IWSG: The Plague Rat Writing World

April 1 question – The IWSG’s focus is on our writers. Each month, from all over the globe, we are a united group sharing our insecurities, our troubles, and our pain. So, in this time when our world is in crisis with the covid-19 pandemic, our optional question this month is: how are things in

Time Management in Isolation

I’m not really getting into the self-isolation swing of things. For one, my shitty day job has suddenly become “essential.” I’m still working. Not from home. I have to put on pants and everything. In a lot of ways, the structure of my life is still there. Oh, I definitely know that this is not

Fearing the Worst

One of my co-worker went home sick a few hours in. Literally doubled up. There’s something about the impending pandemic that makes every little thing seem sinister. Is it Coronavirus? Uhm… well, maybe, but more likely ulcerative colitis. I already knew about that. Any other time, I’d be wincing for him, but not really expecting

Necessity and Doubts

I’m about fifteen thousand words into my current project, and… Do I have to be self-aware? I’m beginning to see similarities between this book and the last one, and the one before that. Oh, yes. And the one before that. My characters and their relationships! I don’t want to say they’re “trapped” in their relationships.

Write Every Day, Writer’s Block, and Writer’s Burn Out

The Write Every Day Challenge A while back, I started the Write Every Day Challenge. That’s more or less exactly what it sounds like. You write every day, and see how long you can go without missing a day. There are a lot of versions of the challenge, but this one happens to be a

IWSG: Private Holidays and Personal Traditions

Sign up to participate in the Insecure Writers’ Support Group! March 4 question – Other than the obvious holiday traditions, have you ever included any personal or family traditions/customs in your stories? The awesome co-hosts for the March 4 posting of the IWSG are Jacqui Murray, Lisa Buie-Collard, Sarah Foster, Natalie Aguirre, and Shannon Lawrence!

Summing Up February, and March Goals

March is coming in with mild weather and even a little bit of sunshine. To be honest, I was hoping for maybe a tiny bit more winter. I’m still edging toward being comfortable in my tent in the ice and snow. Well, by comfortable, what I mean is something more like “confident that I won’t

Finishing Up

This morning, I finally finished the read-through of the manuscript I’ve been working on. There’s something about finishing a revision that always throws me for a loop. Oh, I know I still have to type the changes into the document on my computer. I have to run it through spell-check, too. But there’s still an

Happy Valentine’s Day, Love Birds!

I hope you’re all out there having fun. As for me, I’ll be riding out the holiday in true singleton style, curled up with a good book and wearing warm socks. If I manage to hit my revision quotas early, that book might even be someone else’s book. I might put a few finishing touches

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