Today is the first day in the rest of my life.


Posted by Jodi | Posted in Short Story Snippets | Posted on 13-03-2016

I’ve been working at every opportunity to polish my book and write my two page synopsis. At the Surrey International Writers Conference, I was lucky enough to have a blue pencil with “New York Times” best selling author, Robert Dugoni. He gave me some great pointers. At the same conference, the pitch I did with Laurie McLean was amazing as well. The result was that she asked me to send the synopsis and full manuscript to her partner Tricia. There have been a few detours along the way, but the story is better because of them.

Today I fulfilled that request.

Now I’ll do the hardest thing of all, wait. To ease some of the tension I’ll start work on my second book. I realized yesterday that there are at least four books in this series. Books two and three have a good solid start. Book four is what I’ll work on for NaNoWriMo this November. That will have to wait and percolate in my mind.

I am so grateful for my writing. It gives me something to work on that takes me away from my everyday troubles.

I hope this is the time I am able to introduce you to the world of Naldo.




Happy New Year 2016


Posted by Jodi | Posted in Short Story Snippets | Posted on 01-01-2016

And so the new year begins. There is so much potential and I’m going to do my best to make sure it is fulfilled.

I need to finish the edit of my first book and get it off for the latest attempt to find representation. After that I will work on my query, so I can start cold submissions. Between this and starting back to work on my Historical Fiction, I will finally be able to work on the second book in the Naldo Series, my SciFi with elements of romance.

In so many ways, this will be an exciting year. I am determined that, at long last, the first step in my dream and passion for writing is shared with the world.

Working through the month of December


Posted by Jodi | Posted in Short Story Snippets | Posted on 16-12-2015

Progress is slow on the edit of my book “Not Too Late Forever”. I am working in the morning, on my break and at night. This week I need to take the first five pages of one chapter, as well as the latest edit of the synopsis. I am surprised that each edit, I have been able to keep it to two pages.

I start off this day with the last Grants Pass Chamber Greeters of the year. It is always the best way to split the week, and make Wednesday’s much more enjoyable.

Tonight, with my friends on Facebook and Twitter, is the Creative Hour. I’ll work on the synopsis. If i have time, I will also work on the edit.

The dream continues. With the help of my friends I will be successful.

Word of the week Hope


Posted by Jodi | Posted in Short Story Snippets, Something that touches my life | Posted on 28-10-2015

We live in amazing times. There are so many words that I could choose for the word of the week, but hope brings me the most joy. Thanks to my experiences at the Surrey International Writers Conference, my hope for my writing has been renewed. I think that is the strongest thing we can have. It is not only the wish for our passions in life, but what guides us most strongly though life.

Word of the week- Reality


Posted by Jodi | Posted in Short Story Snippets | Posted on 28-09-2015

I have been working on me and my attitude about life. One thing that I have found to help is to have a word to concentrate on and work to incorporate into me and who I am. If these musing help you, I would appreciate your thoughts.

This week I’ve chosen Reality. I will work to bring  my hopes and dreams into my reality.

It is so easy to let doubt and worry overwhelm me, but one word helps me come back into the bright light from that darkness. I hope it helps you too.