The Day of Impossible Goals

Yesterday was my day off, so I got up early and set myself an impossible goal. A goal of more words than I’ve ever written in a day (5,000) and 30 revision pages. My writing software (YWriter) has a customizable one-day writing goal worksheet. You enter the number of words you want to write, and

IWSG: Five Objects From My Writing Space

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! Join up here. Let’s rock the neurotic writing world! Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and

Fleeing From Family and Other Holiday Traditions

There are roughly six billion people in my family. And yes, somewhere, one of my cousins is heartbroken that I forgot about her most recent bundles of terror. (Six billion and two.) We’re like a bacteria colony, and somehow… through the miracle that is family… I have never gotten promoted from the kiddie table. Exactly

IWSG: Evolving Creativity

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! This month’s hosts are: Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor, Ann V. Friend, JQ Rose, and

Storytime October 2018

In the Gray Lake by Karen Lynn The Priestess waited. There was nothing to do by the lake but wait. The nearest trace of civilization was more than a week away, and even then, the cookfires were far apart, and the best entertainment was the sound of snoring bedmates. Nevertheless, the sacrifices had been made,

IWSG: The Laptop of My Dreams

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG. The awesome co-hosts for the October

Emergency Alerts and Me

Today is the day of the (rescheduled) emergency cell-phone alert system test, and I’m still trying to figure out exactly what kind of threat would require the immediate and simultaneous notification of every single person in the United States. The best I’ve come up with is a coordinated and deliberate nuclear attack. Much as I

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