IWSG: Is it Really 2022 Already??

It’s the first Wednesday of 2022 and that means the first IWSG Day of 2022. Wait a minute. When did 2022 happen??? The awesome co-hosts for the January 5 posting of the IWSG are Erika Beebe, Olga Godim, Sandra Cox, Sarah Foster, and Chemist Ken! January 5 (optional) question – What’s the one thing about your writing career you regret the […]

IWSG: Endings

December 1 question – In your writing, what stresses you the most? What delights you? When I first read this question, I was working on the ending of my NaNo novel (I just typed THE END about 30 minutes ago and am coming up for air.) One of my favorite authors Saint Paul the Apostle […]

IWSG: Another Year, Another NaNo

It’s the first Wednesday of the month and that means IWSG Day. November 3 question – What’s harder to do, coming up with your book title or writing the blurb? The blurb. Definitely. I love writing catchy titles and reading catchy titles. I’m a particular fan of cozy mystery titles, occasionally picking up books I […]

IWSG: Drawing the Line

My IWSG post for October, because – yowza – it is October already, isn’t it? Thanks to this month’s awesome cohosts: Jemima Pett, J Lenni Dorner, Cathrina Constantine, Ronel Janse van Vuuren, and Mary Aalgaard! October 6 question – In your writing, where do you draw the line, with either topics or language? I tend to shy away from gratuitous […]

IWSG: Controlled Chaos

Optional, August 4 IWSG question – What is your favorite writing craft book? Think of a book that every time you read it you learn something or you are inspired to write or try the new technique. And why? True confession: I don’t read writing craft books more than once. There have only been a very […]

IWSG: Nothing, Really

This month’s optional question: What would make you quit writing? I’m having an interesting time in life, one of those transition points. Summer is here. No more mask requirements where I live. Travel is cautiously allowed. I get to go see the people I want to see from time to time, in small doses. I’m […]

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 […]