It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (1813). It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. – Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities (1859). Mr. and Mrs. Dursley… Continue reading What’s your line? Play a game with Mags!
How often do you check on your muse? I’m trying to make a point of touching base with mine more often. I mean, I do all the things good little writers are supposed to do. I have a business plan. I track things—words per day, contract/rights information, royalties earned, etc. I back up my work… Continue reading Mags on mollycoddling your muse
When I first started my writing journey, I thought I wanted to write historicals. I loved all things old. Problem was, my voice sounded all wrong. After a couple more manuscripts and thousands and thousands of words I found the real me. I’m just a country girl at heart. I wasn’t raised in the country.… Continue reading Muse… It Comes From Everywhere
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 trekked northward for a visit with the family recently. It’s a long, boring drive made particularly arduous by the fact that I suffer motion sickness, which makes it impossible for me to read or write in the car. That means I lose over eighteen hours of productivity to the drone of the highway. I… Continue reading I saw a sign!
“What are you thinking?” Ugh. One of my least favorite questions ever. Let me state for the record that it’s not me; it’s him. It’s true! This little touchy-feely inquiry usually comes from my husband. In defense of his alpha male status, I will say he only resorts to using it when he catches me… Continue reading What are you thinking?
I’m not sure what it is about our little farm that drives us to add another animal to the menagerie, but we keep succumbing to the magic. We discussed getting another canine companion for our farm dog. The incessant feline intrusion to his feeding bowl leaves the poor guy all frustrated and living in a… Continue reading We Have a Bear