IWSG: The Moment You Hit Send

It’s the 1st Wednesday of 2021 and that means a very special first. It is the first IWSG Day of 2021, the day when all us insecure writers get together to compare notes and prepare for the impending apocalypse. No not the end of the world in some nuclear winter. I mean the moment you […]

Pray for Me

Last day of full-time employment at the library and I’ve already agreed to come back for at least 3 more days in January to help cover my former shift. So, I’ll be a substitute for myself…. Man, this gets meta fast! Meanwhile, I have one of my favorite Plumb songs on repeat: Now, I’m looking […]

A Million Reasons

This week, I’m doing a lot of writing. Things for my NaNoWriMo characters are not going well. Meanwhile, as often happens when I’m trying to write, I let myself get distracted by – whatever. Funny Facebook posts. The news. This A2A (Asked to Answer) on Quora. In my defense, it was an interesting distraction – […]

Writing Woes

Total confession: I’m having trouble with my narrative right now. Here’s why. I need to write a war scene. It’s important. I hate war scenes. Seriously, why can’t we all just get along? I’m self-medicating with iced caramel coffee, almond Danish, and lots of very unnecessary time on Facebook. Trying to write this scene is […]

So Little Time

In past weeks, I have struggled with what to say. This week, there is so much I want to say. I’ve now hit 65k+ on my NaNo novel. The monastery was invaded. Instead of taking the place over, the invaders “just want to talk”. The invaders have been distracted by an uprising, an uprising started […]

Everyday Mystics

It’s November and that means NaNoWriMo. This happens every year. For the next few weeks, my spiritual world will be consumed by the novel I am writing. The lines will get blurry between “fantasy” and “reality”. I know the difference, but my emotions don’t. As it should be. Right now, I’m working on my 2020 […]

IWSG: To NaNo or Not to NaNo

For this month’s IWSG, I’m writing ahead on November 1st as a break from my NaNoWriMo novel which has grabbed me around the neck. I am writing this post on just about 4 hours of sleep, writing in lieu of the midday nap I had planned due to lack of sleep because after writing my […]

IWSG: Working Writer

October 7 question – When you think of the term working writer, what does that look like to you? What do you think it is supposed to look like? Do you see yourself as a working writer or aspiring or hobbyist, and if latter two, what does that look like? This month’s Insecure Writer’s Support […]

IWSG: Truth Is…

It’s September – already – and the first Wednesday in September which means ISWG Day, the day when we come together and talk about writerly stuff. September 2 (optional) question: If you could choose one author, living or dead, to be your beta partner, who would it be and why? Haha, okay universe. This is […]