I guess you could say I’m back from my furlough. It’s the first full week of autumn 2018. I love the first few weeks of this season before the chilly winds blow. Despite the warm temperatures, there’s a coolness and another difference in the air I can’t quite explain that is tantalizing at this time … Continue reading After Six Weeks…
Way back in 2015 [okay, it wasn’t that long ago], when I began to write my first novel’s first draft [my only novel thus far], I was engulfed in the delusion of thinking the first draft is the hardest of the entire writing process. How could I have been so daft? I know the answer … Continue reading #writingcraft: Beyond the Dread
Personal Note: How do you like this new look for my blog? Is the picture too much or does it reflect the title okay? Will this look stick in your mind? I ask because I know I need to stop being so flippant with changing the design of my blog all the time. This frivolous … Continue reading #writingcraft: Mustering Up Courage
Hashtags come and go. It probably takes a long time on Twitter but I’m almost positive there are many hashtags that have gone by the wayside to vanish into the black hole of cyberspace. I like using hashtags. It’s an easy way for me to identify what I write and gives me an uncomplicated way … Continue reading #weekendcoffeeshare: Hashtags Going and Coming
It was about six months ago when I started having grave doubts about my abilities as a writer. Before that time, I thought I had a fleeting shot at getting a book published. Yet, in spite of the distress I felt every time I sat at my desk, I continued to write my blog posts … Continue reading #writingcraft: Perceptive Anguish
Good Almost Weekend to You. As the season begins to shift, I, too, am transforming my life, although not in the colossal ways nature does. The way I have approached my writing thus far has been shriveling into a game of miss or hit. Even at that, the hits have been askew. I believe adaptations … Continue reading #weekendcoffeeshare: Change in Intent
The blog, Today’s Author, has a series of posts entitled The Writer’s Circle in which the readers are asked for their opinions on a variety of topics surrounding the craft of writing. On May 15, 2017, the blog published one of these posts asking the readers about if they prefer silence or noise during their … Continue reading #writingcraft: No Talking, PLEASE!
Everyone has an in-built guide. It’s a voice, a knowing, a nudge that guides you from danger. Some people have developed it and some haven’t, but everyone has it. Listen to your heart. In every issue, listen to your heart. It may save your life. ~ Madam Ova Sabi § I recently started following the … Continue reading #writingcraft: Listening to My Heart
Back Then When I began this blog, my aim was to practice my writing and get a feel for what readers wanted. Both of these endeavors gave me more than amply room to explore. I figured I could “discover what my voice was”, dig into what genre I would be most comfortable with, try on … Continue reading What Should My Blog Be Doing?
It’s been over a week since I, last, published a post to this blog. In my estimation, I’d say I’m hooked on this practice. In truth, I think I’m probably using this corner of cyberspace as a diary. True, there are many things I leave out that I feel are too personal to share, but … Continue reading Learning from Failure
I think it was three years ago when I decided to set aside my blog for the entirety of August to work on my WiP. And yes, it did help me, which was kind of a shocker to me. At the time, I thought my mind would race towards the blog every chance it got... … Continue reading Last Half of Summer
Diana at Part Time Monster hosts a weekly link-up, where you can submit a link to your post and browse everything else that’s been submitted, or you can use the #weekendcoffeeshare hashtag on Twitter or Facebook. We’re back at the coffee shop this week. Sorry Jacqui, want my flavored creamer. Besides, it isn’t the hot … Continue reading #weekendcoffeeshare: Crazy for Color