So, I'm typing away at my Camp NaNo project right? Just going along as I usually do, mostly with my eyes closed listening (transcribing) as my characters deal with whatever situation they have me writing about at the time and then this happens, “And could it be you’ve felt guilty about leaving me all those … Continue reading O.M.G.
Two hundred and WHAT? A hundred and WHAT over WHAT? My visit to the doctor for my yearly physical was an eye opening experience. I knew I'd gained weight since falling off my program last October. And in the grand scheme of things I'm just a few pounds over where I was when I started … Continue reading Rude Awakenings
My fellow MAPW Creatives understand... 🙂 Another wonderful piece from my grad school cohort. Source: Insomnimaniac
I keep being interrupted by passages that I absolutely love. For example, Once in bed, she covered me with her body, naked and so soft against mine. Usually, I was the aggressor but that night, I lie back, letting her express herself. I wasn't the most patient or sensual of lovers until she taught me … Continue reading As I Edit
Wait - before I make the big announcement - you've gotten a glimpse into how my first books came into being (here, here, and here). Hopefully, I've peaked your interest and you'd like to read them. With that in mind, I'm offering discounts on my books for the month of March. Time to clear the decks … Continue reading There’s a New One on the Way, and It’s a…
Yeah, so I'm divorced. Happened 14 years ago and is pretty much not even a blip on my emotional radar anymore. At the time, I'm happy to say, it wasn't all that traumatizing either. Not sure what it says about me as a person, but when I came to the realization that I just didn't want, … Continue reading Making Lemonade – Turning my Divorce into my First Novella.
All of my writing comes from my personal experiences. I think it's that way with most writers; somehow, some way, the author shows up in their writing. Read enough of an author's fiction and you'll likely be able to discern what type of childhood they had, how they feel about the world around them, and … Continue reading “But How Do the Stories Get Inside There?” – What Inspired Me to Write Breaking Point, My 2nd Full Length Novel
Creatives are often asked what inspired them to create a certain piece. I find myself inspired in so many ways, but mostly by what happens in my day-to-day living. Today's post was inspired by the same thing that inspired me to write my first full length novel "Hello Diva", and that is, my hair loss. … Continue reading “Mommy, where do stories come from?” – How my first novel, Hello Diva was conceived.
"What's that smell?" "Dog shit." "Oh my God. You're not going to..." "Well clutch the pearls at the very thought! Of course I'm not going to track dog shit onto your pristine wood floors. What kind of barbarian do you think I am?" "Are you mad at me?" "No. I'm mad at the fact … Continue reading Plot Bunny #1 – I “should” be writing
This little snippet popped up earlier this evening. It builds on a phrase my love used a few days ago. For some reason, it stuck in my head and I find it flitting through the grey matter between my ears, always in his voice. He said it casually but I promise you, I didn't hear … Continue reading Just so you know, it’s not all darkness.