Wait, what?

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?

Dropping the Ball.

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.

Camp NaNo

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

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

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 / … Continue reading Good grief, it’s almost that time of the year.

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 … Continue reading 20 of 40 – Half way there

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, … Continue reading 19 of 40 – Another scene

18 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

12 of 40 – Do you trust me?

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?

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 … Continue reading 9 of 40 – Let Someone Else’s Words…