Writing Time

Following my own prompts and sharing of resources for writers, it’s time to put own a short of my own. I need to practice my own story telling. I wrote a short piece for today. This may turn into a longer story in the future. My inspiration was the new novel that I started thisContinue reading “Writing Time”

Book Read

This morning my front door opened and I saw the light blank of white on the side walk as my husband left for work. I prompted turned around and decided to return to my layers of warm blankets. The winter blah got me again, and I decided to stay inside today. Plus I had theContinue reading “Book Read”

The List

One thing I told readers of my blog is to keep an open mind when it comes to getting published. We tend to think only of traditional full length novels but there are several ways to get your foot in the door. For example, short story writers have become more recognized and made the PulitzerContinue reading “The List”

Food For Thought

Last evening was another glimpse of sunlight after 4:00 pm. Again, my eyes drifted up to the orange colored sky in the east and I started to think of ice cream. An orange dreamsicle sat on the tip of my tongue and my mouth watered a little bit in the middle of traffic. Yes, somethingContinue reading “Food For Thought”

Last Sliver of Daylight

I turned the corner out of downtown and made my way onto the exit to head back home in the procession of cars. As usual, the overhead signs flashed with an accident near an exit ramp and I let out one of those tire sighs. The way home is always the same when you’re inContinue reading “Last Sliver of Daylight”

Movie Night!

Last night I was snuggled under my blankets and rewatching an old Netflix series and I found my attention totally glued to the tv just like the first time. Have you ever had one of those moments when someone delivers a line of another writer and you stand up applauding? I’m envious of such aContinue reading “Movie Night!”

Winter Traditions

The winds howled last night and I felt my windows shudder. I finally had to turn up the heat so that I didn’t have to look like a lump of blankets on my sofa. You would have laughed if you saw the blanket draped over my head while I waited for the temperature to climb.Continue reading “Winter Traditions”

Dog Sledding Days

The four letter word fell all day in Minnesota today, and our I witnessed our downtown streets turn into a scene from Tokyo Drift. This new episode had me stop in the skyways of downtown as I watched trucks and cars slide from one side of the street to the other as they turned theContinue reading “Dog Sledding Days”

Zombie Wednesday

I’m not in the genre of writing Apocolyptic novels but I feel another episode creeping in again. In Minnesota, the cold weather and storms means filling up your gas tank and getting errands done before the snow piles up and traffic crawls. It also means getting grocery shopping done early so that you don’t endContinue reading “Zombie Wednesday”

Growing Pains

I know a few people who had the Monday’s around me and I tried not to let it become too contagious but some people have trouble turning the corner into a new year. Everyone deals with change differently. Instead of staring at 2022 with and feeling overwhelmed, I started to ask other people what theyContinue reading “Growing Pains”

Author to Author

The first Monday of 2022 is here and I started out the first day of the month with a touch base meeting with one of the Coauthors to the book I’m editing. I shared my experience of previous book edits and the timeline never changes be I’ve published my own or someone else’s novel. TheContinue reading “Author to Author”

Writing in 2022!

The clock struck midnight and I was actually up this time watching the ball drop on TV as the New Year rang in. There was a client click of our fake champagne (the real stuff gives me a headache), and a kiss on the sofa. There were no parties or get together with everything goingContinue reading “Writing in 2022!”