Obligatory Pre-NaNo Post

I'm a pantser so there won't be any tips or tricks in this post on how to prepare for next month's writing festival. There also won't be any rants about how harried I feel with the start time looming on the horizon and how I have no idea what I'm going to write. You see, … Continue reading Obligatory Pre-NaNo Post

Camp Journal – Day 27: The Summit of Mount Rough Draft

The view from the summit of Mount Rough Draft doesn't look anything like that picture there, but I thought this came close to capturing the feeling of having made it to the top (word count 50,680; I've got a few more thousand to write to finish the story though). I'm going to sit here for … Continue reading Camp Journal – Day 27: The Summit of Mount Rough Draft

Put Your Hands Where I Can See Them and Step Away from the Keyboard.

So now, both manuscripts are in beta read.  The second one was able to go so fast because there wasn't a lot of text to write. It's more work book than story book so stopping at 10K+ wasn't that big of a deal. When it's all finished - edited and such I mean - I … Continue reading Put Your Hands Where I Can See Them and Step Away from the Keyboard.

There is No Dignified Way to Eat a Peeled Grapefruit

I came to that conclusion as I tore into my morning grapefruit sans spoon.  You see, I take a piece of fruit to work every weekday morning to eat for breakfast. Up to this point, I'd chosen bananas, plums, apples, and cherries. But as the seasons change, it was time to switch up. So...grapefruit.  Yeah. … Continue reading There is No Dignified Way to Eat a Peeled Grapefruit

Inspiration – an interlude

So, I'm driving down the highway.  Not thinking about too much, mostly just watching out for the other drivers as you never know when one is going to do something incredibly stupid whilst traveling at a high rate of speed. And that's when it hit.   A lightening bolt - like jolt of inspiration. Most … Continue reading Inspiration – an interlude

This Writer’s Worth

Catchy title for the blog post but it really has nothing to do with what I'm writing about today, lol. I haven't been promoting my published books, or working that hard on getting my next book finished and published for going on two years now. I've also struggled to put new words to page in … Continue reading This Writer’s Worth

If That’s What It Takes,

then I'm fairly confident I will never be a commercial success. So What Would It Take to Get You to Buy My Books?   A recent trip to the bookstore had me browsing titles in my favorite genres and I noted how all the covers began to blend together. I feel the same about movie posters.  They … Continue reading If That’s What It Takes,

Random – inspired by the pain in my left arm

She was a power mad, scandalous, conniving, spiteful, bitch. She'd climbed her way to a top position using the handles on the knives she'd stuck in the backs of strategically placed co-workers. No one liked or trusted her, yet they had to do her bidding because she had the title and corner office.  She lay … Continue reading Random – inspired by the pain in my left arm

There’s this woman…

I keep seeing this woman.  She's sitting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. She doesn't speak, doesn't interact with anyone.  She just sits there, watching the world go by.  This, my readers is how a story is born in my head. Most often, I get an image of someone in a scene doing what … Continue reading There’s this woman…

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.