More About Me

I am a paralegal in a small law office in California where I utilize my writing skills every day. There is no creativity in legal writing. “Just the Facts, Ma’am,” as Joe Friday used to say.

My first love is creative writing. I often take the "what if" situations of my life and weave words into stories I think others might relate to and enjoy. Each time I sit down at the keyboard, I strive to write from a place of truth. I feel strongly about the words I put onto paper and doing my best to write well. 

I have written several short stories, submitted some, and had a few accepted for publication.  I have completed a novel, and I am currently seeking an agent for representation. Writing an 80,000 word novel is hard work, sometimes fun and other times difficult, but writing a query letter is even more tedious. I have to shrink all those words down to 250 words containing the core of the story and make it interesting enough for an agent to ask for my work.  I have received some compliments for my work thus far, but also rejections.  It's all part of being a writer. 

My advice to any writing, whether new or seasoned, is to make a writing schedule and stick to it.   Read in your chosen genre, but read everything else you can get your hands on.   

To Go Oxford....or Not

Do you use the Oxford comma or do you omit it? Some grammar sages say to either keep it or omit it, unless omitting the Oxford comma will...