Aftermath. Yep. That’s the word. Like when some life-altering cataclysm hits, and you wake up lying in the dirt, blinking numbly around at the altered landscape and wondering what just happened. That’s how it felt to wobble up out of my writing cave once December finally arrived. I know it’s been an outrageously long time …….Read More
Category: Where Daffodils Bloom
Posts about the writing/publishing process for my WWII era, Biographical Novel.
Project Update: Headed for the Finish Line
Here we are, standing on the brink of November again. Night breezes are whispering of coming frosts. The sun is sinking lower and lower on the skyline. Squirrels are rustling busily in crisp, golden piles of fallen leaves… And all over the world, writers everywhere are rustling just as busily in piles of outlines and …….Read More
Tell it to the Boss
“The whole duty of a writer is to please and satisfy himself, and the true writer always plays to an audience of one.” So says E.B. White. And that advice, in various forms, is widely doled out among writers. “Write for yourself.” they tell you. Don’t worry about what the editor will think. Don’t worry …….Read More
“The pen is mightier than the sword.” I bet all of you have heard that one. The implication of course, is that the peaceful power of the written word is a more potent force than raw violence. But sometimes, the pen isn’t all that peaceful. Sometimes I look back over my week and find a …….Read More
Ha! I did it. You didn’t think I was going to do it, did you? You thought I was going to skip posting again. You were all set to email and complain or ask if I’d fallen off a cliff. Fooled you, you didn’t? 😉 Well. As most of you probably know, I’ve spent the …….Read More
Hello everyone! Miss me? I’ve realized it’s been over a month since I’ve posted anything on this blog. But at least I do have a good excuse. For those of you who missed my last post, I’ll just sum-up by saying that November was National Novel Writing Month. And like many other authors, I made …….Read More
Project Update: Ready. Set. WRITE!
I LOVE deadlines. Yeah I know. A lot of you think that’s kind of bizarre. (And to show you just how crazy I really am, let me go ahead and admit now that I also like Brussels sprouts, sauerkraut, and timed exams.) But I feel about deadlines the way a lot of people feel about….well…roller coasters. …….Read More
Project Update: Who’s Story Is This, Anyway?
Sorry for the delay! This post was supposed to be published last Saturday, but I didn’t quite get it finished before I went gallivanting off to Linden, TN for their “Remembering WW2” event. I had a total blast though, and definitely plan to post about the reenactment in the near future! They say all writers …….Read More
Four Letters and an Atomic Bomb:
Confession: I hate personality tests. And so I have never taken one. Until now. Some of you will have seen my Facebook post last month in which I mentioned I’d taken a personality test (a free version based on the Myers-Briggs system) despite years of prejudice against them. I promised a blog post explaining what …….Read More
Do You Know How to Fly This Thing?
“Put down that book and learn something!” When I was a kid that sentence could easily have been addressed to me many, many times. I loved reading. Loved it with a consuming passion that the rest of the world generally reserves for other human beings, (but fellow bookworms will totally understand). Before I even reached …….Read More