Limbo

Sometimes in my writing, I feel like I am in a sort of limbo stage. I ask myself, now what? And as usual, it comes about this time of the year, when I should be excited about the holiday season. After all, NaNoWriMo has been completed for another year by yours truly. I did win, […]

Reflections

I’m going to tell you something: When I sometimes look in a mirror, I don’t see the person that others see me to be. I often see all of my flaws, my failures, the names I was called when I was younger. I hear the voices in my head that I try often to be […]

The Casserole

Recently, I heard a sentiment that made me pause and reflect: The holidays are a casserole dish of emotion. At this time of year, no truer words could be spoken. During these shorter days, we deal with many different emotions, often coming in waves upon waves, triggered by something said or done. And in these […]

Sanctuary

Lately, I have been seeing a great deal of posts on social media that state things to the effect of “I wish we could go back to the good old days.” These kinds of posts seem to point to a yesteryear of whimsy and utopia, where everything was supposedly better than it is today. But […]

Sample from my #NaNoWriMo

So some of you are aware that I am participating in National Novel Writing Month again this year. I am working on an urban fantasy story currently called The Magician, though that name is just a placeholder at the moment. I can’t come up with a better name yet. The setting is a modern day […]

Grace enough

Every time I make a mistake or don’t think fast enough on my feet or do anything that I perceive may be a slight to someone else, I hear it in my head. That negative voice. The one only I can hear, that rears its ugly head any time I do something imperfectly. “Why didn’t […]

National Novel Writing Month

As if I didn’t have enough on my plate as it was – after all, I am in the middle of getting editing on Luna, writing two more novellas for the Portals Series, and working hard at keeping my page view streak going on a few things while working a full time job and having […]

Faith Like a Child

Light-up shoes flashed as he ran, unabated by the atmosphere of the adults taking part in the discussion around him. He giggled as he played with a ball he had found, the wings of the bumblebee costume he insisted on wearing flapping with each step he took. Both the shoes and the wings garnered some […]

The Keeper of the Key

Periodically, I offer one of my Portals Series for free for a few days via Amazon Kindle in the hopes that perhaps one person or more will leave a review. This weekend, you can get the first book, The Keeper of the Key, free on Amazon Kindle. Until Halloween is over, it’s completely free! The […]

Reviews: A necessary evil?

I’m flying a bit high today – you see, I got my first independent review yesterday. A fellow #writingcommunity follower from Twitter read THREE of my works and wrote her opinion on them. (Check out her blog for the review.) I am elated to have reached this pinnacle of writing, that other authors are starting […]