The Final Lap

Dear Readers: The last steps to crossing the finish line on completion of my first novel are just about done. This marathon ends with hopefully the best story parts saved, even expanded, and the weak parts expunged. I know I’m a perfectionist. I like things organized, orderly, predictable, knowing where everything in my world can be … More The Final Lap

All About Choices

Dear Readers: Before starting my novel, I asked my protagonist (aka mother-in-law) several times why, at age sixteen, she abandoned the comforts of home to travel across the country with her best female friend. She didn’t have an answer. It was simply something she ‘had to do.’ Needing to explain her behavior for my readers, I researched … More All About Choices