I have 2 questions:
Do you know anyone who has a Patreon?
Do you follow/support anyone with a Patreon?
I’m just curious what people like you and me, bloggers who write and engage for the sake of storytelling, think or know about Patreon.
Continue reading “Unpublished author: the working life of a writer”
I am not a numbers person. I have never been much of a math person. But today, I was inspired by some numbers.
The internet calculates things for us confused folk, hence, it was easy to lift the numerical values off the screen. All I have to do now is supplement them with my crafty words.
That is jam, as you know. Words, not numbers. my
So here goes.
Continue reading “The numerical values of time, and what to do with it”
So. I have bad news about some pieces I submitted. But, that’s ok. I’m going to get myself a long nail and a hammer, so I can start a collection of rejections. Like Stephen King did. He mentioned this in his book On Writing.
So far, 2 of my stories I wrote recently were declined, the other 5 still being reviewed, and the rest ongoing.
Wonder what mom would think if I started hammering nails into walls in her house… 😵
Continue reading “A nail, a hammer, and a bike ride”
This is what was missing during my writing adventures today.
Yes, apparently I am a princess now. Or a snowflake. 🙄
Continue reading “It’s about (chair) (dis)comfort”
Three times the radio interrupted the crappy songs it was playing in order to update us on some tornado warning.
It happened during yesterday’s drive home from my mom’s place. The weather apps indicated storms were brewing. But then, with this incredible humid air sticking around for weeks now, thunderstorms have been regular occurrences lately.
Continue reading “Summer storms and changes of plans”
I got derailed this weekend.
When a friend asked me to be a beta reader for some chapters he wrote, and I said yes, I didn’t know it was going to derail me from my own writing.
Except, it didn’t really.
Allow me to explain.
Continue reading “Writing catharsis”
Would it surprise you to read I have never listened to a Beyoncé song? I mean, on purpose. Her music is played here and there and everywhere, so she’s kind of hard to miss. 😉
Typically I’m a classic rock kinda gal, with some 80s and 90s soft rock or even a bit of pop thrown in.
I mention Beyoncé because a friend of mine brought her up the other day. Actually, she referred to her as Sasha Fierce. I had to google this name. I didn’t know what she was talking about.
Continue reading “Pondering pseudonyms and alter egos”
I posted a few questions the other day and invited you to respond. To get to know some of the bloggers, click on
this post and go to the comments.
Note: there may or may not be a snarky, smart-ass comment in there from yours truly. #SorryNotSorry 😛
As promised, here are my responses:
Continue reading “8 responses to my own questions (plus link love)”
Imagine a friend,
In a faraway land,
Or in the next town over. Continue reading “Clandestine tales”
No matter what time I go to bed I’m up at 6 am.
Only very rarely do I stay in bed past that time. Or go back to bed after a trip to the loo. 🙂
There is something about the quiet, the solitude, the dim light in the early mornings that appeals to me. Wakes my senses, makes them more pronounced. This is usually a good time to start writing.
But not always.
Continue reading “Noise, silence and writing”