Great Ideas Spark Creativity

  Having published my first foray into the self-publishing world, I’ve taken the lessons learned and have been hard at work on my next project. Diagnosis: Brain Tumor was a lot of fun to write and has taught me a great deal about the process of writing, editing, preparing, and publishing a book. I think […]

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Veteran’s Day

Wishing a happy Veteran’s Day to all who have served. Thank you to those who weren’t thanked, welcome home to those who weren’t, hoping those in the line of fire now come home safe and soon—- And wishing that some day in the future, Peace will re-write our calendars. Best, CMM

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Community: 5 Key Factors

  I have stumbled into an amazing community. I have, for obvious reasons, a vested interest in the world of brain tumors. I’ve been a member of a Facebook community based around my type of brain tumor for a while, and I recently found the #BrainTumorThursday community on Twitter. They are amazing groups of people […]

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Major Minutiae

  The book is finished. I’ve been waiting for months to be able to say those words with conviction! And it’s good. But guess what? That’s just the very beginning of the process. I want the book to help people who are dealing with major medical or other life issues. Super. Good for me. I’m […]

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Final Edit Finished

I started writing “Diagnosis: Brain Tumor” in July.  The initial writing process didn’t take long, since the story had already been told- I just had to relate it.  I just finished the final editing to make it ready for publication.  It’s a great feeling.  The whole process has gotten me excited about my two works in […]

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Waiting…

Tom Petty once sang about waiting, as did Nu Shooz and any number of other artists.  There are rooms for it, special seating sections, lines to do it at the store, and women throughout history have waited for men to return home.  Who can forget Penelope waiting for Odysseus all those year? I’m not that […]

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Revisions, Revisions, Revisions!!

My manuscript is currently in the middle of what should be its last revision before it goes for copy-edit and then publication!  The cover art is just about done and looks great.  Things are coming together!

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