Category Archives: Writing

New Years & New Beginnings

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all enjoyed the holidays, including a safe and happy New Year’s. My favorite part will always be spending time with loved ones I don’t get to see as often as I’d like to. … Continue reading

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Sprained Knees, Recipes, & More of These

Sprained knees? Yup. In early October, I did a couple of stupid things and … boom! A sprained knee. Long story short on that, I continued to do some not very bright things – like not using crutches (since the … Continue reading

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3 AWOL Reasons, Newsletter News, & the Prequel is Done!

Sigh… I was doing so much better at getting regular blog posts up for a few months, and then… Well, here come the excuses. I could milk it for more, but am limiting it to three. A couple of sad … Continue reading

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96 Pages

I am a world class procrastinator. About a lot of things, actually. But when it comes to writing, character profiles will always land near the top of the list. They’re actually the hardest part of writing a book. Why? Because … Continue reading

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Discipline & Planners

Discipline? Something I lack a good portion of the time.  Planners? Something I own too many of – and don’t utilize often enough. Nope. There were no new blog posts this past week. I do have a couple of excuses … Continue reading

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It’s Friday! And yeah, I missed Tuesday. Oops.

It’s just been one of those weeks, but … I’m back. And a heads up. My posts usually contain at least one blue affiliate. You can learn more about those by clicking here. Okay, so… I’ve spent the past week … Continue reading

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National Porridge Day – & a Way Back Wednesday

Just out of curiosity, I found myself checking out a website of silly  unusual holidays and, as you saw in the subject line, today is National Porridge Day. I’m not sure I’ve ever eaten anything called porridge. Oatmeal, Cream of … Continue reading

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Thoughts From My Heart, 1

For a long time now, I’ve kind of resented the fact that authors aren’t supposed to have opinions about controversial subjects. Not if we want to sell books, at any rate. At the top of the ‘no-no’ list are politics … Continue reading

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Update … and a Renewed Focus

If I had to chose a famous quote that would describe me (and my life) – on a consistent basis – it would be, “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” It’s a translation from a … Continue reading

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Not Tonight, Dear, I Have a Headache

I have been thinking a lot about my life this year. Given the way 20/20 has gone, both for the world and for me personally, it’s not surprising that I would be reflecting on everything from my health to my … Continue reading

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