IWSG: May the 4th Be With You

Here in the U.S., this is a dark day for democracy and for women. I was actually having a rough time anyway, one of those times when I’m like okay done with all of this. And now, I just want to say that today is a dark day for democracy and women. If you don’t […]

A-Z Theme Reveal: Ace Love Stories

For A to Z this year, I’m going to be posting love stories, but not just ANY kind of love story. These will be about everything EXCEPT what we (in my opinion all too often) think of as “love stories”: straight, heteronormative boy-girl together forever love stories. Nothing wrong with that! But I want to […]

IWSG: Writing Is Hard

Yep, it’s the first Wednesday of another month and that means time for another Insecure Writers Support Group post, which is perfect because I am feeling very insecure today. The awesome co-hosts for the March 2 posting of the IWSG are Janet Alcorn, Pat Garcia, Natalie Aguirre, and Shannon Lawrence! March 2 question – Have you ever been conflicted about […]

IWSG: Thomas Aquinas

Happy IWSG Day! And, thanks to this month’s co-hosts: Joylene Nowell Butler, Jacqui Murray, Sandra Cox, and Lee Lowery! February 2 question – Is there someone who supported or influenced you that perhaps isn’t around anymore? Anyone you miss? Someone recently asked me a similar question, and instantly I thought, yeah Thomas Aquinas. Is there anyone else? I met […]

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 […]