Friday, January 9, 2015

When Readers Comment...Priceless!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Two Thousand Minnows first Amazon Customer Review

Friday, November 21, 2014

Edit Me

I can not emphasize enough how important it is to have an editor by your side, whether you are just starting out or a seasoned writer, your editor is your best tool for successful story telling. To all the wonderful editors I have had the pleasure of working with over the years, a huge thank you to Natalie Bates, Michael Ray Brown, Lilly, Val Hudson and Mom...Editors you rock!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Writer's Truth

Today is all about writing the next book! Very happy to have the time and space to tap into the wild side of my imagination. I could live here for hours...truly my happy place.

There's that day when all that I have been noddling and noting over the months comes into perfect alignment and you just know, it's go time. I am in that flow of go!  It's hard to describe this place exactly, but I will try.

As a writer, I never stop writing, I am  constantly in conversation, places and spaces, observing the unusual and book marking it in my mind. Examining the essence of conversations, the layers of relationships, the truth behind the many masks.

While the next book is cooking and simmering in my subconscious I stir it occasionally waiting for it, the story, to tell me when it's done and time to create. There is a feeling to this magic, this place where my characters and plot lines become alive and ready to tell me the story. When I hit that place I just know it's go time, I can feel it churning in my soul.

A very real and exciting place where I buckle up, become consumed and nothing can interrupt the journey. Unlike, the cooking or simmering stage where everything interrupts and I feel so guilty that I have not been writing. But like all things, timing is of the utter most importance.  And knowing that simmering is a part of the process allows me to connect with my writer's truth.  I am always writing, even when I am not.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Two Thousand Minnows Audio Book hits Amazon!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Writing Love Affair.

The the world of writing is one that is comprised of love and disappointment until it's not. The way I see it there are three types of writers, the learners, the gifted, and doers. Doing it is half the battle. Thinking about writing and not doing it, can simple become a journey of codependency.

I have been in all three categories and I am sure you will find that all successful writers have lived in all of the above mentioned worlds.

Learners, it's where we all start, it's when you take your secret pages to editor and find out if there is a shot in hell you can tell a compelling story.

Gifted, is the hard fact, every writer must uncover his or her gift. Great writers, like any great singer, actor, or artist has a fundamental gift in the core of their soul.  It's the only thing that quenches their thirst in life, its place they lose time and forget about the world around them.

Doers, that is the crazy-maker place where you hide from the truth, making a thousand excuses why you can't write, until not writing drives you crazy.

Sandra Vaughan

Two Thousand Minnows

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

It's back!!!!  

October 7th Skyhorse pubs Paperback, Audio Book and Kindle