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: My Time in Exile

This is the first Wednesday of the month, and that means IWSG Day! Like much of the “free” world, I am currently writing this from inside my home in the course of a weeks-long lock down to help slow the spread of a deadly disease¬†in order to make the terrible less terrible. I know that […]

IWSG: New Job

Today is the first Wednesday of the month, and that means IWSG Day! It’s a chance for writers to talk about our insecurities, triumphs, and momentary hurdles on the way to triumph. This month, the main thing going on in my life is that I’ve finally broken down and very quickly (it all happened so […]

IWSG: Breaking Writers Blocks!

It’s April already, the first Wednesday in April, and that means <drum roll> IWSG Day! This month’s optional question is:¬†When your writing life is a bit cloudy or filled with rain, what do you do to dig down and keep on writing? I have three tricks I use in those down moments, and I’d like […]

IWSG: New Improved Resolutions

Happy New Year and Happy IWSG Day! Hard to believe 2018 is here. Not sure about everyone else but here in the Northeast U.S. it’s been super cold and now they’re throwing out scary words like “bomb” to describe the weather. Fortunately, I’m not on the coast but the cold has made getting out of […]

IWSG: A Writer’s Many Hats

Hard to believe that February is here. This year the first falls on a Wednesday, which means IWSG Day is here super early! True confessions, I was planning to skip this month due to working several personal deadlines and being busy and stressed. Then I saw this month’s question and thought I can write something […]

Celebrate the Small Things

Wow, so it’s Friday again. This week was a slow week in some ways and that’s probably because I got a lot of (boring – yawn) work done. Sold quite a few business writing pieces, enough so I feel almost like an actual writer. Even though I really love fiction, it gives me this happy […]