Drawings and Writings

"Breathing Lessons" by Beth Overmyer   So, this past week was a bit of a struggle. I was sick, tired, and had many pages of galley left to proof. But I MADE IT! Galleys - CHECK Sickness - LICKED (mostly) Tiredness - Errrrr...two out of three? And I picked up the fantasy novel again, the…

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Christmas Gifts — The Writerly List

Here are a few gift ideas for writers that I found. I haven't been paid or asked to endorse these, and haven't tried them all. Just a heads up 😉 BOOKS: Writing 21st Century Fiction by Donald Maass Stephen King's On Writing   HOUSE AND HOME: A bookish candle of the month club subscription from…

My Beats

Right now (not at this very moment, because, well, I'm writing this blog post) I am writing a high fantasy novel and fighting the never-ending battle for the keyboard with The Cat (that is a war that is raging on as I type this.) For every battle, there must be strategy, strength, stealth, an appropriate…

From the Weekend

This past weekend was full of trying to keep up with writing assignments for a free online class (there is no grading/credits on this one.) In the (approximate) words of my Critique Circle friend Sassy: if this welcome week is supposed to be fun and relaxed, I'll be dead by the end of the actual…