A PSA for Anyone that Gets Packages Delivered to Their Door (Basically everyone) First published on Medium Christmas is over. Decorations are mostly coming down — we all have that one guy on the street who’s Christmas lights are always up on the garage or a permanent fake gravestone in their yard — all the holiday songs are long off … Read More
Gonna Take 2017 By Storm!
2016 was a great year, a lot of good stuff happened. Some not so great stuff happened too, but I’m back at my keyboard. I have achievable goals, and a support system around me. This year I am gonna kick some butt! Am I fundamentally different than I was yesterday? No. But I have, and am putting the tools in … Read More
It’s All Coming Together!
So yes, it’s been ages since there was a blog post, but that’s for many reasons. One, this blog will soon be moving and I’m busy designing and working and figuring out GoDaddy and WordPress. It’s coming soon! See the countdown here: www.dmpederson.com Two, there is so much more work to get my book out in print than I expected! There’s … Read More
My Book Is Going to be Published! — With Kickstarter’s Help
I am ecstatic to announce that my book will be published! This is the big reason why I haven’t been blogging, that I alluded to in my previous post. I am publishing it myself in February 2015. I’ve been putting in so many hours researching editors and cover designers and the best way to publish that blogging had to be … Read More
Lack of Posts = A Great Surprise!
I’m loving that I’m still getting amazing book review requests and I’ve already delved into so many of them (despite my very conspicuous lack of posts). Here’s the thing. There’s a reason why there hasn’t been a lot of things from me or reviews in the last while. I’ll be sharing some specific details in a post on Monday, but … Read More
Keeping the High from a Writer’s Conference
I had the most amazing opportunity to go to the SAOW Word on the Lake Festival this past weekend. It inspired me, taught me, relaxed me and allowed me to find so many new friends and connections. I’d told some of the people I met at the conference and my family and friends that I plan on attending a type … Read More
I Finally, FINALLY Made My Deadline
So yesterday I posted something that I’d originally typed and intended to publish in January. Why did it not go up until then? I started working on my novel revising and polishing and once I got in the grove I couldn’t stop 😀 The sum of not posting for two months? MY NOVEL IS FINISHED AND POLISHED! I’ve got to … Read More
Do I Want to Work Full-time? That’s a Nope with a Capital “N”
Some moms can totally organize the house and kids and work full-time. I’m not one of them. For the middle two-ish weeks of January (yes this is a post I wrote in Jan. Why is it just going up now? More on that tomorrow) I was pretty much working full-time as a temp in an optometrist’s office. I didn’t mind … Read More
Peacock Flock Review #26 – If I Stay
If I Stay Author: Sunni Overend Length: ~ 262 pages Genre: Romance Heat level: Clean Stars: 4 Stupendous Purple Stars Book Summary: On a day that started like any other,Mia had everything: a loving family, a gorgeous, admiring boyfriend, and a bright future full of music and full of choices. In an instant, almost all of that is taken from … Read More
A Writer’s House
Although I admit that there are many other voracious readers out there whose houses are overflowing with books just like mine is, I’m sure every writer out there can relate to my current dilemma. Books are overtaking my house. I love it, but it is a bit of an organizational nightmare. In fact, the last time we moved when my … Read More