It always intrigues me when I start out with one goal in mind. . . I think (I don’t really plan or plot. . . I just start writing), then I begin the first draft with a vision in mind of the overall story (or series). . . and when I say I have a … More When Catharsis turns into Creativity
Yesterday, this was almost accurate. Looming deadlines… frustrations… and lack of sleep was NOT my friend. Several things that happened last year put me way… way… way behind schedule – which has affected every project since and had me on edge for awhile now. It also means that the last 10 months have been a mad … More Deadlines… Daily Word Counts… and Doses of Reality…
READER QUESTION: Obviously, the nature of Kayden’s character is to be secretive, but is there any insight you could give us about her? Actually it’s interesting you should ask. Recently, my children and I were watching one of our new favorite movies and that topic came up. This answer is going to be tricky since – … More Who is Kayden | Part 1
Well, maybe it’s just the hardest… I know not every writer is a mercy… not even every great writer is a mercy – but every writer MUST have at least some of the characteristics that make someone a mercy. Mercy / Giver: A mercy / giver’s basic motivational drive is to sense and respond to the emotional … More The worst thing about being a WRITER… and a MERCY
WARNING! The following video contains shocking and upsetting statements – at least… it should upset you to think about people who pretend it’s OK to do such atrocious things! I read a post earlier today about a Pulitzer winning photo that has changed how the author looks at everything and I was reminded of this show I used to watch; … More What really frightens me… is that this was nearly twenty years ago.
Oh my word! He’s ME! My son . . . the “Prophet” who complains about all us “Mercies” who cry at the drop of a hat . . . who makes snide comments about all the drama we get all upset over . . . who picks at his sister for being a drama princess … More I FINALLY “GET IT”!
A friend of mine shared this article on Facebook – so of course, I had to go read it. And of course – I have to now critique it, and add my own opinions to it. First, here is the infographic: Courtesy of: The Write Life And by the way… just for anyone else who … More Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing… YES – yet another argument.
This is a loaded question and not an easy one for a mother… If I were a seventeen year old girl who felt like I had sat around and wasted my entire life, my outlook would be very different than it is through the eyes of a 35 year old mother of two. There … More What would you do if you had one year left to live?
Good Morning! It is a beautiful spring day and I am sitting here trying to figure out exactly what to say that will keep you reading the long post below… (This post also appears on my weebly blog) Better to just jump in I suppose. I won’t go in to all the boring “about … More Writing Process Blog Tour | JC Morrows
As I sit here pondering just what to write in my next review, I think back to the books I’ve read in the past. As much as I would LOVE to tell you that I was a dewy-eyed teenager mooning over Edward Cullen, I must admit that I was nearly past my twenties before … More Apparently you don’t need “talent”.