I’m a Pantser with a Plan

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

6 of 40

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

4 of 40 – An April 2017 Camp NaNo Excerpt

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

Random Bits & Pieces

Happy Birthday I am now officially involved in counting down to my 50th birthday. I've got a list of activities I'm going to shoot for enjoying in the next 12 months, all culminating in the biggest birthday celebration I've had to date. Activities appear in no set order; those with specific dates are in bold: … Continue reading Random Bits & Pieces

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

O.M.G.

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.

Dag Nabbit – Camp Journal, Day 18

So, try as I might, I couldn't quite get this post to fit the metaphorical (?)...no, fictional...no...um, you know the fake letters from camp and such that I've been posting since starting my draft for Camp NaNo this month; I couldn't get this post to fit the way I wanted it to. I mean, I … Continue reading Dag Nabbit – Camp Journal, Day 18

Stephen King

I am going to see my all time FAVORITE author in the whole world since Dr. Maya Angelou - MR. Stephen, "gave me nightmares for most of my life" King!!! He's going to be in Nashville in June and I will be there!!!  Now of course, he's speaking to an auditorium full of people so … Continue reading Stephen King

Camp Journal, Day 11

Whew. Just a quick note. I'm pretty worn out. Got to feeling pretty good and did a couple of sprints up the trail this evening. Didn't get that much further as my sprinting isn't as fast as it used to be, not to mention how heavy this pack  (day job, life responsibilities) is.  But I … Continue reading Camp Journal, Day 11