Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Life updates

It's been a crazy April day!!!  Michigan has odd weather regardless, but this year has been worse than most.  Last month, the weather was in in the 80s and we had a couple of days that got up into the 90s. Today, it was trying to snow.  GESH!!!

I've been trying to finish the ending of my first book.  Yeah, I'm a writer.  There!  I said it.  :)  I've been working on this silly thing for years, but now...well it's time.  Book one needs to leave the nest and venture out into the universe.

I have changed so much since I started my adventures in writing, and my book has changed along with me.  There was a time when I was nervous to talk about my writing, like it was a dark, dirty secret.  Now...well I suppose I've FINALLY gotten to a place where I know how much I don't know!  I need all the advice I can get!!!

Yesterday, I had an epiphany.  I've been looking for cover art ideas.  I've gone to bookstores.  I've spent hours looking at covers online.  Nothing seemed right.  So, I was talking to one of my buddies at work about my dilemma.  She asked me a couple of questions about my story, and within 5 minutes, I had a cover idea that I think will work.  The execution of said cover, will be its own issue.  LOL  The point is, sometimes you have to be willing to throw things out into the universe, even if it makes you feel vulnerable, because you NEVER know when or where a solution will come from.

Take care!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Allow Me to Introduce Myself

My name is Juli Hoffman.  I am the writer and creator of the Williamson Vampires series.  For the record, I've been blogging for just over a year on my Wordpress site.  I had no intentions of creating TWO blogs when I can hardly keep up with one, but you know what they say about good intentions.  :)

I'm a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, and a friend.  Most days I write.  Some days, my dribbles are actually worth reading.  When I'm not "herding cats" at work, I enjoy playing in my garden and taking random pics.

I look forward to meeting other writers and readers, and I thank you for visiting my site.

Have a great day!