Writing is Not a DIY Project

I have drafted quite a few novels over the years (12 I think??? Geez), but I still can tell you, every time I sit down to do prep before I write a novel…I’m never sure what it was I did the last time. BUM BUM BUM It’s officially October, which means preptober for those of … Continue reading Writing is Not a DIY Project

Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 61

1. September 22nd. It's officially fall. And it couldn't be a better first, fall morning at 8am. It's dark and deeply overcast. It's cool, and already there are brown leaves scattered across the lawn. The rain is steady, soft drifts of it coming down. It patters with a metallic thunk on the cars, drips and … Continue reading Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 61

Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 60

1. I think contentedness is better than happiness. Or maybe I simple prefer the word content to happy. Both are emotions. But happiness evokes a evokes a certain vibe, a style, an emotion that demands certain mannerisms. Happiness is energy. Happiness is yellow. Happiness can feel frail, always on the verge of flying away, forgetting … Continue reading Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 60

August Wrap Up (really I’m just excited about September)

So I was googling myself today for no particular reason... I found old blogs that I didn't realize had been reblogged, found a poem on Poetry Nook and like....how did it get there??? I vaguely remember submitting to there circa 2012 (or earlier). But anyway, there's a poem there and it's really bad (also there's … Continue reading August Wrap Up (really I’m just excited about September)

thoughts from a writer melted by summer

Summer 2020 sucked. Summer 2021 has sucked in its own way too, not least because of the constant cycle of disasters world over and the stream of bad news. Though we may not have had murder hornets this year, we did have people trying to convince us to eat cicadas. The amount of creativity I've … Continue reading thoughts from a writer melted by summer

January wrap up: fairies, words, more word, and like…a lot of embroidery floss

We made it through the first month of 2021, which was....really something. I personally had a good month of getting back into the swing of things, reorganizing my life, buying new windshield wipers, and getting back to eating an obscene amount of trail mix. I don't have much an introduction here, because January is just … Continue reading January wrap up: fairies, words, more word, and like…a lot of embroidery floss

Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 44

Dead Man's Curve. The legend. The myth. The moniker. The infamous curve on interstate 90 in Cleveland, OH. While we're all speeding through downtown at 65mph (of course there are those with death wishes hurtling pass at 75mph), suddenly: yellow signs! Lights! 35 mph! Because out of flipping nowhere a curve barely short of 90 … Continue reading Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 44

Mission Accomplished, Burn Out NOT Avoided

Good morning. Or good afternoon. Or whatever time of day you are reading this. But congratulations. You nearly made it to the end of 2020, a year no one saw coming, or at least I certainly didn't see coming, since I wrote this piece of gold at the beginning of the year: "2020 is cool. … Continue reading Mission Accomplished, Burn Out NOT Avoided

Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 39

Another NaNoWriMo won and done and in the bag *brushes off hands*. I finished at 1 am on Thanksgiving, fueled by brownie cheesecake. If lucky, I'm halfway through the novel and intend to continue writing it through December (I had this grand plan at the beginning of NaNo that I would finish it by the … Continue reading Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 39