Minnesota Summer

The temperatures have been in the upper 80’s to the lower 90’s for the past week and I feel like I moved south for the summer. The winds might not smell like salt but a sheen of sweat still covers my skin if I’m outside moving around for more than 5 minutes. Hot and humidContinue reading “Minnesota Summer”

Back to the Pen

My fingers were itching because I missed some time at my keyboard last week. Part of me sent off a warning to keep up my regular schedule of writing. Having writer’s block in the past haunts me, and that might be a good thing because it helps me sit down in the chair to writeContinue reading “Back to the Pen”

Making the Switch

After spending the weekend with my parents out in the country, it’s been hard to get back into work mode again. Being able to hear the birds chirp without fire trucks going by, or watch a hungry raccoon trying to raid my parent’s bird feeder brought a sense of tranquility that I can’t get inContinue reading “Making the Switch”

New Goals

The last day of the month is here and it’s going out with stormy weather. I’m also gearing up and trying to narrow down my focus as I get ready to participate in Geek Craft Expo near the end of the month. I don’t know how I’m going to balance my writing with getting aContinue reading “New Goals”

Winter Extremes

Last night, I sat shivering under the covers and writing my post thinking about all those experiencing the same chilling weather all over the country. I can’t imagine what those down south think about the kind of winters events that are normal to us up here. I saw cats on ice all over the placeContinue reading “Winter Extremes”

AI Writing

This week I decided to play in the open source AI platforms to see what kinds of answers are generated and what it can really do. Many business people are using this kind of AI to write marketing headlines, newsletters, and marketing materials. My experience following other people using CHATGPT vary from people using thisContinue reading “AI Writing”

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th should be filled with all kinds of stories that go against the rules of what is normal. Oddly, I’ve found this day to be lucky unlike the superstitions. Maybe it’s a casino or lottery ticket day. Then, I remember it’s a Christmas make-up day tomorrow for my brother, his wife, and myContinue reading “Friday the 13th”

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

During this winter blast my husband and I managed to make it to a few family holiday celebrations for appetizers, a brunch, and several sweet treats. Somehow I managed to keep my plates small and my stomach not feeling as bloated. However, the mix of dairy make the tummy rumble a few times but itContinue reading “Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays”

NaNoWriMo Month

How is everybody doing out there during the month of NaNoWriMo? Mine is off to a slow start and I’ve been taking a much needed break because of all the events that I’ve been involved in this year. During my quiet week I had one of those moments when you’re driving in your car andContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Month”

Day #1 of NaNoWriMo

There’s an hour before the first day of NaNoWriMo is over and I’m busy typing away because I didn’t want to miss getting in some writing. Yes, I’m counting blogging as writing because it’s what I can do at the moment. My fingers are sticky and stinging because I had some hot glue misses. I’veContinue reading “Day #1 of NaNoWriMo”

Summary Day

As a writer, I hope that you’ve read a few books of your own. When we’re in a bookstore, what’s one of the first things we do? We look at the cover and then turn over to the back summary. I know this might push your limits but this what we’re going to do today.Continue reading “Summary Day”

Day 3: Research Repeat

Now that you’ve chosen your story, it’s time for a little research. Gather the information you need to start writing your story. The difference in this challenge is that you’re only getting today to do it. You get one day to look up towns, cities, character information, historical facts, or fantasy ideas. Today is allContinue reading “Day 3: Research Repeat”