I have, by some miracle, just finished my first draft of my young adult novel, VANITY. Now is a time for reflection. A time to remember the curse words I spit that made my boy, JC, strike lightening down upon the earth. A time to remember things I have long neglected. Like my husband. Or my shower. Or the connection these two may have.

I should also take a moment to reflect on where it all began. That one…that one is easy. I can honestly say I never would have found the courage to start my journey without reading, Bird by Bird. It’s a must-read for any aspiring artist of any kind. Want to write novels? Read the book. Want to paint like da Vinci? Read the book. Want to make clay pots so you can reenact the scene from Ghost with a half-dressed, bronze-bodied man? Read the book – then, call to tell me if it worked.

Seriously, the book is a good ‘un. Try it out and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by, and to all my writers our there, in the words of our beloved Matthew McConaughey, “Write on, write on, write on.”

I have, by some miracle, just finished my first draft of my young adult novel, VANITY. Now is a time for reflection. A time to remember the curse words I spit that made my boy, JC, strike lightening down upon the earth. A time to remember things I have long neglected. Like my husband. Or my shower. Or the connection these two may have.I should also take a moment to reflect on where it all began. That one…that one is easy. I can honestly say I never would have found the courage to start my journey without reading, Bird by Bird. It’s a must-read for any aspiring artist of any kind. Want to write novels? Read the book. Want to paint like da Vinci? Read the book. Want to make clay pots so you can reenact the scene from Ghost with a half-dressed, bronze-bodied man? Read the book – then, call to tell me if it worked.

Seriously, the book is a good ‘un. Try it out and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by, and to all my writers our there, in the words of our beloved Matthew McConaughey, “Write on, write on, write on.”