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 […]

2021 A-Z Challenge Theme Reveal: Flash Fiction

­čÄ▓Flash Fiction­čÄ▓ Due to life complications, I haven’t done the A-Z Challenge in a couple years. I’m trying to get back in the practice of writing (and editing) fiction. As a hardcore writing practice, I’m going to (try to) post a piece of flash fiction a day. I’m going to (try to) pre-write most of […]

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 […]

IWSG: Write What You LOVE

This is the first Wednesday of the month, and that means IWSG Day, the day when all of us insecure writers get together and talk about writing. Thanks to this month’s co-hosts: Sarah – The Faux Fountain Pen Jacqui Murray, Chemist Ken, Victoria Marie Lees, Natalie Aguirre, and JQ Rose! March 3 (optional) question – Everyone has a favorite genre or […]

December Is Coming

November 29th, the next to last day of NaNoWriMo and the first day that the library where I work is returning to “normal” hours – in the middle of the pandemic. Morally and psychologically, I’m not sure how I feel about that. Also, I just typed THE END on a novel and this is traditionally […]

Keeping Things Interesting

The main thing on my mind this week, personally, is that Team Dawn won the 4thewords tournament this November. Every November, we have a major writing event to celebrate NaNoWriMo. This year, we had a tournament – and the other side won. Twice. I lost. Twice. And it was glorious. Of course, the other thing […]

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 […]