Showing posts from December, 2013


Here we are folks, the last Round Robin post of 2013!  (#rndrob1213). Grab a cup of tea and a cookie, I know you still  have some in the house, and settle back to join in the fun!  This month's topic is: What have you learned from writing? And what are your goals for 2014 and further into the future? When I started to write many, many years ago I was proud of my ability and loved to tell a good story. Over the years, I've had many fans and even more critics. Still, I persevered. My happiest day was finding out I had won the Murder in Ink contest put on through Wynterblue Publishing. Not only had I won a contest, but with my first murder mystery that is now an e-book and a novella! Then I got my agent (Dawn Dowdle, Blue Ridge Literary Agency!) and sold my first novel. The fact  The Bookstore Lady is published as an e-book and not actually "in print" was a bit of a letdown at first, but it is published and I am getting my name out there while I work on my n

Another Step Down the Happiness Project Path

Today I attended the last formal meeting of the Headwaters Writers' Guild for 2013. Rather than writing from prompts as we usually do, today's leader Nancy, passed around sheets of paper with each member's names written at the top. The idea was to write positive things about each member. (check out Nancy's post at  ) I looked forward to seeing what everyone would write about me, especially since my kids had done the same project in school and came home with some wonderful comments about them. So, what did I come home with? I've posted the comments below: Open hearted and generous. Easy to like. Attention to detail and a genuine love of writing are but two of your gifts. Beneath those golden locks lurks a keen mind!! Diane's motives are a mystery. Intelligence, level-headed and kind. A great friend - loyal, patient. Prolific writer - great story teller - awesome characters - good friend. I love the wa