Okay, so it’s not the most professional lead in. But yeah, I said it. I peruse several writer forums and on all of them, I see people looking for excuses not to write. They say they are writers, claim their book is the best idea ever. But they don’t write. Their posts are full of… Continue reading Shut up and Write!
I’m a bit of a creature of habit. Sometimes this is a good thing. I rarely worry about what to have for breakfast because I eat the same thing five days a week: Every morning and every night I kiss the same hunky guy: [photo redacted because Fodder refuses to be fodder for my online… Continue reading Out of the Zone
It is the dog days of summer. Hot and hotter and dry (at least in my little neck of the woods). What has happened to the summer? I look at the date and see the month of July is almost over. Worst yet, it seems the goals I had in mind are sadly behind. Writing… Continue reading Dog Days of Summer
For the past 2 weeks I’ve been stalled (some call this writer’s block, I prefer stall) on a book I’ve been writing. I’ve always been good at pushing through and getting it done and giving advice to others on how to get out of a stall, but this time it seems harder than before. I… Continue reading Stalled?
My friend, Julie, is a juggler. By that I mean, she can actually toss multiple items into the air, catch, and release them in rapid succession. Last spring, she handed over her precious hacky sacks and tried to teach me to juggle too. The lesson didn’t last long. Julie has a lot of patience. Margaret… Continue reading The Juggler
Everyone needs an arch-nemesis, right? Superman had Lex Luthor. Dorothy went up against the Wicked Witch of the West. And we all know about Harry and He Who Shall Not Be Named. Time is now my enemy. At least fifty times a day I give the clock the old squinty-eyed stare. Every night I’m fudging… Continue reading Mags vs Father Time
I’m thiiiiiiiiis close to finishing the first draft of my current work in progress. Of course, I’ve been thiiiiiiiiis close to finishing for over a week now, and I have a deadline looming. Eep! You’d think I would just push through, right? The end is in sight. It’s right there. Still, I can’t quite make… Continue reading Thiiiiiis close!