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
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
She scaled the wall in her usual spot, noting that none of her trip wires or other safety features had been crossed. Slipping in the window was academic. She made quick work of taking off her weapons and then her clothes on the way to the shower. The clothes went into a trash bag from … Continue reading 7 of 40 – another quick scene.
Another favorite part of a scene: “Start talking.” “Yeah, okay. What do you want to know?” “Don’t be foolish. I want to know why you’ve been following me, who you are and is there any reason for me not to kill you?” “Uh, well, don’t want you to kill me at all mostly because I … Continue reading 6 of 40
I love this scene... Even from that far away, the presence called to him; he knew the girl was in trouble and the decision to induct her was made. It was now the only way he could save her life. He entered the apartment. The stench of blood never failed to raise the coppery taste … Continue reading 4 of 40 – An April 2017 Camp NaNo Excerpt
Camp NaNo begins and it's off to my back files to dig out my next manuscript for release prep. I tend to rebel during the Camps and will start with a piece that's partially written and vow to add 50K words to what I've already done. So it's still a 50K challenge, I'm just starting … Continue reading 2 of 40