This is the first year I’ve been a gisher, and I’m sad to say it looks like this year is the last year this awesome event is happening. For those of you who don’t know, GISHWHES stands for The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen. GISHWHES is more than just your typical … Continue reading My 2017 GISHWHES Experience
Just like it does to everyone else; life occasionally jerks the steering wheel of a passing bus and runs me the heck over. Sometimes I’m aware enough to leap aside into a puddle creating a much smaller mess than life had planned, but most of the time life succeeds in creating a bloody spectacle that … Continue reading Let Life Happen or Make it Happen?
Last week I decided to take a step back from my work. I’d finished my first round of editing and was ready to give No More Hiding its first read-through. Only it didn’t go as planned. I opened my document and pulled out a notepad to scribble down notes about things I didn’t like. But … Continue reading Taking a Step Back From Editing
Today I was thinking about what to blog about and couldn't come up with much. My normally active mind has shut down. It's a key sign I need to get out and enjoy life for myself. First I must catch up at work and home, so much was neglected in my absence, then I need … Continue reading Old Poem
I went to a funeral and wound up in the middle of a writers conference. Yes, that really happened. Somehow it became my job to book the hotel for my families trip last week. I didn’t know where to book at first, so the first hotels I linked everyone were in the wrong area. Then … Continue reading Life is Crazy
“—and that’s why you’re the bestest fluffer ever.” I finish telling Rufus in the cooing voice that I reserve just for him, not that he can understand me. I watch him continue to ignore me, slightly hurt that he doesn’t realize how special he is to get a custom voice from me. He’s still inching … Continue reading Magical Pockets
I think I spend too much time reading other writers tweets. The #amediting search brings back tons of angry or depressed looking images, and plenty of sarcastic remarks. Now I’ll admit that I’m not enjoying this process. It’s boring and tedious work, but it’s not nearly as hard or time consuming as writing the first … Continue reading Editing – It Could be Worse
Like most authors I have my own little sanctuary where I do most of my work. Or perhaps I’m misguided in that assumption. If I am, I feel sorry for everyone who doesn’t have their own special place to disappear from reality and pour themselves into their words. While writing in the park, or on … Continue reading My Sanctuary – And How it Came to Be
When I first started writing I learned by brain couldn’t switch focus between writing and reading. The first few weeks after starting this adventure I tried to read during my downtime, but for some reason my brain only read the words and didn’t let me fall into the worlds like I had before. It took … Continue reading Praise the Heavens I Can Read Again
That’s all really. My excitement is high, and I’m crazy excited about where I am in my work, so please excuse me if this is short. Finding a cover wasn’t as hard as it should have been. We all know a good cover is one of the most important selling points of a book. Because … Continue reading My Cover Came In!