Catching Up With the New Year

There’s something about this year that has left me feeling incredibly behind. I’m carrying over projects from last year that should have been finished by now. I’m still plugging away at the Viking revision… and I don’t mind telling you that I’m just not good at timestreams. The whole revision has been plagued by the

IWSG: When I Quit Reading

The awesome co-hosts for the January 6 posting of the IWSG are Ronel Janse van Vuuren , J Lenni Dorner, Gwen Gardner Sandra Cox, and Louise – Fundy Blue! January 6 question – Being a writer, when you’re reading someone else’s work, what stops you from finishing a book/throws you out of the story/frustrates you the most about other people’s books?

The 52 Week, Short Story Challenge

I’m being peer pressured, people! Well, not any more, obviously. I already said yes. So, the online writers’ group I’ve been a part of for the past mumble mumble years, has set forth a challenge: 1.) Write 52 short stories in the course of a year. (Specifically, 2021) and 2.) Submit those short stories to

Happy New Year!

The new year finally made it to my corner of the world, and look! I’m still in one piece. Somewhere along the line, I ran into the idea that it might be bad luck to say “Happy New Year” before the new year actually arrives. I’m not usually superstitious, but after last year, it seems

Introducing My New Revision Bag

My revision manuscript spent a lot of time sitting on the kitchen table, this year. Not entirely gathering dust, but definitely a little too in the way. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what the perfect revision bag would look like. There’s the part of me that thinks it might be one of


Do you ever run out of really good words for “reanimated corpse?” It seems like I have a hierarchy of risen dead in the project I’m revising, and my vocabulary is coming up a little short. The internet is a wonderful place. Not only do I have friends who are not currently worrying about my

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