Friday, July 29, 2016

Update Day

The Big Dreams blogfest is hosted by myself and Misha Gericke.
We set goals and each month we meet to discuss our progress.

In July I accomplished NOTHING!!
Yep. I'm supposed to be writing 2 Woman's World Stories/month.
I wrote 0.
I should have one book edited and half way through writing the next.
I'm half way through editing one.
I'm supposed to be blogging at least twice a week and commenting on 10 others. You guessed it. 0.

But there is ONE thing.

I've been working on my thesis manuscript for a year. I finally made the hero--probably one of the most hated people in history--likable. I guess that's an accomplishment.

Goals for August (Bet some of these sound familiar--since they were goals for June)
read book RIG
crits for CP
revise thesis
revise His First Lady
revise Before Hope Dawned
write 1 Womans World Short
Sub Woman's World Short
blog 2x/week
visti 10 blogs/week
Get off candy
work out 3 days a week

How did you do in June? What are your goals for August?

Monday, July 25, 2016

DIY MFA: Contemporary Romance Reading List

This semester's reading list is for contemporary romance and women's fiction.
(By contemporary we mean recently published, so you'll notice not all of these books are what we would call contemporary in the blog-o-sphere).

Brenda Jackson, A Brother’s Honor
Robyn Carr, Virgin River
Kristin Higgins, The Best Man

Women’s Fiction:
Linda Goodnight, The Memory House
Terry McMillan, Who Asked You?
Debbie Macomber,  A Girls Guide to Moving On

Have you read any of these? Are you going to read along with me this semester? 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

I'm Alive!

Hi All,

If you're reading this after more than a month of neglect, thank you.

I'll have a real post up this weekend and start posting regularly again. I thought I would just pop in to say I'm alive.