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
I need to confess something: I arrive late to everything that’s popular. All the things everybody gets really into–games, apps, trends, TV shows–I’m usually about six months behind in catching … Continue Reading The Man Maketh the Clothes
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 A Piece of Me
A while back, I made a blog post about a new method of writing I was trying out–that is, under-writing instead of over-writing. It’s long been my style to write … Continue Reading Filling In The Blanks
September is here! That’s means it’s going to be fall very soon where I live. We don’t get much of a summer, that’s probably why I love summer so much. … Continue Reading It’s Already September?
This past weekend (and much of last week) I’ve been down with the flu. Apparently the back-to-school virus caught me, though I don’t have any school age children. Several of … Continue Reading All At Once, Or Not At All
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 Being Human Sucks
I’m still powering through edits so I can have something ready for the IWSG Twitter Pitch Party on Thursday (I’m almost there!) so I’ll keep this short and sweet today. … Continue Reading Still Editing…
Did you miss me? I had a lovely weekend hanging out with old friends and seeing U2 in concert. Before I dive back into talking about writing this week on … Continue Reading I’m Back!
Just a heads up, I’m taking a break from the blog this week. I have a friend–whom I haven’t seen in YEARS–coming in from out of town to stay with … Continue Reading Brief Hiatus
Let me ask you a question: how long is a book? I’m asking this as a writer. Most readers think of books in terms of pages, but most writers think … Continue Reading The Long and Short Of It
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
During the April A to Z Challenge, a commenter on my blog introduced me to 750 Words. I mentioned this briefly at the end of my Z post, but I … Continue Reading Writing Every Day
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
For most of the first part of this week, I was down with the flu. Ick. I always seem to fall prey to the flu or a cold in late … Continue Reading The Gang’s All Here
I’ve had a lot of writing tools over the years. I started out in high school writing in notebooks. I got a manual Brother typewriter for Christmas when I was … Continue Reading The Evolution Of Writing Tools
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