Are you missing NaNoWriMo?

Posted in Writing at 8:19 pm by Fiona

So November has passed, holidays are over and you’re missing that thrill that rush from writing a whole book in a month!!

Romance Divas has the cure!!

We’re hosting our own writing month in February!!

So come join us in the first official Romance Divas Writing Month (RoDiWriMo).

Write 50,000 words with us, while you learn industry news, writing technicques and more valuable information.

Join Romance Divas http://www.romancedivas.com today! It’s free and so is RoDiWriMo!!


Quote of the day: “keep going”

Posted in Writing at 4:43 pm by Fiona

Have you ever noticed the things you need to hear seem to happen right when you need them? Today I got a rejection letter from an agent. I decided to dig in and do some more agent research and through a series of internet surfing events ended up on Jim Butcher’s site. On his “About Jim” page he has a section titled “How’d Jim Get Published” that contains the most honest and delightful tale of any writer’s journey I’ve ever read. At the end he shares this:  

Here’s the secret of how to get published: keep going.”


He goes on to say: 

“Keep trying when the guy next to you quits in disgust. Keep writing when the girl next to you sobs and throws her manuscripts into the fire. Keep conducting yourself like a professional, and you’ll get someone to believe that you are one.If you’re lucky, maybe even yourself.” 

Some days it just pays to keep going. Especially when the rewards are like this one. Thanks Jim!


R.I.P. Harry Darrow, my friend

Posted in Harry Darrow at 1:11 am by Fiona

My lifelong friend, Harry Darrow, has left this world:

Harry Darrow, a multi-talented artist, motion picture and television art director, died on December 30, 2007 at his home in Pelham, following a courageous battle with lung cancer.

From its inception, Mr. Darrow was the Art Director of the popular television drama series “Law and Order: Criminal Intent” and had previously worked as Art Director on the HBO’s hit show “The Sopranos,” Spike Lee’s “Bamboozeled,” and four Walt Disney feature films.

Prior to his work in film and television, Mr. Darrow co-owned the scenic shop Hudson/Half Moon Productions and was the scenic artist for numerous Broadway shows including Les Miserables, Cats, Phantom of the Opera and many others. He also did lighting design for tours by several rock and roll artists.

Mr. Darrow was born on July 20, 1950 in Dallas, TX. His theatrical career began at age 16 when he was appointed Technical Director of the Barn Theatre in Prairie Village, KS. Mr. Darrow attended Carnegie Mellon University, graduated from the University of Kansas, and did graduate work for his MFA at New York University. He lived in New York City and Pelham.

Mr. Darrow was the husband of Marcia Edelstein, father of Tess Honor Darrow, and brother of Michael Silverglat of Missoula, Montana, Susan Star Paddock of Gettysburg, PA, Roger Silverglat of McKinney, TX, and the late Philip Darrow of Verona, NJ. He was predeceased by his parents, Harry Silverglat and Susan Moseley Silverglat, of Dallas and Shawnee Mission, KS.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, Jan. 6 at 2:00pm at the Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Avenue.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Cancer Support Team, 875 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 204, Mamaroneck, NY 10543.