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…

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…

The Last Days of Preptober

Okay, I’ll admit it. I was a bit lazy this weekend. It was nice to have some time at the house and not have to strike out and go do something. I’m still chasing after my goal of posting at least twice a week, so I may do an extra post this week to make…

Here’s Something About Me You May Not Know

I’ll have another post soon about how the show is going, but today I felt like getting some thoughts out there. I manage a couple of outlets on social media. I’ve got a Facebook profile, a Twitter account, a blog on WordPress, and a Tumblr account that I ignore and just push my blog to….

Held by Your Words

Of all the tools that you possess It is your words that I love most In a single word you cast out distress And remove my burdensome yoke Just like your touch your words give a shiver Your voice a soft caress Close by my side or miles away My need I feel pressed to…

I’m Just Happy I Know What Day it Is

There is so much going on right now! Aaarrrrrggghh! Ok, I feel better. Here’s a look at what I’ve been up to: Theatre stuff: last night was our first night off book. This is the rehearsal where the actors what we have scheduled without a script in their hands. Off book nights are that last…

No Mental Breakdown Yet

Okay, first up: show update. We had a rehearsal Saturday where I had a few scenes that we ran over several times to do some more focus on them. I know from my own experiences on stage, these kinds of rehearsals helped me out a lot when I was trying to get lines or timing….

I Have a Confession to Make

Okay, so I have a confession to make. I’ve faltered a bit. I was off to a great start and was hitting it hard. My efforts were commendable and I had a great outlook on things, but I hit a wall and I stalled. About this time last year, I was writing like no one’s…

Of the Fates that Await Me (updated)

Of the fates that await me I can stomach all but one To stare at a mirrored visage And find that I recognize no one That I am no longer myself With no idea where I am How did I come to be in this place? And what’s worse, knowing all that, and simply not…