There Won’t Be Zombies.

Due to lack of sleep, my mind shot off on a tangent I can’t really account for. I spent most of the last week alternately thinking that I should go home and get some sleep, and that what I should really do is thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. Yup. That Appalachian trail. And yes, the complete,

How NOT to Stay Awake at Odd Hours

I’m one of those unlucky shift workers whose day doesn’t really line up with much of anything. Wanna get up early before work and write? Well, that’s gonna mean about two in the morning. Wanna go out with friends? Ooopsy. That event doesn’t start until late. You know. Six or seven at night. But worst

IWSG: The Benefits of Reading (Really.)

Join us here: Insecure Writers’ Support Group The awesome co-hosts for the October 2 posting of the IWSG are Ronel Janse van Vuuren, Mary Aalgaard, Madeline Mora-Summonte, and Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor! I think most people are going to come down on the side of reading. Call me weird, but there’s something strange about

Internet Searches Mock the Aspiring Writer

The internet is a strange and unpredictable place, people. I’d love to wake up some fine morning and find that people are reading my short stories. (Seriously, go read my stories.) Or that my articles on how I’m using a bullet journal are suddenly popular. But right now? At the very top of my stats?

Alone in a Room With Invisible People

The writers’ podcast, Alone in a Room With Invisible People, hosted by my friend Rebecca Galardo is looking for spooky and Halloween themed stories for their Halloween edition of the show! Here are the details: I’m a little late with this, so do be aware that the deadline is October 1st, 2019. It’s an unpaid

IWSG:Where I’d Like to Write

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! Sign up here. The awesome co-hosts for the September 4 posting of the IWSG are

Ballad of the Above Ground Sewer System

I’m awake at three in the morning, and listening to a thunderstorm that clearly wanted to be an alarm clock, when it grew up. Thunder, lightning, and just a teenie-weenie bit of hail. My town **used** to have an above-ground storm sewer system, so rain always looks worse than it actually is. The above ground

Summer of Fiction Writing, Ctd. and Ctd. and Ctd…

I’m jumping on one of my three remaining projects harder than the other two, and I’m realizing that I’ve written… uhm… half a book? Is that right? I have a beginning… and an end… and some of the guts in the middle. It adds up to about 45k, and that’s including all the material that

IWSG: Writing Surprises

The awesome co-hosts for the August 7 posting of the IWSG are Renee Scattergood, Sadira Stone, Jacqui Murray, Tamara Narayan, and LG Keltner! I’ve been chipping away at the megalith that is my writing bullet journal this month. Dissecting the one I have now to improve on the next one. It’s a system that–overall–has been

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