#writingcraft: Beyond the Dread

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 …

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#writingcraft: Gathering Tools

[The woman in the photo isn't me but her expression is how I feel sometimes when I'm writing.] I’m the type of person who wants to do things my “own” way. I put the word “own” in quotes because it’s rare the idea is an original and instead, I’ve lifted it off of someone or …

Assails

It’s three days until New Year’s Day. Have any of you made a list of resolutions to work on during the coming months? I’ve never been one to make such a foolish list because, for me, it would jinxes anything I want to accomplish. Yes, I’m one of those who firmly believe in hexes, especially …