One Key Turning Point for Authors

Many authors share the same daydream while slogging at day jobs: someday I’m going to write that novel. For me, hitting 50 meant it was time to get serious. I’d done NaNoWriMo three years in a row and written three 50,000-word skeleton mystery novels. But they needed some meat on their bones. I knew they weren’t ready for prime time but I didn’t know how to get there. I read lots of how-to books but the reality remained, I was stuck. Fate intervened in the form of fellow author and neighbor Richard Guimond, who introduced me to his editor, Diane O’Connell. She was hosting a Writer’s Retreat soon after I met her, and after reading a sample of my work, invited me to attend. I… Read More