Category Archives: Writing Life

New Jersey Romance Writers Conference

I recently returned from New Jersey Romance Writers annual conference.  It is a weekend, I look forward to and return feeling rejuvenated and   about writing.  Spending a weekend with others who speak your language, have characters and scenes rattling around in your brain and worrying about the direction of publishing–now. The conference is informative, motivating, invigorating… Read More »

Celebrate Millville’s Writing Community Publishes!

Celebration!   I moderate/teach a local writers’ group.   This week we celebrated two members publishing—one published two short stories in two different anthologies and one self-published her novel. Another member completed her manuscript and a third is having a photography exhibit. Woo-woo.  Picture short blonde doing a happy dance.  The writing group meets at the local… Read More »

Writer’s Journey- Passion and Creativity Abound

Today we ventured to Deer Isle and Stonington.  My former editor, Mary Murray, had taken us there once and we have wanted to return.  Scenery is stunning. We did walk around Stonington.  Two women run a coffee roasting and brewing company and have a unique way of roasting.  I chatted with the two of them—learned… Read More »

Writer’s Vacation-Races, Festivals, and Rangers

Today was a day writers eye candy.  So many places and people to watch and learn. Our day began with Winter’s Harbor’s lobster boat races.  This is not an occurrence in NJ, but this event and the Lobster Festival has been going for 35 years. Lobster boats from up and down the coast compete in… Read More »

WIP-Writer in Pursuit…of a dream. AGENT SEARCH

WIP Writer in Pursuit—of a dream: THE AGENT Part of my pursuit involves finding the right agent. That is a journey all in itself. So why an agent now? My first two romance novels and my children’s books were published by “small publishing houses” without an agent. I had decided if I were to pursue… Read More »

Writer’s Vacation

Vacations are time to refresh, recharge and renew ideas especially if it includes getting away from regular schedule and familiar spot.  Open your creative vision to new experiences. Vacations are great for new perspectives and gathering plethora of material to be used in future (or maybe current) manuscripts.  Add to your repertoire of examples of… Read More »