• Facts of Life,  Story Graveyard,  Story Vault,  Writing Journey

    The Writer I Was Ten Years Ago…

    Over the weekend, I was cleaning up my Stories folder, because I decided to finally and officially move “Discord” and another story called “How Deep Is My Darkness” to the Story Graveyard. If I’m not going to publish them, as is, and I’m not, then there’s no reason to keep them in the same folder as stories that are actually finished. The reason it took me so long to move them is twofold: First: They weren’t in horrible shape, and at the time, I had literally trashed every single story I had ever written, and I don’t know. I guess I just thought it was sad. So I didn’t trash…

  • Facts of Life,  Indie Author Life,  Inspiration,  Motivation,  Writing Journey,  Writing World

    All the Times I Quit: Storytime

    Also known as “the art of feeling really bad about your writing self.” In honor of Insecure Writers Support Group day, I’m going to post about my confidence issues. I don’t officially participate in the hop, but I happen to want to talk about my writer insecurity today. Also, the question this month asked if you ever said “I Quit” and what made you come back to writing. That’s a soapbox for me, and funny enough, IĀ also wanted to talk about that. The main reason is because I need the pep talk. I feel like the first 20k words of “The Puppet Box” are trash, and while I know that…

  • Facts of Life,  Indie Author Life,  Writing Journey,  Writing World

    In-depth Analysis or Something

    NO REST FOR THE WICKED releases next week!!! In other exciting news, my first blog review went live yesterday. You can read it RIGHT OVER HERE @ thegenreminx.com – (Spoiler-Free). Okay, with the debut on the horizon, I thought it would be fun to discuss my reasons for going the indie route and the factors that most likely influenced my decision. ^_^ The initial thought, in true me fashion, was very random. I literally woke up one day and decided to “give it a try” with a small project. But seeds never sprout up out of nothing. Of course, I was frustrated with the traditional route (agent, big publisher, bookstore),…

  • Fun,  NaNoWriMo,  Writing World

    It was a dark and stormy night…

    …Kitty had just turned off her lamp when there came a soft knock on the door downstairs. Frowning, Kitty threw the covers off and paddled down to the front door. She rose up on her tiptoes and peeked through the peep hole. Given that it was dark and stormy outside, she couldn’t see more than a human-shaped shadow on her patio. “It’s nearly midnight,” Kitty whispered to herself. Who could possibly be knocking on her door at midnight. The shadow knocked again, just as softly as the first time. What should I do, Kitty thought. If she stayed silent, the person would never know she was up. Maybe they would…

  • Facts of Life,  Writing Journey,  Writing World

    Hello, Brick Wall!

    There are many different kinds of writing issues. There is a lack of ideas, lack of motivation, lack of inspiration. There is exhaustion. There’s the self-doubt monster. We can’t forget about him. Write long enough and you will run into every single kind of brick wall there is – some you may not have even thought existed. They exist. The funny thing about a lack of ideas is that we probably don’t ever actually have a lack of ideas. We have a lack of ideas that we think will work. A lack of ideas that we think are not super stupid. But we can probably always think of something. Anything.…