Looking Back at 2017. So What’s the Verdict?

Today I took a moment to take stock of how my year has been. When I look back at 2017 I feel like it’s been one of my roughest years. I have a few points that I’m proud of or that were good things in my life, but It’s also been a low point for…

My Attempt to Write a Sonnet. Should be easy, right?

I’ve been on a bit of a poetry kick lately. I haven’t dropped this idea of a poetry collection that will one day grace the Wattpad app. In proper preparation, I’ve been looking at different poetry styles and structures, trying to decide which one(s) I want to use. The examples I’ve found so far on…

I was so gonna write Monday, but then…

I swear I thought I had posted something on Monday, but low and behold, I didn’t. My bad. Totally on me. Monday was kind of a rough day. Want to hear about it? Thanks. Pull up a seat. Work itself wasn’t too terrible. I got what I needed done for the day and my ongoing…

I Got Some Cool News Today

So something awesome happened today. I got a message from NY Literary Magazine that their 2017 edition of Erotic Poetry, Flames, was being released today. I had submitted a piece in for a contest via Writer’s Café last year and I won 2nd place, but when the magazine listed the winners for the anthology on…

Enough waiting! Progress at last.

I had previously posted about a new computer coming my way that I would be able to set up and hit the ground running on the rewrite to my book. Well, I don’t have the computer yet, but there is good news. After a week upon discussing said computer and the person’s willingness to pass…

Coffee Talk

Today I want to sit down for a relaxed coffee chat. I’ve seen some other writer’s do this on their blogs for some general comments or small things they want to touch on that may not go right with their blog. I enjoy reading them. If things go well I may work one into the…

Take a Moment and go Back to the Drawing Board

After doing a little bit of prep work I can say with great confidence I may have jumped the gun a little. It’s nothing horrendous, but I could have saved myself a good bit of trouble and rewrites. Ok, so here’s the deal: I’ve been working on some semblance of my story for a year…

Getting a Leg Up from Somewhere Unexpected

Unbeknownst to anyone else, I have been doing a general search for a new computer. The latest laptop I have is one I got back when I was in college. So, with my availability at work still being smaller than I’d like (that’s still where I do most of my writing. Isn’t that bad?) I…

November has not gone to plan. At. All.

It’s safe to say that this November has not gone at all like I had planned. I’ve had not one, but two work trips that have come up, with a possible third one before the month is out. I’ve had a work load that has kept me busy while I’m in the office unlike what…

Soooo…okay

So…I have a confession. Going into November I was geared up for NaNoWriMo and had everything set. Well, I hit a bit of a speedbump. I had a business trip come up on November 1st and 2nd, and then other life related things come up over the weekend. Confession: I haven’t started yet. I know,…

NaNoWriMo Eve

NaNoWriMo is here! Well, almost. National Novel Writing Month starts tomorrow, and those of us who are brave (or dumb) enough to tackle on the challenge to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days will descend into the biggest writing spring I know of. I’d like to think I’m ready. Ok, let’s do the check…

Thoughts on NaNoWriMo 2017

We are less than a week away from National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November. If you are thinking of throwing your hat in the ring for the first time this year, or maybe you are prepping to tackle a new year of the writing challenge, I thought I would offer some pointers to make…