A Reflection on My Reaction to My First Negative Review

Note: As you read this post, you may notice I’m vague about the content of the review. You could probably go on Goodreads and figure out what I’m referring to, but I don’t want this to be seen as a response or rebuttal to the review. My goal is to capture my thought process asContinue reading “A Reflection on My Reaction to My First Negative Review”

Writing Questions: The Good, The Bad, and The Awkward.

The first Wednesday of every month, the IWSG posts an optional question, encouraging members to read and comment on each other’s blogs. January 2: What are your favorite and least favorite questions people ask you about your writing?   The Good: I love answering questions about writing and publishing. How did you decide to writeContinue reading “Writing Questions: The Good, The Bad, and The Awkward.”

2018 Publication Round-up

2018 is just about over, and while it may not have been my most fruitful year for producing new work, it was a fantastic year for publishing. My first novel was published. My short fiction and poetry appeared in nineteen publications Of all of these, my favorite is my novel, Power Surge. For short stories,Continue reading “2018 Publication Round-up”

IWSG: Five Objects in my Writing Space

The first Wednesday of every month, the IWSG posts an optional question, encouraging members to read and comment on each other’s blogs. December’s Question is: December 5 question – What are five objects we’d find in your writing space? My writing space changes with the season. April through September, I wrote on my screened-in-porch, or,Continue reading “IWSG: Five Objects in my Writing Space”

IWSG Day: Creativity Evolved

The first Wednesday of every month, the IWSG posts an optional question, encouraging members to read and comment on each other’s blogs. Today’s question is: How has your creativity in life evolved since you began writing? I’ve been labeled “creative” and “imaginative” my whole life, but what that means to me has changed over time.Continue reading “IWSG Day: Creativity Evolved”

Novella Review: The Lost Sisters

The Lost Sisters by Holly Black My rating: 4 of 5 stars I picked this up because I love Holly Black’s faerie stories, I was sick, too tired of looking at a screen to write more, but not willing to get lost in a novel that would take me away from my words for tooContinue reading “Novella Review: The Lost Sisters”

The Evolution of a Character (or a career)

I’ve lived my entire life with characters and stories in my head. Some were as original as anything can be while others were fan-fictions that never escaped my maze of a mind long enough to be put on paper. After watching  Xena: Warrior Princess, I’d run around the house with music blasting. The living roomContinue reading “The Evolution of a Character (or a career)”

Publishing Paths: Roads go ever ever on (I hope).

I’ve missed a few months, but today, I realized it was  Insecure Writer’s Support Group Blog Hop Day before the day was over. The first Wednesday of every month, the IWSG posts an optional question, encouraging members to read and comment on each other’s blogs. September’s Question is: What publishing path are you considering/did youContinue reading “Publishing Paths: Roads go ever ever on (I hope).”

How an editor made my day.

This year, I had high hopes for #DVpit. I’d just finished polishing a new manuscript. My query was in good shape. I’d struggled with my pitches, but thought I finally had them down. I scheduled them, went to work, and tried to not to sneak peeks at twitter between each student I tutored. My tryContinue reading “How an editor made my day.”

NaNoWriMo: For Real This Time

Two years ago, on a windy October night, I decided it was time I started writing again, for real. No more sporadic drafts started in notebooks never to be finished. No more late night rants that never evolved to essays or blog posts. No more procrastination. I was going to get back to writing. Period.Continue reading “NaNoWriMo: For Real This Time”