You know, that voice inside your head that reminds you of the bully in the 6th grade who told you weren't @#$% just because the teacher publicly praised you for your writing skills; or maybe it sounds like a special someone who told you they didn't like your short story and that maybe your talent … Continue reading Everyone’s Got an Inner Critic
A line taken directly from my work planner, April 10th, "Write TFI!! Fuck YouTube & FB". On April 10th I didn't open YouTube or Facebook until lunch. I scrolled, watched, commented, liked for an hour while I ate my sandwich and chips, then closed the tabs as soon as my lunch hour was over. Without … Continue reading Wait, what?
Juggling all the superficial shit to avoid my manuscript because somewhere between Breaking Point and Aphrodite's Twin, I lost my drive to write, finish, and publish my work. I'd done it, in relatively rapid succession for seven years straight. I was chasing a high of success that remained out of my reach. I grew disillusioned. … Continue reading Dropping the Ball.
Wow. It's been FOREVER since I last posted. Talk about a whirlwind of activity that on the surface doesn't seem to be moving me forward but I suppose is more putting me in a better position to capitalize on forward momentum when it happens. Wait. What? So, yeah. Here's what's been going on: Signed up … Continue reading Camp NaNo
For the first time ever, as best as I can remember, I have done a rough outline for a novel idea! I even had to research some thing! As a consumate pantser, this activity has rocked me to the core. It means I'm not only going into NaNo next month with a BRAND NEW idea … Continue reading I’m a Pantser with a Plan
No, not THAT time of the year, although I did walk through Walmart the other day and the entire garden section was over run with twinkling lights and fake evergreen trees. (face palm). No, we're talking NaNo...check out this post from (me) Nowata Press :-). https://www.youtube.com/embed/AU9iqUWrsDA?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent Unlike Ms. Kara (Boho Berry on YouTube / … Continue reading Good grief, it’s almost that time of the year.
Ohhhh, we're half-way there ohhhh oh, livin' on a prayer Take my hand, we'll make it I swear, Ohhhh oh, living on a prayer.... Sorry, love that song. *ahem* So yeah, I've managed to consistently (with a few lost days here and there) make 20 posts in just a little over 20 days. I wish … Continue reading 20 of 40 – Half way there
This is more of an excerpt of a scene, but it lit me up as I was writing it... “So how does all this work?” “Well, okay. There’s The Source. It is the energy or whatever that created everything. In human science, Its called The Big Bang, in human religions, Its usually called God. Alright, … Continue reading 19 of 40 – Another scene
Migraine Fairy is swooping in for a visit. I haven't had any water today (the first in two, maybe three weeks I didn't have any water, the third in two weeks that I didn't get 64 full ounces). There's also a tropical storm a'brewing in the Atlantic. Doesn't take much, just the flap of those … Continue reading 18 of 40 – Another scene
Go here. I've really wandered loose, eh? What has it been, three days in a row of no posts? I wish I could say it was because I was knee deep in my Camp NaNo project or neck deep in editing AT and TOW but alas, I was lost in my own head, swimming through … Continue reading 12 of 40 – Do you trust me?