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…
I would have had this post done and live this morning but until that moment earlier today, I hadn’t firmly decided what I was going to do. I’ve been floundering with my writing for some time now. It hasn’t been just a struggle like so many writers face. My writing has reached the depths of … Continue reading Pausing
The possibility of a post for this week became iffy as the close of last week hammered down on me. The critiquing of my one and only novel hounded me to no end. I was faced with the probability that I needed more grammar instruction without the money to afford it. English is currently the … Continue reading #amwriting: Passion and Muse
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
Jenna Darrow was a lithe woman even though she barely reached 5’ 5”. She tried to make up for her slenderness by wearing cowboy boots or heels. Of course, it didn’t help and just made her appearance gaunter. Her manner of dress was usually casual, jeans or slacks and a top, although there were those … Continue reading #amwriting: Character Sketch – Jenna Darrow
This is my first post in this category, #writerslife, and it took me a while to think of something I thought was worthwhile to discuss on this page. Then I came across an article at the CNN site written by Susan Scutti that addressed the effects on the body that sitting for long periods of … Continue reading #writerslife: Writing and Exercise
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
Christmas is less than two weeks away. Am I ready for it? As far as gifts go, I’m all set. Decorations? My husband and I don’t do that anymore. Just the thought of getting out those boxes, putting up the decorations, taking them down, and putting them away again makes us heave a sigh of … Continue reading #thepersonalside: The Winter Execution
We are on the backside of the first full week of National Novel Writing Month. As with all the years before, I am declining the invitation. Does this mean I’m not serious about writing? I’m sure there are a few authors/writers who would answer with an unequivocal “Yes.” Some people write because they love the … Continue reading #thepersonalside: NaNoWriMo? Nope.
The people who have been reading my blog for a while are well aware of my problems of adversity in my writing. They are often petty and ordinary in the realm of writing. Although I refuse to believe in writer’s block, I am pretty sure I have the affliction of “creative fear”. I can think … Continue reading #writingcraft: What is My Writing Affliction?
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
It was a week and a half ago that I opened my email inbox and clicked on the link to a post at Nilichoanika’s blog, My writing space. I had written about my writing spot in the past, so was curious to find out how hers was laid out. As I read her words, I … Continue reading #amwriting: Contentment of Writing