April Madness! Recap

Flowers weren't the only things
keeping busy last month.

April was crazy! What was I doing besides playing alphabet games on the blog, you ask?

  • You might have noticed the new "follow" button on the right. Yup, I finally joined the Twitter world. Would love to tweet with all of you!
  • I went to the Madison Writers' Conference: saw Jane Friedman, Nathan Bransford and Jacquelyn Mitchard, among others; attended some great workshop sessions--Laura Biagi's opening pages session was fantastic; met new writing pals and listened to keynote Michael Perry next to this guy. (Steven's life story and words are seriously inspirational, guys! Check it out. And he's got a great laugh, which we heard a lot, because Michael Perry is hilarious.)

  • Launched a third book for the day job

  • Joined another crit group with lots of talented writers.

  • Celebrated with two of my original crit pals who self-published their novels--Mary Ann penned To Know Her, a poignant contemporary about a tragic accident that asks, How well can we ever really know those we love?, and Mark kicked off his druidic fantasy saga with Realm of Druids. Hats off, guys!

Those are the highlights from me. How about you? What have you been up to lately?


  1. Sounds like April was a good month for you!

    I am pretty much just thrilled I got through the A-Z Challenge lol!

  2. Just started following you on Twitter. Can't say I'm there much.

    Awesome you got to see Jane Friedman. Sounds like a great conference.

  3. Good for you! Sounds like April was a good one for you! I also finally got into twitter, after years of saying I wouldn't. I have to say I don't find it half as absorbing as I thought it would be. I mean, I'm a slave to facebook as it is, right? Anyway, I'm a follower now!

  4. Cool that you went to the conference. Will go follow you now on Twitter.

  5. Awesome stuff going on with you! Don't you love writing conferences???

  6. You've been busy! Also, welcome to Twitter :) We're friendly and we make tea on demand, so it's all good :)

  7. sounds like an awesome conference! glad you are on twitter - i still have no idea what i'm doing there... and a third release? cool!

  8. Sounds like some awesome writing highlights this month. Glad to hear you had a good time at the Writers' Conference. Good luck with your current writing project. :)

  9. The writing conference sounds fab - I'm dying to go to one. I just finished the first draft of my wip and am now working on revisions.

  10. That interview with Steven was incredibly inspiring. Pure determination paying off.

    Glad you enjoyed the conference. Good luck with your new book.

  11. Wow, you've been busy! Sounds like a brilliant month.
    Following you on Twitter.