Friday at Random

| October 9, 2015

I love the phrase, “at random.” Don’t know why. Some words just feel good and sound good. It’s Friday, and I have too much to do, so this is going to be a random post. Just things that pop into my head. The clouds have rolled in. I love cloudy days. And the leaves are […]

Wednesday, and still at the synopsis!

| September 30, 2015

I love Wednesdays, because you still have a few days of week left, but I start to feel all crowded by the things I haven’t done. Today, I have to have my nails done. It’s the only girly thing I do, and they look as if I’ve been grinding them on sandpaper. Could have done […]

Rule Breaking

| September 29, 2015

I’d love to break the rules. I’m naturally someone who wants to do the right thing. I come from a long line of rule breakers, and while they terrify me, I secretly wish I could be a little more like them. A friend once told me that behind my back in high school, people called […]

Round and Round–How doth your story garden grow?

| November 16, 2011

How do you know when a story plan is working? I’m a mixture of plotter and pantser. When I first began to write I was all pantser. Planning and plotting meant I’d already told the story. Even in college, if I had to provide a theme or some other statement of what I intended to […]

Ooops–it’s Wednesday, the 5th!

| January 5, 2011

So much for blogging regularly. I’m having a January as busy as the holidays. Lots of stuff going on around the abode and with the family. Do you ever find yourself planning around the stack of errands you face in a day? It’s like treading water in mud. So, today, around errands, I’m writing a […]

Never on Sunday?

| September 27, 2009

I’ve mentioned this before–I don’t often post on the weekends, but rain in our area has apparently sent the satellite into perhaps fatal shock, so I thought I’d just catch up–from the coffee shop again. Also, I’m working on a 2-page synopsis for the three chapters I have–yay!–finished for my new proposal, and I need […]

Synopses Don’t Come Easy

| August 10, 2009

I’m battling away with “the short form.” It’s making me suspect I talk too much. How to cram a story into essentially < than 500 words? I’ve done this before. Just can’t seem to do it now. Uh-oh. That could mean something’s off, if I’m being all defensive, explaining more¬†with excess words. Better think about […]