Author’s Journey

Mickey Mouse for governor

Mickey Mouse for governor

Why didn’t I think of that? The Orange County Florida Supervisor of Elections compiles a list of all the “invalid write-in names” entered on ballots. To be valid, a write-in candidate must register with the supervisor for a specific race. That ensures we don’t elect someone who is unwilling to serve. No word on whether […]

Less observant than a kindergartner

Less observant than a kindergartner

I may presume myself to be smarter than a fifth grader, but there are many types of intelligence, and on at least one of them I failed to rise to the level of a kindergartner. Not some hypothetical kindergartner or an average of all kindergartners, but a specific kindergartner who showed me up in the […]

The Cleaning Fairy

The Cleaning Fairy

The Rise of the Gnomes, Part One: The Cleaning Fairy Father walked into the house. He tripped over a toy truck that lay just in front of the doorway, nearly losing his balance. His walk was further impeded by an array of blocks, stuffed animals, and marbles that covered nearly every inch of floor. Hanging […]

Alphabet Blogging: K is for…

Alphabet Blogging: K is for…

Killjoys. Killjoys can, unfortunately, take multiple forms for authors. They don’t even necessarily have to be human. One of the biggest killjoys for me is the comparison game. Every so often, I look at what other authors–or sometimes even other creative types–are doing. How much success they’ve found. How they’re writing several books a year, […]

Falling off the blog wagon

Falling off the blog wagon

I haven’t blogged since October 23, which is just nuts. Yeah, you’ve seen me here since then. I’m talking about over at my own site. I had a real roll going on with a series of blog posts about editing (whoo-hoo!). But seriously, when I attended the Florida Writers Association last month, I was surprised […]

American Idols

American Idols

Apparently, the internet is in a tizzy today because of Kim Kardashian’s butt. Yeah, that’s a real thing. I have no interest in knowing why her butt is such a spectacle, so I haven’t looked up the pictures that are making her more ridiculously famous than usual, and I have no intention of it. I […]

Alphabet Blogging: J is for…

Jigsaw puzzle.In other words…story plot. (Stretching a bit there, maybe? I couldn’t come up with anything else for J.) But, whether you’re a plotter or a pantser, sometimes story plots really do feel like jigsaw puzzles. Those really, really big, 1,500 piece ones. And to make matters worse, it’s of an abstract painting. And your […]