Random Things

Stuff to Add to Your Bucket List

Stuff to Add to Your Bucket List

It’s always good to kick Monday off with a laugh. Which one will you be adding to your list? C’mon, you have to pick one!¬†

How Old Before They Can Decide?

How Old Before They Can Decide?

My girl child is six today. Happy Birthday, Tiny! But that’s not really the point of this post. No, this is more of a rant. See, I got into an argument with a friend last night, because I told him I was getting my daughter’s ears pierced for her birthday. Now, I wanted to get […]

Trust Me, You NEED to Rewrite

In January I mentioned that I love reading Kris Rusch’s business blog for authors. She and her husband Dean Wesley Smith have a lot of advice I agree with, especially when it comes to navigating traditional publishing contracts and all aspects of self-publishing. But there is one thing that, every time I see it, I […]

Motivation? What’s that?

Motivation? What’s that?

Oy. I should never, never again think that I have it all figured out. Every time I think that, life happens. So far in February, I’ve written two days. Two. After my triumph of January, February is definitely feeling a little flat. I’m starting to get back into writing, but it’s hard. It’s always hard, […]

Writing Must-reads for 2014

Writing Must-reads for 2014

Since it’s a beautiful, fresh new year, I thought I’d list some must-reads for writers that I discovered in 2013. First, the book. This book is probably one of the best I’ve ever read about writing…or, specifically, self-publishing. (Because, yes, I’m leaning more and more toward that route with at least some of my stuff. […]

Picking Names

Picking Names

I really, really love those silly memes on Facebook that tell you what your name would be in a given world. Your Elf name. Your Fairy Name. Your Hunger Games name. Your Lord of the Rings name. So on. I came across one yesterday that is your unicorn name. Mine’s Perky Happy Feet. They’re so […]

More Southern Versus Northern

More Southern Versus Northern

I think I confuse people with certain phrases and words I use. Just a few weeks ago, I was planning a get-together with some friends and asked someone to bring “coke”. They asked if they could bring some other types of “soda” as well as they weren’t very fond of “Coke”. I had to explain […]

Writing Goals Again

Despite my claims to the contrary, I think I must be slightly OCD. What Ralene described in her post about the crispness of beginnings, and liking to start new things at the beginning of the week/month/year…that’s totally me. It bothers me to start something new in the middle of a week, especially. Or maybe that’s […]