April 21, 2016

Well the only day in Baton Rouge with sunshine is the day we are leaving. Didn’t sleep a lick last night. i will sleep on my sister while driving today. But it does give me thinking time about manuscript.

Lily’s Lagniappe: The flooding in the Houston area is Biblical. I wonder if anyone is really building an ark. Stay safe Texas peeps!


April 19, 2016

Thinking about making Cammie more angry. Do readers want to read anger? Is is appealing? Can they empathize?

Lily’s Lagniappe: Had coffee and breakfast with family then off to meet more family for lunch.


April 15, 2016

Now in Baton Rouge it is cold and overcast. Had to wear sweater during the day in Baton Rouge. What? In April? Yep in April!!

Lily’s Lagniappe: Strange weather pattern in Baton Rouge. In KOA and been to Enterprise to get car. We are set for the week.


April 13, 2016

Packing up for trip tomorrow to the Deep South. Making sure I have YA novel with me. I may not make many written adjustments but thinking about the plot line is also writing.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Buttoning down the hatches at home and making sure that everything is safe while I’m gone.


April 9, 2016

Revising my YA novel. Adding more edginess to Cammie. The plot is beginning to thicken and more 3 dimensional.

Lily’s Lagniappe: The weather this spring is horrible for certain areas of the US. Stay safe!


April 7, 2016

Mustered enough guts to send in required documents to the agent that requested a second look. Working on the YA novel about date rape. Have an idea for a new YA novel about sisters, need an idea for a new Picture book.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Well, soon to be leaving to go to Louisiana. LSU spring game on the 16th and a baseball game on the 20th. Hoping the weather is spring like with no showers.


April 5 2016

Back in Hickory to cooler temps. Good writing weather. Really getting into YA novel. Needing to add guests to the run of novel, need to beef up some aspects of character and then condensing some dialogue. This is hard for me. I respond more to dialogue but apparently I am alone in that.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Leaving in two weeks to visit family in Louisiana. Attending the spring game and then watching a baseball game on the 20th. GEAUX TIGERS!!!


April 3, 2016

Birthday party day. Lots of fun and great party attendees and their parents. Loving kids and great parents; as they left the party Brooks hugged each child. We can learn so much from our kids. Really getting into the revision of FREAK’S RAPE. Rewriting some areas that have been suggested to be either scaled down or beefed up.

Lily’s Lagniappe: Last night at the RV park the wind was unbelievable. It shook our RV. So much so Brooks was afraid it was going to be pushed over. We knew it wouldn’t happen but all in all it was scary.