September 19, 2015

Continuing to work on the Swamp Tales for ebooks. I have decided on my author name for these swamp tales. I really need to do some research on the sightings and folklore. Revised the first WIP for the series. I need to decide whether it is going to be a PB or CB. Haven’t decided on the format or the illustrations. I think there are websites that make the cost very economical. Still learning the process. Need to really work on the ebook or kindle series for Write for children. It also has a website section. Need before the end of the year to get Website up for both author names.

Lily’s Lagniappe: The LSU Tigers take to the field today in an afternoon game on CBS. Auburn Tigers are coming into Death Valley. GEAUX TIGERS!!


September 17, 2015

Today I wrote a new PB about some folklore out of the bayous of Louisiana. It needs a lot of work but it’s a start. I’m hoping to start a series but only time will tell whether I can pull that off. I need to research the folklore and read a lot of books already printed about these things and see if I can put a good spin on some of the creatures of the swamps and marshes.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Truly bizarre weather patterns in the US. The strong El Nino off the California coast may make the southwest wetter than its been in decades. The southeast although still warm not as hot as it usually is during this time of the year. It makes it great for LSU football games.


September 15, 2015

This day was not filled with much except thinking. I have ideas for a series of picture books or chapter books. It could be a hook for a series on Amazon. Then again it might be something that could bring in extra income. Been thinking about creating a PB pr CB series that are ebooks, hopefully I can get this done quickly.

Lily’s Lagniappe: The football season has finally started for the LSU Tigers. We went into a hostile environment and came out with a win. This weekend Auburn comes into Tiger Stadium. Hoping the LSU Tigers beats the Auburn Tigers on Saturday afternoon.


September 13, 2015

The research about Canadian French folklore has been very interesting but the stories are hard to find, I think that I am going to have to go to the Writers Center in the Quarter. I’m thinking some of the diaries may have some of the stories passed down orally from generation to generation. If nothing else more research is necessary.

Lily’s Lagniappe: The Tigers beat Mississippi State last night 21 to 19. Brandon Harris did better than most Tiger fans thought he was going to. He looked like a leader and involved in the game from beginning to end. Hopefully they will open the play book a bit more next week.


September 11, 2015

Tucson normally is sunny and hot but today it was overcast and a little humid. The morning starts here at 6:00 for breakfast, then onto our day at the business or at the casino. Writing is late a night and since I way up at 3:00 Tucson time I work for about two hours then go back to sleep for about thirty minutes and then begins our day. Doing research about Canadian French folklore. Interesting!

Lily’s Lagniappe: The college football season for LSU begins Saturday night in Starkville, MS. I hope the Tigers are ready.


September 9, 2015

Sending a publisher packet today by snail mail. The only way they take submissions. Here’s hoping that they like what I send them. Starting a new venture I am excited about but need more research before I can say anything now. It could bring me money that I really need at this time. This would prevent me getting a nine to five job. Although I would like to work for money at my house but that seems very unrealistic.

Lily’s Lagniappe: There is a cold front going through the south. They will not know what to do to have cool weather this early in the fall. Enjoy it my peeps!


September 7, 2015

Well, today was a very effective writing day. Worked on a bullying picture book and revised and added words. This is a quiet book but sometimes a quiet book is necessary. This is based on a actual incident with my great nephew. Hopefully it can help other kids. I also got a publisher packet ready to be printed and sent off. I will print off the packet tomorrow. Very productive weekend in Gatlinburg. Leaving in the morning and heading home. Leaving very early on Thursday heading to Tucson for ten days.

Lily’s Lagniappe: This weekend was only the second time in LSU football history that a game was cancelled due to inclement weather.  The last time was in 1918. Next game is going to be in Starkville, MS against Mississippi State.  Let’s GEAUX TIGERS!!


September 5, 2015

Today is Saturday, September 5th, opening Saturday of the 2015 College Football season. I’m watching football all day long. SEC has fared pretty well today but at 7:30 this evening LSU takes the field. GEAUX TIGERS! Meanwhile I’m in Gatlinburg, TN working on the Red Eye critiques for the Sept SCBWI Carolinas conference. Now I am finished with the ones I have so on to other things to do with my writing.

Putting together a publishers packet for snail mail because they only way this publisher takes submissions is by snail mail. Revising query letter and synopsis to go with the first two chapters.

Lily’s Lagniappe: The buzz around LSU’s campus today will be electrifying. The opening game of the 2015 season against McNeese State University Cowboys. Well, TIGERS let’s get rowdy!!!


September 3, 2015

Getting together a packet to send by snail mail to a publisher. Doesn’t take email submissions. I have always wanted to have a book published by this publisher. Keeping my hope and wishing to a minimum. Heading to Gatlinburg for the Labor Day weekend. It will be crowded because it is the last hurrah before the school year begins in earnest. This also the beginning of college football season. I’m so thankful that we have football back. The long hundred days when college baseball season is over and college football begins is torture.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Well, LSU begins it’s football season this weekend. McNeese State University Cowboys is coming into Tiger Stadium. GEAUX TIGERS!!!


September 1, 2015

The first day of September always reminds me of a new school year. A new beginning, a new start, new teachers, new students, new schools, new classes, a new chance to shake off old habits and craft new productive ones. We all look forward to new beginnings, I know every year in the classroom I did. But now after a summer of sun and fun comes the routine of getting homework done and setting new goals. One goal I have for this fall is to get help from a freelance editor in October on my Young Adult. Sending a middle grade manuscript to a publisher that doesn’t take simultaneous submissions, they ask for three months to answer. Another 90 days until I can send out elsewhere. Oh, well what’s time to a hog?

Lily’s Lagniappe: LSU Tigers are on SEC alternate Saturday night. The first game of a new season. GEAUX TIGERS!!!