Book Review – Les Miserables, Part Deux

The ending.  Okay, so I was right there with all the human condition exploration; doing what's right even when it means you may be, oh, I dunno...arrested and thrown in the galleys.  But good googly, the heart wrenching last words; the barely making it to the death-bed with nothing but forgiveness and love.  Have to … Continue reading Book Review – Les Miserables, Part Deux

The Other Manuscript

Just a day or so ago I mentioned my short story "novella", Aphrodite's Twin.  Well, that's not the only thing I'm working on. I also have a novel I'm jotting down bits and pieces to (and re-writing as I go, sigh).  That one is tentatively titled, "The Other Woman".  Yes, it's about a woman, a … Continue reading The Other Manuscript

Finally, a post about my writing

(*shakes head, attempts to clear mind*)  Alright.  (*deep breath*)  I am a writer. Time to "talk" writing.  My Happy Place wouldn't be all that happy if I wasn't doing what I loved, hence the increase in blog posts as of late.  This one will highlight my current work in progress as a way of building … Continue reading Finally, a post about my writing

Divine Intervention (original March 28, 2013)

This originally appeared on my old website. Decided it had some good info in it so I'm re-posting it. 🙂 Enjoy! Do you believe in God? I’m the first to say I believe in a “higher” power but not as it’s represented in most (so called) organized religions.  Too much human tampering and interpretation and using … Continue reading Divine Intervention (original March 28, 2013)

That moment when you write the defining scene or lines of your novel.

 "I'm tired of men only loving me with their words, or their penises. I want... no, I deserve a man who loves me with his actions, his body, his words, his, well, everything. Because in case you hadn't noticed, I love with all I have, and all I do."  Jocelyn (heroine of my second WIP … Continue reading That moment when you write the defining scene or lines of your novel.

Is it really “hard” or is it that I just don’t want to do it?

(Mod One, day six) Today's contemplation - what do I really mean by "this is hard?"  As in difficult to accomplish.  Is it that the task I'm talking about is really difficult for me to do or is it more that I don't want to do it?  Claiming that something is intrinsically problematic or strenuous highlights … Continue reading Is it really “hard” or is it that I just don’t want to do it?

Beta Test – Module One

Not sure if you know this or not, but I'm working on my next writing project. It's a departure for me in that its non-fiction and there-fore is inspiring a different writing style than I'm used to. I am one of those writers who is led by my characters during the drafting phase - they … Continue reading Beta Test – Module One

Wait, what? It’s almost February?

Man, all the old adages come to mind about time flying and such, but what it boils down to is, it's almost February. Which is kind of cool :-).  You see, I gave myself the ENTIRE month of January to plot, plan, scheme, and dream.  The idea was to give myself plenty of time to … Continue reading Wait, what? It’s almost February?

Bass Ackwards, the remix

I'm an independent author with four books to my credit.  The experts keep telling me to have a platform, accounts on all the social media and a blog that has a "theme" and provides readers with information.  Um, yeah.  About that.  I blog because I need an outlet for the voices in my head.  If … Continue reading Bass Ackwards, the remix

Plot development – Reality Check

I write women's contemporary fiction. My stories take place in the "real" world and on a time line that doesn't go further back than a decade. My characters are human (so far, I happen to have a supernatural story series on the back burner but it'll still be mostly contemporary fiction when it's all said … Continue reading Plot development – Reality Check