Breaking My Sense of Entitlement

Today's post is going to be short. No graphics (your heartfelt tears of anguish will go to good use as novel fodder). Why? Winter Jam on Friday into Saturday, major house cleaning afterward in a mad scramble because the little was with her grandparents, the all-day at church typical Sunday, and the no-sleep that ensued … Continue reading Breaking My Sense of Entitlement

Camp NaNo and PAD 2017

I tried to tackle Camp and PAD (Poem a Day) last year, and...wow. It was a pretty bad idea! I alllmost succeeded for Camp. I was so close!! Only a couple thousand words (hours b/c I was editing) away. Then the last few days of the month ran me over like a semi and I didn't … Continue reading Camp NaNo and PAD 2017

Why You Need To Investigate Your “Writer’s Block”

Writer's Block. The archnemesis of writers. The destroyer of would-be words. The...uh....... Oh forget it. Ok, obviously being blocked is a huge issue...because unless you take the time to resolve it (even if only tempo7rarily), you're going to be hard-pressed to get anything down. For a writer, that's like trying to travel the Kalahari with just … Continue reading Why You Need To Investigate Your “Writer’s Block”

Is It Okay To Just Be Yourself?

Haaaah...you know it's the end of the day when you attempt to link up to Beautiful People by typing in 'Beautiful People' instead of 'Paper Fury'.... Sadly it cannot be the end of the day as there is writing to be done. Cooking to be done. Eating, of course. And editing (for a friend). You know … Continue reading Is It Okay To Just Be Yourself?

2017 Mid-Winter Writers Conference

Writing/crit groups aren't crucial in the writer's life per se...but they have an incredible track record of epic when it comes to honing one's skills. It seems like everyone who writes seriously urges fellow writers find an active group to throw themselves into. I was interested, of course, but finding and joining a group was much harder than I thought … Continue reading 2017 Mid-Winter Writers Conference

TOP TEN YA Cover (and Title!) Loves of 2017 PT 3

Maybe I was overly enthused--if there even can be such a thing when it comes to books? Excuse me while I self-edit--when it came to showcasing my cover loves these past couple posts, but now? Allll the flails! Because these YA lovelies have gone so above and beyond I couldn't NOT put them in both … Continue reading TOP TEN YA Cover (and Title!) Loves of 2017 PT 3