IWSG: Feeling Called Out

June 2 question – For how long do you shelve your first draft, before reading it and re-drafting? Is this dependent on your writing experience and the number of stories/books under your belt? Ugh, I am feeling called out by the June 2nd question. In April, I started working on a project I’ve been working […]

FF: Land of the Free

I prepare for my second Covid shot tomorrow. In two short weeks, freedom beckons. Here’s what I love about this country: the diversity of people and places, of languages and thought. For all our flaws, for all my flaws, I am blessed. I can make a mental travel list without worrying (too much) about gas […]

Non-serious advice

When I’m in a bit of a mood, and I kind of want to punch something but I know the only thing that will hurt is my fist, I turn to XKCD for consolation and laughs. Right now, I’m thinking about those “laugh so you don’t cry” moments and things we wish were true but […]

IWSG: Happy IWSG Cinco de Mayo

May 5 question – Has any of your readers ever responded to your writing in a way that you didn’t expect? If so, did it surprise you? It’s now May 5th which means Cinco De Mayo and IWSG Day at the same time! Yay. As someone who writes both fiction and non-fiction, including spiritual and […]

Happy May Day

I love May for so many reasons. So many great things happen in May. Flowers. Growing things. Okay the bamboo has already started growing in my yard but there are so many good growing things. Also. Not just bamboo. This May, I’m going to miss A-Z Challenge so much but got so inspired that I’m […]

Weekly Weather Report

Another Sunday post borrowed shamelessly from XKCD. I think this one might actually be scientifically accurate due to being written by an actual scientist doing science stuff. It looks like the kind of thing that would happen in 2021.

So … That Happened

Apparently, I accidentally scheduled my Friday post for Thursday and now I don’t want to take it down because so many people said nice things about it. But, I don’t want to break my WordPress streak. I might be a tad obsessive. Also today (Thursday but scheduling for tomorrow) I got my first Moderna shot […]

Q is for Quill

Writing is hard, even at the best of times. It’s like digging deep beneath the surface of soul and skin, drawing blood, occasionally hitting bone with lightning flashes of pain. Once you have enough to get started, maybe, you pause to look at what you’ve done. You clean it off as best you can, hiding […]

A-Z Day of Rest

Wow, I forgot what a crazy thing A-Z challenge is. I know I’ve missed some comments and also I’m reaching that point where it is hard to keep track of all the fun blogs I’ve run across. I keep wanting to make a personal list of blogs I definitely want to check every day, but […]