Leaving Distractions Behind

So, today, I went to the library to work. A change of scenery can’t be all bad. A little more focus, probably, just because I’m not somewhere I can curl up and watch the Twitter Feed slide by. No computer–not one of mine, anyway–so I’m working on my phone and that folding keyboard I keep

IWSG: Does Spring Inspire You?

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! Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Our

Censored, at Last!

I tried to get on my website from the free public wifi in a fine family dining establishment. (Okay, so, it was a Pizza Hut.) And I was promptly blocked with a message informing me that I had tried to access a website of a classification that is not allowed. My first thought was blogs

StoryTime Blog Hop: Sugar in the Raw

She needed the money. That was the long and short of it. Land of opportunity… maybe. But opportunities cost money, and she was living out of a suitcase, and eating her last few dollars. When she left home, those meager savings seemed like a fortune. Now—two weeks into New York City—she could see they wouldn’t

Just Between Friends

You know that one relative? The one who can’t take no for an answer, and consistently overestimates the closeness of their relationships? The one who brings up donor insemination (no, they’re not telling me about their plans, BTW) unprompted… (Yeah. That last one really is just me, isn’t it?) **sigh** They’re heeee—earrr. I have no

Is That Three, Yet?

They say bad luck runs in threes, and the last couple of days, I’ve been counting. Now, I’m holding my breath, and thinking Is that three? I think that was three. Yesterday, I blew up my neti pot. It probably didn’t actually say “Microwave Safe” on the packaging, but why wouldn’t it be? And I’ve

Renovation Has Begun

I am moving things around on my webpage, and I have things thrown around everywhere. The photos on that front page slider are all mine, although I have not the faintest what they have to do with anything else in the world. And eventually, I’ll have to change the “featured areas” to something meaningful and

Updating the Blog?

The thought of redoing my website has started fluttering through my mind, and I find myself looking at templates online. The first thing I’d do is change to a static homepage, and tuck my blog, itself a little further back. So, I’m looking at more graphically striking templates. I would still want a relatively narrow

Synopsis writing

I have been working on a synopsis and looking forward to… Is that right? Uhm… yes. Forward to more snow. The weather today was hot enough I thought about turning on air conditioning, crawling in the basement… crawling in the refrigerator… but, of course, it seems silly to turn on the air conditioning just so

Sharing Your Work

So, who is the scariest person you’ve ever shown your work to? There’s a part of me that feels I should draw names out of hats (or,  you know… the list of people I once knew) and send them my manuscript. You know. Just to say Hi. Remember me? This is what I’m up to.

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