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 [...]

Good grief, it’s almost that time of the year.

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 / [...]

20 of 40 – Half way there

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 [...]

19 of 40 – Another scene

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, [...]

9 of 40 – Let Someone Else’s Words…

move us ALL. I write because I struggle to speak my truth. Want to know what I'm going through, how I see the world? Read my writing. And on the flip side, words can bring understanding. Are you afraid of "them"...bet if you took a minute you'd find common ground and way less reason to [...]

7 of 40 – another quick 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 [...]

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 [...]

2 of 40

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 [...]