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…

Finally Found Direction

Last week I made a bit of a break through.  I had been stuck in the rewrite of my book and I finally made some progress.  One part of my hang up was that a major storyline that I had in place before was being dropped and restructuring the plot was a challenge.  In doing…

I’ve Hit a Wall and I’m Outta Gas

I seem to be in a bit of a rut. I’d love to be able to say that I’ve taken off in a whirlwind of writing craziness, but…I haven’t. Part of the problem is life is busy at the moment. May doesn’t look to let up at all, so my schedule shall continue. Another issue…

My Brain Has Stalled / Last of the Weavers

I have hit a bit of a wall. I’ve started the rewrite of my book and the first chapter came put pretty good. Chapter two, though?  My brain has stalled.  I’ve hit about 650 or so words and just kinda…nothing.  I know what needs to happen it’s just I don’t see it in my head…

Back at it Again

Yesterday I finally broke through my rut and got my rewrite started. It is a challenge in taking the notes from what I’ve received from my beta readers and applying the updates while still keeping the stuff that worked.  The story line has been updated.  Characters have been redone to be more important or developed. …

I Forgot About National Poetry Month

I was rolling through Twitter this morning, putting up my latest #authorconfession, when I saw that April was National Poetry Month. This thought, like so many others, had at once point been put into my brain and then subsequently forgotten.   At present, I am working through a general writing funk to begin a rewrite…

Yep, I’m Writing for Camp NaNoWriMo

April brings with it spring, rain showers, and Camp NaNoWriMo.   Last November I threw my hat in for NaNoWriMo for the first time and came out a winner. I’ve been working on the manuscript since then and thanks to some great feedback from some beta readers, it’s time to compile my notes and do…

March is Almost Over, So How Are We Doing?

Things have been pretty busy on the writing front, but at the same time not busy.   I haven’t been able to get much writing done due to my crazy schedule as of late, BUT there is a big light at the end of the tunnel. I see time freeing up to do more writerly…

Shining Through Experience (4 of 4)

Thanks for hanging in there with me for the conclusion of this story.  It was really fun to write.  If you are behind, please check out PART 1, PART 2, and PART 3.  Enjoy. “I’m tired of trying to see the good in people.” “What do you mean, Annie?” Eddie asked. His hands felt clammy…

Shining Through Experience (part 3 of 4)

If you haven’t caught the previous pieces of this story, please feel free to check out PART 1 and PART 2 before reading, or otherwise, you can just jump on in.  Please enjoy. Frank Rooney had been the manager of the Shop & Save for thirty-eight years, and he wasn’t retiring anytime soon.  He felt…