Lately I've been suffering from something only beginning writers would know about - beginner's blues.  It's the phase in my writing career where rejection is being tossed in my face, while those above me who have been published are smelling success. They brag about their sales at the RWA meetings, unaware that other newbie authors and I are filled with doubt. I wonder if I am ever going to be traditionally published and when it will happen. So, if you are one of those hot shots that are living and breathing success, I do congratulate and admire you, but just keep in mind that there are those out there who are waiting for their chance to shine and are feeling badly until they do. Be sensitive, folks!
 
 
A good friend of mine recently discovered something very disturbing about my book, Without the Stone. It's been pirated! Whoever did this is downright sick and deserves to be punished. Piracy is the same as stealing. Whoever did this is making it available for others to steal royalties that are rightfully owed to me. I have poured my heart and soul into this work. It makes me sad that someone would actually do this. Granted, the whole book is not available for free. Chapter one appears to be missing in the pirated version, so if you want to read the whole thing, you have to purchase it. I have alerted my publish