It is August 31, 2021 as I write this and time for a progress report. Adapting to change is never easy. So things progress in an irregular pattern. This month has been a one step back and two forward kind of experience. But I’m happy to report some progress. Making I was having trouble writing… Continue reading One Step Back and Two Forward
Recently I read a fascination discussion on Facebook. A reader wanted to know: does writing dark stories affect the writer’s soul? It’s a question that deserves an answer. I hope you find my answer interesting. Presumptions There are several presumptions in this question. The first is that dark stories are bad for or a danger… Continue reading Does Writing Dark Stories Affect the Writer’s Soul?
I’m always amazed at the twists and turns that happen during the course of writing a novel. This particular twist came from a beta reader question: Did credit cards exist in the 60’s? I could have simply answered yes, personal history informing my answer. But, I am an insatiable curious creature and found myself researching.… Continue reading The Forgotten History of the Credit Card
Some days I just don’t give a damn. I’m tired. I’ve battled the demons of the day job, the emotional toll of being a caregiver, the chores of home ownership, and I’ve wrangled words on paper and by the end of the week, I’m done. I surrender. Today is one of those days. I’m pissed… Continue reading I Surrender!