A couple of weeks ago, I posted the Four P’s of Procrastination with a promise (not one of the P’s) to talk about how I’m working on overcoming it. I was on vacation and then conferencing in Texas, so the post kept getting put off. Yeah, irony. I did take notes and then lost them, … Continue reading On Process and Progress (or lack thereof): That Procrastination Post I’ve Been Putting Off
Sometimes I think the party gnomes are out to get me. When Anne Tyler Lord offered to include an announcement about my new blog at her Writer’s Life coffee klatch, I jumped at the chance even though I’m traveling this week. I didn’t plan on the vagaries of hotel internet, so I’m like the hostess … Continue reading On the patio: open house delayed
My mind works in random ways. I didn’t mean for The Agency to kick off a mini-serial, but it appears to have. Since others requested more about Thomas/Forrest and Raven, and it’s fascinating to have a character with enough independence to try and change his own name, I felt they deserved a little more air … Continue reading Random Fiction: The Emancipation of Thomas Forrest
I sat down at the beginning of May and mapped out short- and long-term writing goals. They were brilliant! They were ambitious! They were doable if I had a parallel life, a twenty-nine hour day, or lots more organizational skill than I actually possess. Yeah, I’m one who favorites tweets pointing to articles on finding … Continue reading On Process and Progress (or lack thereof): The 4 P’s of Procrastination
The idea for this one came out of a conversation I had last weekend with a friend who asked what I wanted in a minion. Yes, I love my friends. If you know of any minions looking for work, please direct them my way. I promise I’ll be nice to them as long as they … Continue reading Friday Flash Fiction: The Agency
I thought I was stuck for #FridayFlash this week, but then I remembered this Southern Gothic tale I’d written for a writing group a few years ago. It’s funny how experience changes your writing, especially over the span of years. That might make a good blog post at some point, so I’ll just say now … Continue reading Friday Flash Fiction: We Love Yankees
Vampires are interesting because they’re conflicted, and I’ve gotten tired of the whiny ones. They’re not my usual thing, but I guess every spec fic writer has to do a vampire story at one point, so I consider this to be my “getting them out of my system” tale. Comments welcome, as always! For more … Continue reading Friday Flash Fiction: A Balance of Souls
It’s hard to write, finish, and revise a book, and it takes courage and money to get it out there if the author wants to take the self-published route. Readers who are interested in self-published books but who don’t want to waste their time on low-quality ones need a place to go for reviews. My … Continue reading Book Review: The Golden Cockerel by Kenneth G. Allen, Jr.
I’m so excited! My first guest post is up at the Peevish Penman — Articles about Writing blog. The stages of grief aren’t just for death and dying anymore (but it really is a lighthearted article). Thanks for the invite, Carrie! This brings me to another topic. I’d love to get a list of favorite … Continue reading My first guest post! and Call for blog links
Now that Always a Bridesmaid is over, I’m going to return to self-contained stories for my Friday Flash contributions. I’ll be starting a new serial for The Penny Dreadful within the next month once I get some groundwork laid, but I plan to keep the serial separate from Friday Flash. Stay tuned! I’ve never written … Continue reading Friday Flash Fiction: S.O.B.