Tried and Failed #WIP Wednesday

Hey, everyone. It’s already the second week of April, and it’s been a while since I wrote a WIP Wednesday post. This one is more of a WIHW (What I Haven’t Written) story. I thought by now I would have already written tons of words this year. Wrong! So far, 2022’s word count is shaping... Continue Reading →

Movies, Music, and Writing

It’s no secret that my all-time favorite movie is Casablanca. What’s not to love about this classic with a cast including Bogart, Bergman, Peter Lorre, Paul Henreid, and Claude Rains? It also contains some fantastic quotes. "Here's looking at you, kid." “Play it, Sam.” This is often misquoted as “Play it again, Sam.” (Bogart never... Continue Reading →

My 2022 Writing Goals

Hey, everyone. We’re already well into 2022, so this is a good time to list my writing goals for this year. I’ll also tell you a bit about the projects I’m working on this year. A Book of Shorts (working title) is a collection of thirteen short stories. I’ve shared a couple of excerpts in... Continue Reading →

Thank You, John Denver

Inspiration for my stories comes from many different places. Sometimes it’s an observation made in a crowded restaurant. It may be from a photo prompt or from a family story. Other times, ideas just pop in my head. But often, it’s songs from favorite groups or singers. John Denver’s music inspired some of my early... Continue Reading →

Coming Home #WIPWednesday

Hey, everyone. Autumn is in full swing, and it’s my favorite time of the year. Of all the seasons, I think this one is the one that seems to bring about the most change—the cooler temperatures, changing leaves, and migrating birds. While we haven’t yet had “frost on the pumpkin” in Texas, it’s only a... Continue Reading →

Eclipse #WIP Wednesday

Hey, everyone. This is short and sweet, but it's been a while since I've done a WIP Wednesday post. I'm delighted to report I've almost completed the first draft of Cold Dark Night. Hey, it's only around ten months later than I originally planned. I'll not get into the whats and whys but suffice to... Continue Reading →

Halloween Reads #Wip Wednesday

Hey, everyone. WIP Wednesday means one of two things. Most of the time I write about a work in progress, but other times it's a work in publication. Today's post is about the latter. So, here we go… For those of you who have followed this blog for a while, you know I’m fascinated with... Continue Reading →

Impending Danger #WIPWednesday

Hey, everyone. Time for another WIP Wednesday. Today, I’ll share an excerpt from Cold Dark Night. But first, let me introduce you to someone and explain how I got her name. I’ve used various methods for coming up with character names—random generators, popular name sites, keeping of a list of ones I encounter. However, this... Continue Reading →

NaNoWriMo Update #WIPWednesday

Hey, everyone. November is behind us, and another National Novel Writing Month is in the books. I honestly didn’t know if I could do it – writing a minimum of 1667 words per day to reach 50K by November 30. But… Drum Roll Please… I did it! On November 29, I crossed the line of... Continue Reading →

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