In retrospect, I am very glad that the post was on my personal profile. . . not my author page. . . though I’m sure many fans. . . readers. . . and friends don’t really differentiate between the two. And then came the reality check. . . The incomparable Debbie Dadey … More A Perspective Check
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…
I have to laugh about this… I mean, I really just have to laugh about it… because if I don’t laugh, then I might start crying and then I’ll never get anything done. First, a bit of back-story: We moved last April/May. Since then, it has been a juggling act between unpacking, remodeling, rushing off … More The irony of writing in a house filled with people
Recently I posted on Facebook about characters who have a mind of their own… Part of this question came from the fact that my mother and my son have a very sharp (sometimes frighteningly so) wit and I do not. When I am writing a scene with snappy repartee or clever comments, those are often … More When your characters take over the story
After 38 years on this Earth, I have come to the conclusion that I am… an alien. It’s ironic actually because I joked recently that I may have been switched at birth—due to the fact that I have a blood type science says it’s impossible for me to have given my parents’ blood types—and my … More After 38 years on this Earth…
I have been writing books for a little over five years now, but I’ve been a story-teller my entire life. I’ve always been a bookworm. I started reading at four and I haven’t stopped since. The first novel I completed was a straight-up epic fantasy series. I started it and it dragged for over a year before something finally clicked! … More A Return to the genre of my heart!
I was scrolling through Pinterest the other day, giggling over the memes on what Star Wars might have been if Anakin had never gone to the Dark Side. And a strange thought came to me… What if our reluctant assassin had not been so reluctant? What if Kayden had not fallen in love with the … More What if a reluctant assassin – had not been quite so reluctant . . .
WOW! Let me first say that I began reading another response to your letter (AN OPEN LETTER TO REY FROM STARE WARS) – which is how I found your letter. To my readers – I am sorry about the bad language in the linked article. Second, let me say THANK YOU! OK . . . now … More My response to “AN OPEN LETTER TO REY FROM STAR WARS”
We hear lots of advice on what to do as an author, but it is not very often that someone shares the types of things that trip them up on their writing journey. This is one of those posts. A “what not to do” type of post: 1) When you are on deadline – especially if … More How to successfully derail yourself . . .
Do you ever feel like you’ve reached the bottom of your well… and it’s empty – seriously… not even a trickle remains? image courtesy of http://www.saltandlightblog.com My problem is this: I am not a blogger first. I am a writer first. And, as a writer, what would be short, cute, quippy stories for those who … More The bottom of the well…