• Announcements,  DIY (Do It Yourself),  Facts of Life,  Fun

    Get Yer Mini Makeover On

    My HVAC unit, which had been dying for nearly two years, finally played out earlier this month. So whilst I was melting (in nearly 90 degree indoor weather) and waiting for a tech to come over and tell me it had finally died and then waiting some more for another tech to come over and fix it (same day THANK GOD), I sludged over to the old blog did a bit ‘o remodeling! Can ya tell? Can ya, huh? Fine. I’ll tell you. 🙂 Firstly, I did an overhaul on all the fonts. Not a drastic change, but I was ready to look at something else. Secondly, I’ve replaced the…

  • Announcements,  Work-In-Progress

    Pretty Puppet Theatre

    It’s been official for a little while now, but today is the official announcement of my next shiny idea!! (insert balloons and streamers here) ^_^ To refresh, I was choosing between two retellings and a trippy paranormal. Turns out, the trippy paranormal is also a retelling! When I chose it, I cracked open the story notes I had for it and VOILA – retelling. Kind of. So I got exactly what I wanted without even trying!! And it was such a relief, too, because I was missing some important information for one of my characters, and there it was. 🙂 Obviously, I hadn’t looked at the notes since I made them. Like,…

  • Facts of Life,  Writing Journey

    The Land of Neverending Moutains

    The writing journey – whether drafting, editing, trying to pick out a title or a new idea, whatever – is filled with hills and valleys and swamps and quick sand and storms and well, you get the point. But it’s all worth it. 🙂 In title news, I’m officially on the title rollercoaster with “Legion.” I’m tentatively thinking of retitling it “Unrest.” I’d like to call it “No Rest for the Wicked” but I’m afraid that’s me thinking things are funny again that may or may not actually be funny. Haha. But speaking of, one of the mountains I recently tackled was the chip I had on my shoulder after a story I…

  • Novels,  Work-In-Progress

    Novel #18 & Inspiration Dump

    I FINISHED, I FINISHED!! 😀 Happy Dance Time!! I finished Saturday night. I could have finished Thursday – I did about 4500 words that night. But then it was midnight and I was tired, so I went to sleep. I also had a headache, which continued on to Friday. Couple that with insomnia-inspired exhaustion, and I just watched Goosebumps all night, because it’s nostalgic and awesome. LOL! I blame the heat mixed with dehydration and seeing a movie that flashed too many lights in my face. Ugh. Now, I need to brainstorm an official title! Come on, brain! LOL! So, I did something weird at the end of the story.…

  • Writing World

    Playlist Mania

    Do you ever make a playlist for your stories? Long before I ever heard of people doing such a thing, I had a story called “From Out of the Ashes.” And this story had a bonafide faux soundtrack made up of Evanescence songs. It was beautiful. Every time I listen to those songs I’m reminded of how colossally I’ve failed on this story. The execution was the poorest job I’ve probably ever done. Thanks to this story, I’m an outliner. Thanks to this story, I got off track with my writing in a bad way. But also thanks to this story, I got back on track. Because I was moving…