Plot Bunnies


Deconstructing the Artist

I am in this great and terrifying space where it’s time to work on a new project. If you’re not in the writing world, you may not have heard the term “plot bunny.” Plot bunnies are those little snippets of inspiration that can hit you anywhere, at anytime. It can be as small as a […]

June 1, 2017

Truths


Deconstructing the Artist

Here’s the truth – writing a book is hard. To quote The Princess Bride, “Life is pain. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” The same can said for writing a book. Writing a book is pain, anyone who says differently is probably trying to sell you a sure fire formula to writing a novel […]

February 28, 2016

Stuff I’ve Done – The Outtakes


List

I have managed to spill coffee on myself, my couch, my afghan, or my floor every day for the past three months. I’m not even surprised anymore. I finished my NaNoWriMo challenge with 2 days to spare! The last week was tough because what I thought was the midpoint was actually the climax and the […]

December 2, 2015

What It’s All About


Deconstructing the Artist

In an effort to improve my blogging, particularly my posting consistency, I have signed up for Blogging University‘s class “Blogging 101.” First assignment? Post who I am and why I’m here. Since I’ve had this blog going for a bit, I hope my stalwart followers (Anna) know that this blog is about writing, books, and […]

September 7, 2015

Unstopping the Block


Deconstructing the Artist

As of this Sunday, I will have completed my second time through The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. Once again I feel my creative blocks falling away. I believe it is much easier to write than to not write. I have realized the amount of time and energy I put into not writing becomes productive […]

April 30, 2015

When The Internet Seems Unhelpful


Early Posts, Fun Stuff

I haven’t been on my schedule lately because, as with most people, a holiday, even one you only sorta celebrate, brings a whole lot.  A whole lot of people, food, board games, social outings, talking, hiking, and drinking. This is just a pop in to say that when the internet seems unhelpful or unfriendly or […]

April 5, 2015

Support Beams


Early Posts, Fun Stuff

Last night I had a dream that my friends wouldn’t be my friends anymore.  I told them I really needed them and they just shrugged and disappeared.  I try not to read too much into dreams since the majority of mine are about dinosaurs who are about to eat me.  No doubt it’s all metaphorical […]

March 26, 2015

Sometimes What You Need is a Kick in the Pants


Early Posts, Fun Stuff

I’ve been working on this being-a-serious-writer thing for a few months now.  I tell everyone to leave me alone!  I have to get some serious writing done! (Serious meaning committed here.  I write comedy).  Only I haven’t actually been writing, apart from blog posts, journaling, and an occasional book review.  My novel languishes, the first […]

March 17, 2015