Monthly Archives: May 2013

Kyra Leigh, Queen Bee!

Has anyone been struggling with their writing lately?
Life getting you down?
What do you guys do, during the bad times, to keep yourself motivated to write?
Any tip? Advice?
This has been a really hard month, it seems, for a lot of people. {Everyone please keep Ann Dee in their thoughts.<3 }
The end of this month surprised me though, and suddenly took a turn for the good. I was so down in the dumpsters {for no real reason I’m sure} and then suddenly things got better.
A lot better.
Attitude change?
I don’t know.
But it’s helped a lot for my writing.
I’m still not doing my full hour every single day, but I am getting closer to that goal.
I think a marathon needs to happen soon. Maybe a pre-conference Marathon.
I also need a writers group.  A fun writers group full of exciting people.
Or people as exciting as me {that was a joke}


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Some things . . .

1. It’s the start of the season. I know this because yesterday I accidentally tucked my skirt into my underwear. If you know me, you know this is a regular occurrence (Target, Fancy Restaurant, Gardening, Writing Conferences) every summer. WELCOME SUMMER. Does your MC look forward to summer? Does he/she tuck her skirt into her underwear? Does he/she feel embarrassed or embrace this look? 

2. May has been a big month for me. I thought it would be good to plan some kind of vacation for my family so we’d have something to look forward to and recover from all the life events we’ve been going through. I’ve been searching online. I’ve been asking around. I’ve been dreaming about it. Then I realized I have four children now and I feel so tired. It’s funny how something like going on a trip takes courage and maybe I’m not so courageous yet. But soon! Someday. I really am 13 inside.  What is a big jump for your MC? What things/events which are normal and easy for most people take courage for him/her? Where do they want to go on vacation? And is going on  vacation really an escape? I mean really? 

3. My house just got extremely quiet. I am in my room with the baby. The boys were playing downstairs. Now I have a sinking feeling they went out the backdoor. For the two older ones, not a big deal. For the two year old? Disaster. It’s funny how the hurdles of my day shift as the boys age. Or as I age. Or as the world ages. What are the hurdles in your MCs life? Big and small. 

I need to start a new book. I think it’s time. I have old projects I could go back to but I want something fresh. Something exciting. I may need a marathon or a coach or a writing group to motivate me.  


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Happy Memorial Day

You don’t have to write today, but don’t forget our ol’ standby Stephen King.

He writes every day. Including Christmas and his birthday. That means Memorial Day!

So give yourself ten minutes today.



Imagine your character with her family. How has today changed for them? For her? What might happen? Who shows up that no one expected?

But most of all– Enjoy the time you set aside for you.

And your family.

Love, love, love.


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A Day of Accountability

This will be short.

Forgot all about posting yesterday.

But I spoke to my agent TH afternoon and got cool news.

Worked on George and Gracie.

Worked on The Haven.

Got permission to turn it in late.


Worked on WIFYR (

What did you do this week?

Tell all!

What are you most proud of this week?


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