As the weeks move forward toward one of mom’s favorite holidays, St. Patrick’s Day, I find myself being haunted by a story I’ve helped edit. The rush to get the book out on the anniversary of a husband’s death at the end of February, may have played a part in a few last minute misses.Continue reading “Haunted”

Edge of Spring

The weather couldn’t make it’s mind up this week as we teeter on the edge of spring in Minnesota. We started the week with rain and thunder that turned into flurries. Those flakes snowballed until they coated the melting brown covering the lawns and sides of the streets. I live here and I wanted toContinue reading “Edge of Spring”

Do you ever have one of those days when you want to crawl back into bed or start wishing bedtime would come early? Well, that was my yesterday. There’s never a dull moment when it comes to helping people and for some reason everyone decided to call or send a barrage of email questions. MaybeContinue reading

Sleepless In Minnesota

The middle of the week is here and I’m thinking about my sleepless in Minnesota week. Looking back, I guess I can’t complain because my sleepless hours let me get a lot of work done. My up in the middle of the night with the moon as my company helped me finish some art pieces.Continue reading “Sleepless In Minnesota”

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today is a day made for all romance writers! They’re the ones who could fill every corner of a Hallmark card with every kind of romance. Some love the dark and dangerous, whiles others love the sappy. We don’t need a steamy shower to write love scenes. Yes, smoke billows out ofContinue reading “Happy Valentine’s Day!”

The One

Last night, I discovered writing playlists created by other writers on YouTube. Then, I switched to party music before some random channels started playing and my catlike eyes lifted up to the screen when some soft bamboo music started to play. My body relaxed as I watch the snow up from the ground and towardContinue reading “The One”

Love Notes

I was getting ready for today’s prompt when something wonderful happened. My forgetful nature of setting things down and forgetting them gave me a surprise. I hid a Valentine’s Day card for my husband in one of the books I’m reading, and it made me smile. I thought, “What a great surprise to give someone,Continue reading “Love Notes”

New Book Release Coming Soon!

The end of the week is finally here and my fingers are itching. I’m so close to pushing the publish button, it’s hard to hold myself back because I take my own advice. I need to do a few more rounds of proofs before I launch my next journal. Yes, the big day is finallyContinue reading “New Book Release Coming Soon!”

Book Review Update

Have you found your quiet alley yet? Or, wandered through some unknown city? I’m trying by reading a new book but the style wasn’t what I expected. I wanted the poetry of Paris. Yes, the sappy read with a glass a wine and maybe a little romance. The recommended read did make me laugh aContinue reading “Book Review Update”

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”

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”