and make the decision about which direction the ending takes.

Lily’s Lagniappe: The Tigers won their regional. Georgia did not. So since Florida State won the regional they will travel to Baton Rouge for the super regional. The winner goes to Omaha for CWS. Let’s GEAUX TIGERS!!!


June 1, 2019

Still rethinking and re-visioning BASKETBALL BALLERINA. Working to decide which ending I want to go with.

Lily’s Lagniappe: LSU beat Stony Brook now they will play winner of Southern Miss and Arizona State.


May 31, 2019

Still working on BASKETBALL BALLERINA. The manuscript in is revision and needs work. I need to get it ready before November.

Lily’s Lagniappe: This afternoon and tonight the regional in Baton Rouge starts. LSU Baseball on twitter, facebook and Instagram is urging the faithful fans to pack the BOX>


May 29, 2019

Still working on BASKETBALL BALLERINA. May need to rethink about Lizzie not knowing about Mom’s dancing. I could change it to her mom not wanting to discuss it. Mom loved watching her play basketball.

Lily’s Lagniappe: The Tigers are having Southern Miss, Arizona State, and Stony Brook. GEAUX TIGERS!!!


May 27, 2019

Memorial Day celebrating the sacrifices made by veterans and their families. This weekend LSU hosts a regional in Baton Rouge and I wish I could be there. Well I can watch it on television. Still revising BASKETBALL BALLERINA thinking that I can send it in to Holly West before November.

Lily’s Lagniappe: GEAUX TIGERS!!! Beat everyone at your regional.


May 25, 2019

Listening to novel boot camp recording and going through the notes making sure I get my chapter and synopsis is order to send to Sarah at the end of class.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Baseball did well in Hoover and Softball lost to Minnesota in Super Regional. Still a Tiger fan.