Monday, February 25, 2013

In the Beginning...

Ever since I was a child I have always loved writing. My mother also enjoyed writing and she would help me tremendously by taking me to writer’s conferences and introducing me to people who could teach me things. Over the years I have tried my hand at many different genres of writing and I enjoy many of them.  

One thing I always wanted to do was write a novel. I have started many, but finished few. I think the problem was my method of writing. Writing blindly doesn’t work for me. Structure and organization are my style in life so it would seem obvious that it would be the same in my writing. I found a new way to write by organizing everything first. While the kids were out of school one summer I was bound and determined to have something to show for my efforts. Almost every day I would take the kids and friends to the pool. While they played I wrote. By the end of that summer I had a completed the first draft of my novel. Yes, it still needed a lot of work, but the base was there.

After a few more years, the book is FINALLY done! I am so excited to be able to share it with you. 

My writing often contains tidbits of real life. There are lots of scenes and situations that had a part of my life at one point or another. Along life’s journey I have met a lot of interesting characters where I have taken notes to use in my writing. After all, you know that real life is better than anything I could make up sometimes.

Don't forget about the contest. Time is almost up, but you do have four more days to earn entries to win prizes. You can earn entries for the drawings by first of all following my blog if you haven’t already. For those of you who already follow – you get a bonus entry! You can also earn entries by commenting on the posts and sharing them with your friends. You can share through Facebook, Twitter, or however else you want; I just need to be able to see it. You can also receive entries by pre-ordering the print edition (You get free shipping if you pre-order, too!). Yes, you will also receive an entry by ordering an ebook copy as well.

Come back tomorrow for a tiny teaser of Come Eat at My Table.


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