• Work-In-Progress,  Writing World

    Writing Life: Researching Phase Complete

    I would like to start off by stating that I haven’t changed projects, and in fact, am not changing projects, because one – I refuse, and two – if I don’t finish this I will die of a broken writer heart. ^_^ via GIPHY So, things are slow in story-land, but it’s been slow in an interesting way. The last several stories I finished all came together pretty quickly. This story isn’t like that. It’ll likely, maybe, speed up at some point, but I’m dealing with an idea that went overlooked for so long it had gone to sleep (haha). It was like Sleeping Beauty’s castle in that world for…

  • Books,  Fun,  Inside Information

    Historic Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, NC

    One of the bits of research I did for NO REST FOR THE WICKED was studying a map and pictures of the Historic Riverside Cemetery in Asheville, North Carolina. I’ve been to Asheville, but I haven’t been to Riverside, so it was great to find so much information on it. I’m definitely going to stop by the next time I’m there. It’s old, large, and peaceful, and the perfect place to find a mausoleum like the one Tatum went into to get to the underground. 🙂

  • Facts of Life,  Fun,  Ideas,  Indie Author Life,  Inspiration,  Work-In-Progress

    Dance of the Setting Fairy – Part Two

    In true me fashion, I changed what story I’m going to work on next after making an official announcement. Lol! I’ve been working on the current project for a few weeks now, but it’s not “The Puppet Box” as I originally intended, in case you didn’t notice its absence in the sidebar. Despite the fact that probably half of the story was already outlined, I have had to change a few things, and those changes have rendered the outline largely, but not entirely, unusable. I was dying to write and didn’t want to wait on a fix, so it’s been pushed back. But everything is good now, and it will very possibly…

  • Facts of Life,  Fun,  Ideas,  Inspiration,  Work-In-Progress

    Dance of the Setting Fairy

    Not too long ago I posted about real life settings versus fictional settings. I’m on a real life setting kick right now. 🙂 In “Legion” we’re in pseudo-present day Asheville, North Carolina. I love Asheville. So, it’s not surprisingly (to myself) that we find ourselves in NC once more in “The Puppet Box” – this time in Winston-Salem on their very own Wake Forest University campus. Outside of mentioning a couple of real places around campus and their real mascot, everything else is made up. For example, I have a “Sorority Row” and a “Fraternity Row.” There is no such thing on that campus. ^_^ Now, I didn’t set out to…