If you’ve been writing for any length of time, and especially if you’ve gotten something published, you’ve probably run into the Proto-Writer and their oblivious laments. The person who, upon … Continue Reading The Cognitive Dissonance of the Proto-Writer
This post is part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog hop. The first Wednesday of every month is Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. … Continue Reading That’s It, I’m Out
So, the Blogging From A to Z Challenge is OVER for another year! This was my third year and it’s always exciting leading up to it, and fun starting off, … Continue Reading Hello There!
I’ve been writing for a lot of years. Way, way too many years (I’m old, folks). Sometimes it’s funny to look back on those years and reflect on the attitudes … Continue Reading Never Say Never
I’ve been writing since I was 13-14. I have tons of written work that is lost to the ravages of time and technological advancement. Notebooks full of stuff I wrote … Continue Reading That’s A Lot Of Stuff
Six years ago today, a friend of mine named Chris passed away. We met when I started working at my very first serving gig in a restaurant that doesn’t exist … Continue Reading A Memorial To A Friend
Many years ago, I wrote under a different pseudonym, in a somewhat different genre, and had a modicum of success. The name was Lydia Nyx, if you’re curious, but it … Continue Reading The Language Of Writing
Next weekend I’m going to Chicago with my best friend! We always seem to end up going there at least once a year. It’s only a six hour drive from … Continue Reading Going to Chi-Town!
I’ve made a big important decision about my writing career, and I thought I would share it with all of you today. After much thought and consideration (and a lot … Continue Reading Ch-ch-ch Changes
Can you write an entire book, beginning to end, whole and complete, and hate the result despite all the time you spent on it? Yes, you sure can. I’m going … Continue Reading I Hate This Book
The apartment complex where I live consists of several buildings. I live in one of the buildings closest to the street, and because of the apartment I live in, I … Continue Reading A Unique View
This post is part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog hop. The first Wednesday of every month is Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. … Continue Reading Time On My Hands
This post is part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog hop. The first Wednesday of every month is Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. … Continue Reading It Was a Dark and Bloody Night
I’m the big 4-1 today! Last year I had an accident and sustained a pretty bad injury on my birthday, so this year I’m gonna keep it low-key and hope … Continue Reading It’s my birthday!
I think most writers knew early in life that they had the ‘writing gene’ or whatever magical thing it is that makes us writers. I’ve heard a lot of writers … Continue Reading What Makes a Writer?
My fuzzy muse is very spoiled, as you can see… My fuzzy muse is a nine year old tortoiseshell named Francis. She’s a she, though many people mistake her for … Continue Reading My Fuzzy Muse
I hate exercise. I know it’s good for you and all the benefits it provides your body and mind, but I just hate it. However, some years ago I tried … Continue Reading Hooked on a feeling
I recently finished edits on a novella that will be out this fall, and every time I work with an editor, I learn something new. No matter how tight I … Continue Reading Still learning
In June, I’ll be taking a vacation to New Orleans. Just a few days in the French Quarter, but I’m super excited about it. I’ve been to New Orleans once … Continue Reading Back to New Orleans
Have you ever thought about how weird it is to be a writer? Obviously I have, and recently, or I wouldn’t be making this post. Having too much time on … Continue Reading Writers are weird, man.