The decision to choose fantasy as your genre is amazing. From Lord of the Rings to The Game of Thrones, fantasy has been around and will stick around long past our days. Though, writing fantasy can be a bit of a challenge. Heck, just choosing the writer's life is a challenge, but worth the calling.… Continue reading Why Write Fantasy?
My Story-Just the Bones
I was born to a young mother who was alone, beside herself, and scared. My biological father chose drugs and alcohol over me. My mother did the very best with the circumstances she was given. She married a physically and emotionally abusive man who spent years hurting both of us. He was a military man… Continue reading My Story-Just the Bones
What Are You Doing?
In writing, I constantly try to learn and improve myself and sharpen my tools. Often I learn from reading from other writers. Recently I finished reading The Dark Half by Stephen King. I’d read it a long time ago but happened to get it for free and dived into it again. The story is about… Continue reading What Are You Doing?
On Writing…. 5/31/18
Just some of my writings...could go somewhere or not. I totally don't know where this one is headed. Blue Ain't Your Color "What do you mean?" I could see him staring at his drink across the room. He ignored my question as much as my stare. "I just cancelled all my plans for this trip… Continue reading On Writing…. 5/31/18
Podcasts Illuminations Equals Change
Tonight I listened to The Creative Penn Podcast "My 2017 Goals. Plus Visualization and Positive Thinking for Authors with Nina Amir" I must say, it was very inspiring. If you are a professional writer, or like me, a struggling writer, or any kind of artist, than I definitely suggest listening to this. I absolutely loved… Continue reading Podcasts Illuminations Equals Change
I know that I've really sucked at blogging as of late. It took me a while to adapt to my new job and the hours (and driving) that comes with it. As a family crisis counselor, I travel to family homes and assist them with intensive in-home therapy three times a week per family. I… Continue reading Hello Strangers!
A New Year, a New NaNoWriMo!
All this week I have been sweating bullets, racking my brain, trying to find a story idea for NaNoWriMo. Last year I got an idea just a few days before November 1st. The year before that, I dreamed something that led me to a solid story idea just four days before November 1st. And the… Continue reading A New Year, a New NaNoWriMo!
I wasn't feeling well at all yesterday, and while that is not too great of an excuse not to write, I still didn't. So today I must do two. (I'll do them separately, however.) WHO INSPIRES YOU THE MOST? Gosh...I really sometimes just do not like this question. I mean, in what atmosphere are we… Continue reading
I’ve Been Smacked in the Face By My Muse!
So for three long years my writing partner Will and I worked diligently on co-writing our epic fantasy series. We finished in January with book one. I've not been able to touch the dang book (book two) ever since. Oh, I tried. I definitely tried. And we even got a good 25K words in to… Continue reading I’ve Been Smacked in the Face By My Muse!
I need space!
So, I have this small problem. I have a small living space. Now, I'm very blessed with my house but as my family grows (our kids are teens and preteens) our house seems to get smaller every time we have another birthday. Being a writer, a professional teacher, and a hotel representative, and a mother… Continue reading I need space!