No full post today – just taking a moment to wish you all a happy and safe Memorial Day!
As my deadline gets closer, I find myself asking 2 questions: 1. Am I really going to be able to finish by the end of June? and 2. What happens after I finish the first draft? Then, what? I guess, technically, that’s 2.5 questions…, and, FYI, I’ve decided that the answer to question #1 is … More What Happens After I Finish the First Draft?
Do you do that? Set the scene to write by prepping your writing area in a particular way? I do. It’s little things. I don’t set up a whole stage or something to suit what I’m writing that day. Maybe I would if I were rich and didn’t have a normal job – I can … More Set the Scene to Write
I’m debating switching my writing hours up for the summer. Why? Well, there’s all this sunlight that wasn’t there before. 😋 Smart-aleckery aside, that is actually the reason. I started keeping regular writing hours last winter. As such, it made sense to work early in the morning. I could avoid distractions, and if it meant … More Writing Hours: Are Yours the Same All Year?
I almost called it the COVID 15, but that’s wrong. If you actually had COVID, you probably lost weight (at best). It’s the people who were fairly healthy but sat on their duffs for a year that got the Quarantine Fifteen. For anyone looking at me like I’m nuts and completely making stuff up, Of … More Is the Quarantine Fifteen a Thing?
Trying to find copyright free images can be a gigantic pain in the rear. But finding pixabay.com and pexels.com has made it so much better! I mentioned them briefly when ranting about trying to find free fantasy images, but I decided that they really deserve more than that. If you haven’t checked them out yet, … More Copyright Free Images
Depression isn’t satisfied with riding shotgun, and while it’s one of the worst back-seat-drivers I’ve ever encountered, that’s still better from letting it have the wheel. Unfortunately, keeping depression from driving isn’t easy. 8 Tactics to Control or Reduce Depression (for Me) I haven’t found any long-term solutions so far (nothing that cures it forever … More Keeping Depression from Driving
I occasionally fantasize about running away and starting over. New place, new people, new everything. I guess I watched too many Westerns as a kid, too many stories about settlers packing up what little they could carry and starting a completely new and different life. I’ll never actually do it. You hear stories of people … More Running Away and Starting Over
Trace stood in the shadows of the alley and watched to make sure the vamp was dead. It smelled dead, but with a vamp, it was hard to be sure. Most of them always smelled dead. A couple of rough-looking men came out from an alley and checked for a pulse, which would tell them … More Chapter 3 Excerpt from Born Not Made
From the beginning, one of the main threats in Born Not Made has been government “spooks.” In the book, most people don’t believe in magic, and people with magic live in secret from the government. If found, the government kidnaps them and studies them. At least, that was the original premise. Now, I’m second-guessing myself … More Second-guessing Myself About the Spooks