I have trouble sleeping at times and I get migraines. Simple, uncomplicated symptoms my husband presented to a local well known herbalist. We refer to him affectionately as the “Witch Doctor”. We live in rural Arkansas where life is simple and so are the remedies to every day ailments, too, it seems, come from the… Continue reading Life’s Little Moments
Like many writers, I find music inspirational, but it wasn’t until I was reworking my playlists that I realized how much of a role music plays in my writing. Here are a few lines from song that have been an inspiration to me. “I can see it in your eyes that you despise the same… Continue reading The Sound of Inspiration
I’m a list maker and a goal setter. I start my day with a little note pad and I write down what I need to accomplish before I crawl back into bed. Kind of OCD but I can’t seem to get through the day without something to check off and I get a feeling of… Continue reading Re-defining goals
My oldest son got married last month, and with me being an only child and as a woman who married right out of high school with no idea what was expected, I had to educate myself on all the proper procedures & etiquette. My own wedding was performed on a tight budget (the hubs and… Continue reading Wedding Fever
I write books while sleeping. It sounds weird and maybe impossible, but it’s true. About eighty percent of my main plot comes to me while I’m snoozing. I’ve often discussed the secret of my plotting with friends and interested parties and it never fails to garner curious questions. There is a lot of research out… Continue reading My Plotting Secret
When I tell people I’m a writer, they always ask, Where to you get all your ideas? It’s like they think my mind is some magical place where ideas grow like mushrooms in a dark room. In a way they do. I’m sure it’s dark inside my head, but what I see in the world… Continue reading Where do stories come from?
People ask me how I come up with the ideas for my stories. It’s not always easy to answer this question. Sometimes the idea literally springs from nowhere. I can be inspired by music, images, news, and many other random everyday occurrences. A conversation with a co-worker about a date she had might create an… Continue reading The Random Muse