Fuzzy Socks and Fuzzy Minds

It’s gotten cold again, so I’ve busted out the Fuzzy Socks. Not that they were ever really put away. It is March afterall. So, I bust out the socks and my head gets stuffy. Which means I wind up taking nasty Nyquil because it’s the only thing my husband will take when he’s sick. And … Read more

Word of the Week

chicanery chi·can·er·y    [shi-key-nuh-ree, chi-] noun, plural -er·ies. 1. trickery or deception by quibbling or sophistry: He resorted to the worst flattery and chicanery to win the job. 2. a quibble or subterfuge used to trick, deceive, or evade. Origin: 1605–15; < French chicanerie. See chicane, -ery Synonyms 1. fraud, deception, knavery. 2. evasion.

I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done. ~Steven Wright

Ok, so I’ve gotten slightly farther than that. Last count I was at a little over 31k words. On this story. I’ve started 2 other novels and a novella as well in the last year. None are closer to being done than my ‘mysterical/romance’ which is in reality a paranormal romance. May as well call … Read more

You may be able to take a break from writing, but you won’t be able to take a break from being a writer… ~ Stephen Leigh

I haven’t written anything in a couple weeks. This doesn’t mean I haven’t been thinking about my story. Dwelling on my characters, living in their minds. Or maybe they’re living in mine. Either way, I hear their voices at odd moments. When I’m in the bathroom. While doing laundry. While unpacking the multitude of boxes … Read more

Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard. ~Dave Mustaine

Moving. I hate moving and yet here I am, smack dab in the middle of another one. I’m surrounded by boxes, piles of…things. The detritus of our life. And I get this urge to either hide and pretend it doesn’t exist or set fire to it all. Of course I do neither. Well, maybe I … Read more

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. ~Douglas Adams

I’m not good with deadlines. They cause an almost paralyzing tension in me. Which is why I’ll never understand why I tried Nanowrimo. Twice. For those that don’t know, Nanowrimo is short for National Novel Writing Month. It’s held in November and the goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days. There’s a nice … Read more

You may be able to take a break from writing, but you won’t be able to take a break from being a writer… ~Stephen Leigh

I didn’t make it to the end of my 2 week hiatus on my mystery/romance. I only managed a week of not thinking about it. During that week I read a great book by Les Edgerton called Hooked: Write Fiction That Grabs Readers at Page One & Never Lets Them Go (I was sick, the … Read more

The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn’t require any. ~Russell Baker

This quote makes me laugh. Hard. But I fear it’s a common misconception that writing isn’t ‘real’ work. Afterall there’s no sweat involved. No commute to the office. Heck writers don’t even bother with getting dressed most days. And then when we sit down at our computers to ‘work’ what do we do? We stare … Read more

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