Monthly Archives: June 2013

Editors: you can’t live without them

Ray Bradbury asks wanna-be writers, “Who are your friends? Do they believe in you? Or do they stunt your growth with ridicule and disbelief? If the latter, you haven’t friends. Go find some.” I found one. My editor, Maudeen Wachsmith. … Continue reading

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Just one click

What’s my book about? Click the link below and find out. http://www.tirgearrpublishing.com/authors/Drake_Annette/celebration-house.htm Thanks, Tirgearr Publishing.

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So proud!

Megan and I after her commencement exercises for the University of Washington-Tacoma. Megan earned a bachelors in business management.

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Worth it!

Last Thursday was meant to be a busy but organized day. My husband and I were going to rise early, efficiently pack our 16-foot Oasis travel trailer and hit the road about noon for a 5-hour drive to Seattle. My … Continue reading

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Music that moves me

The first step for me when I sit down to write is to click on Pandora and choose which station I’ll listen to as I create. The music I choose varies with which book I’m writing. For Bone Girl, I prefer bluegrass, … Continue reading

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Current tally for Bone Girl:

No thanks from literary agents: 15 No thanks from publisher: 1

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The siren’s call of giving up.

Now that I have returned to working full-time as a nurse, I’m tempted to quit writing. First thing in the morning, I head to my little office, AKA the spare bedroom. I turn on Pandora – which station depends on which … Continue reading

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