2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 810 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 14 trips to carry that many people.

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My #1linewed Metaphors and Similes Twitter

This weeks theme for #1linewed was Friends but my MC is new in her world a real fish out of water.


Metaphors & Similes

My #1linewed from my #wip #OutoftheBlue.


Annelisa Christensen Website

This lady has helped me navigate around Twitter and #1linewed.

Script Alchemy – first step

My aim is to complete these two books this year. The Popish Midwife will hopefully be submitted through the traditional literary agency/ book publisher route. The others I fully intend to go straight to self-publishing….

Source: Script Alchemy

ReBlog – Meet Carolyn Crane, Annika Martin

Annika Martin

By Elizabeth SaFleur

CAROLYN CRANE and ANNIKA MARTIN have thrilled the world over with best-selling and award-winning books. CAROLYN writes romantic suspense, urban fantasy, and other tales of love and adventure. ANNIKA writes love stories about criminals–some of them are dirty and fun while others are dark and intense.

Source: Meet Carolyn Crane, Annika Martin Wandering in Dark Forests: Our Right to Imagine and Fantasize | Lady Smut

ReBlog – Literary Agents: Starting Your Search

Brickley Jules

So you’ve finished your novel, and now you’re trying to decide which agents to send it to. Choosing an agent can be really tough, but the time you put into the search will be well worth it when you finally get an agent that’s right for you. Here’s a few things to think about when starting your search.

Source: Literary Agents: Starting Your Search | The Writers’ Den

Seasons Greetings!

Hope you have a great holiday season!


Wow! I’m still learning…

It took me four tries to get this right.

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I defeated the code monster!

Html code or text code almost beat me.  But I prevailed.

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My #1linewed Family Twitter

I didn’t have any real Christmas #1linewed to go along with yesterday’s theme so I’m sharing some links to a previous theme.



My #1linewed from my #wip #OutoftheBlue.

“I said, I hate father and how he brought that boy to take you away.”

“What am I going to do if the Father decides he needs his debt payment


Curling up on the bed holding (the letters) them, she wishes it were her sisters she was holding instead.

With a wolfish grin he adds, “If only you had a sister.”

Had her father just kept things from her and her sisters? 

She had a crush once a few years back on a neighboring family’s son but only for about as long as it takes to blink your eye.

She belongs to all the males in his family…

Do just the girls have to leave the family group?

She couldn’t live that life though, her mother’s life.

Nothing her mother had told her prepared her for this.  Drake is scrumptiously amazing.

I told you my mother prepared me.  She told me about men and their manhood. 

By the end of the day, she knows she might be a widow.  Left to care for four little girls on her own. 

Darly Jamison Website

This lady is has been a big help to me on my Wattpad adventure.Darly Jamison is a Watty Award winning writer of Young Adult Romance.

Source: About Me | Darly Jamison

You can also stop by and check out her Facebook page


or find her on Twitter @Darly_Jamison.


ReBlog – 5 Ways to Tell You’re In The Wrong Genre

Killer Women

Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train, reveals …

Source: 5 Ways to Tell You’re In The Wrong Genre – Killer Women


ReBlog – 5 Do’s and Don’ts of Co-Writing

Killer Women

 Louise Voss, who has co-authored several thrillers wit …

Source: 5 Do’s and Don’ts of Co-Writing – Killer Women


Middle of the book Blahs!

Out of the Blue

I have hit the hump

I ran right up the hill that is the middle of my book I am editing.  I went right over just fine but then I hit a wall.  Blah!!

I think I’m growing to hate the thing I love but just like with any relationship this will pass.  I am taking it slow and doing a chapter at a time.  Totally opposite to my approach before the Blahs hit.

I have a few partial copies circulating so that may be part of the problem.  Anticipation for news any news is dragging me down.  Part of me wants to atop now go back and add more to the fifteen chapters I’ve edited.  The other part is screaming to finish the edits I started.

I even tried adding some to my NaNo book and working with some of my book reviews in an attempt to give me rose-colored glasses for my first book.  It hasn’t worked.

This weekend we have several Christmas Events to attend maybe that will renew my spirits.  Merry Christmas and if you’re celebrating this weekend too enjoy yourself and your family.

My #1linewed Memory Twitter



My #1linewed from my #wip #OutoftheBlue.

It is hard sometimes being without you.

You remind me of my sisters. They were always getting each other riled up.

Bending he scoops Drake up into his arms, which brings memories flooding back to him of their childhood.

I need you to help me remember the sirens song Mother taught us.


Switching Gears

Taking a break

I have been feverishly editing Out of the Blue yesterday I reached the half way point of the month and pages of the book.  🙂  I set the same goal for myself in editing as I did during NaNo 1667 words a day.  I reached 29,468 yesterday, my goal stated I need to be at 25,005.  I am technically ahead goal wise but to finish the book by the end of the month I am right on track.

So, I really don’t 4463 words edited ahead or over 2.5 days banked but I’m going to live like I do.  It hit me that I hadn’t included something into my NaNo that I wanted to.  So I am taking today off from Out of the Blue and reading Her Unexpected Life to see if the forgotten is needed.  I want to be ready for the Now What months of NaNo.  This is my first year so it will be interesting to see what it’s all about.  I’m hoping to learn something or a bunch of somethings.


Out of the BlueHer Unexpected Life