because I write far too much all the time, I have a ridiculous backlog of manuscripts that my poor agent hasn't even seen yet, let alone have time to send out.


and that makes me sort of sad.


so the subpages from this are going to be stories or starts of chapters of bigger things that will hopefully help you see how wild the process of writing and revising is.


my first drafts are always super rough.


hopefully seeing my rough writing will help you realize that you can do this to. you just have to be persistent and devoted to craft and not give up.




don't ever give up.


Like me... I have no selfie skills...


Still trying. not giving up.


free things!


Here's a sad story that's part of a bigger novel.


here's a link to a free writing tip 2018 calendar where the themes are coinciding with our podcast, "Dogs are better than people."  I took all the photos this past year.


Here's a link to  a free calendar of random quotes people pulled from my books. people can be so surprising with their kindness.