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: 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: 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 […]

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 […]

FF: Fantasy vs. Reality

In my dreams, an editor will read my precious story, a jewel of 2,000-ish words, filled with luxurious descriptions and a finely-honed plot. They will read it and think: this story is perfect. Any publication would be honored to receive and publish such an incredible story. Please, allow us to publish your work unedited, they […]