Tuesday, May 18, 2010


I nailed it today and wrote 5 1/2 pages on my manuscript. Yeah for me!!!


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Lost my Muse

I don't think I have written word on my manuscript so far this month. My full time job is making me so tired that I don't feel like writing by the time I get home. A few things will be changing this week, so hopefully I can start writing again over lunch. I also have a writers group meeting later this month. I'm sure that will help greatly. I missed the meetings for the last two months and am really looking forward to going this month.

Today, I am home alone and have everything laid out on the couch that I need to work on my manuscript this morning. I'm so close to finishing it that I really need to get with it. So, as soon as get finished here, I will start a pot of tea brewing, transfer the laundry from the washer to the dryer, start a new load in the washer, and sit on the couch and WRITE.

No more excuses, no more procrastinating, I will write today.

Wish me luck,

Monday, May 3, 2010

Future Books (hopefully)

If you notice on the right side of this blog, you will see my two books that I have written. One is my cookbook, Masters & Disasters of Cooking. The other is my novel, Love, Lies & Deceit. Both of them represent two things I love in life, romantic suspense and cooking. I try to include food as part of each book I write, although it drives my editor crazy.

The manuscript I am working on right now is another romantic suspense with a working title of Saved by the Sheriff.

New York City magazine writer, Jaime Wilson wants the Assistant Editor job at Real Mystery Magazine. In order to get it, she has to write a kick-ass story, and what could be better that a 30 year old unsolved murder in a small town.

When Jaime visits Royal, Indiana to investigate, she soon find that someone in the town doesn't want the mystery solved. After she becomes the next target, handsome Sheriff Ben Hunter comes to her rescue. She didn't count on falling in love with the sheriff and he didn't think he would have to work so hard to keep her safe.

I have about 3 chapters left until it's finished and then it's off to an editor to see if I can sell it. Wish me luck.

Oh yeah, I was talking about food, wasn't I? I have four chapters finished on the next manuscript after Sheriff. That working title is A Kitchen Affair. I haven't written a blurb about it yet, but it's about a girl who is putting herself through culinary school while working at the town bakery. She meets the most eligible millionaire bachelor in town and when things heat up in the kitchen, it looks like their diverse backgrounds will come between them.

I actually can't wait to finish Sheriff so I can start working on Kitchen.


A Wonderful Day of Booksigning

My Derby Rotten Scoundrel sisters, Patience Martin, holding Max, Jeanette Pope, Elaine Munsch, and myself had a wonderful time at From the G...