I am working on the second manuscript of the SW Wyoming Task Files, which will be a series of stories focused on a small police force located in Evanston, Wyoming. Writing the first manuscript, I just sat down, and the words flowed out. I had came up with a creepy criminal, a sad victim, a … More Plotting or Pantsing?
Writing a book or story, while not as easy as the title would imply, is definitely the fun part. The work is in editing and rewriting, composing query letters/synopsis pages/ blurbs, researching agents and editors, investigating traditional versus self-publishing routes, marketing your work, finding beta readers…. that’s the real meat of the work of being any sort … More Writing is the Easy Part
There are 1,001 things that need to be fixed in this old house; But the ones I want to fix the most Are the cracks between you and I.
Preferably with Dove soap and patchouli / lavender bath salts. I just drained mine, and now I am ready to write!
No, the title is not an ode to terrible copy editing. It is my blurb-word (made up word) to remind myself to keep it simple in my writing. If I get bogged down with a scene or bit of dialogue, I LOVE to excessively adjectavize: i.e. use to many freaking adjectives. But not today. Today my dialogue will … More Adjectavizing
Some days, the words just flow out of my fingers, thousands of them, before I even realize it. The only things that shake me out of my writing reverie are my aching wrists, or pressure on my bladder. Saturdays are the best for this. I generally have the house to myself; my husband is usually at … More Differing Levels of Production
I finished and edited four short fiction stories last year, and I felt like they were finally ready for submission today. I submitted three of the four to different magazines, earlier tonight. The fourth I am still researching an appropriate place to submit to. I am super happy (here is a picture of me being … More Productive Weekends
The universe has a way of providing what we ask for. When I was in my mid 20s, I really wanted a blue, Raleigh brand bike. I was fixated on the idea of this bike. I could see it in my mind, a powder blue beauty, me smiling and laughing in the sun as I … More My Raleigh