• Candace Coakley


"I'm in love, I'm in love, and I don't care who knows it!" -Buddy the Elf I love my dog, Hope. She is the reason I get up in the morning (literally, her paw is my alarm) and why I smile at bedtime. She even has her own Insta, that creative pup (my son writes her copy). Someday, I'll tell you the story of how I manifested Hope on the ride home from Lake Placid.

As I sit here trying to write something profound about Show, don't Tell or characterization or POV, I get distracted by my sweet Hope. She waits patiently while I procrastinate, and she never judges. She doesn't care if I write anything at all.

I think I'll take her for a much-deserved walk. This WIP blog will still be here later. And I'll hopefully be bombarded with fresh ideas along the way.

Hope, you complete me!