I’ve recently discovered the reason for my extended writer’s block. It wasn’t a lack of ideas. The plot bunnies continue to multiply, thankfully. It wasn’t that I couldn’t think of anything to write–it was that I knew I could write it better. I just didn’t know how. I would like to share with you a … More Write That Scene: Bring Your Setting to Life
When I sit down to write, there are certain things that need to fall into place – like a puzzle box – or it doesn’t happen. The most obvious is the equipment. I use my MacBook Air, but pens and notebooks are not out of the equation. (Oh, how I long for a really cool … More The “Write” Vibes
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about this book. Maybe because I’ve been working on it for so long (over ten years, yikes), I’m afraid to commit to anything and let it go. It’s still in a place where I’m not satisfied, but will I ever be? Trusted people read it and love … More The Writer’s Curse: It’s Never ‘Good Enough’
I wasted a lot of personal happiness over the years by worrying and stressing over and getting angry about trivial things. I complained a lot. I mean A LOT. Nothing was ever my fault and there was always someone else to blame for whatever misfortune landed at my feet. And I was selfish. Eventually, that … More I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now
I’ve got two really exciting projects in mind to write about but which will take a bit of research. This is a new town and a new State and I don’t know much about the area yet (partially because I still depend on my husband to be my chauffeur), so I’m going to start learning … More Upcoming Projects Update
Since my seizure in early November 2016, I’ve been taken off Wellbutrin and put on Escitalopram with the promises that a) it’s just as effective in its much lower concentration and b) it comes with an energy boost. LIES. All of it. Maybe it works for some people, but it does neither of those things … More The Bizarro Dreams of Escitalopram
I’m living in a hotel right now. We’re in transition and don’t yet have a house. Scratch that – we don’t even have a mortgage approval yet. Well, we did. But we lost it. Why? Me. We drove up here Saturday, November 5. I’d just had my last day at Whole Foods (loved that job) … More NaNoNoNo.
Hi. :o) Most of you know I’ve been having fun playing around in wattpad & writing my first-ever fanfic. This one is based on the CW TV show Supernatural starring Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Mark Sheppard, and Misha Collins, and YOU as the protagonist. It’s also my first 2nd POV but certainly not the last. Brothers … More 45 Part SPN Fanfic Coming to an End
I’ve come to this page over and over again over the last several weeks, and I’ve stared at it, knowing I should write something. Anything. But each time I ended up shutting it down and looking somewhere else, putting my attention on something else. Anything else. I avoid dealing with difficult things, apparently. Writing is a bit … More The Words I Didn’t Want to Hear from the Dermatologist & Why I Haven’t Been Writing
It never fails: I’m supposed to be working on research for school and my mind wanders. This time, like many other times, it wandered back to my manuscript – on which I’ve ceased queries, because I’d grown tired. It wasn’t so much the rejections as the story itself; if I wasn’t excited about it anymore, … More Update: What on Earth is Going on With My 1st Book?