I have been a night owl all my life. Then, yes, it became insomnia because I needed to run on societies clock… and my clock wasn’t that clock. Which caused lack of sleep. I could not fall asleep on that timeline. And would get little sleep and get sleep deprivation. Sleep paralysis. They called delayed…… Continue reading The night owl
I have only ever done one Nano and that was last year. I wrote it like I write every novel… straight as I go. Pantsing. Seat of my pants style. This year I have one of those concepts that I know if I go with it it is going to fizzle out soon and I…… Continue reading NanoWriMo and planning
I have had a hell of a time with some novels I have been reading lately. Trying out new authors. And one major issue that really is bothering me is lack of plot. I get they are writing a series but the way to get me to read the second book in your series is…… Continue reading Plot… where is it?
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When you are in a depression nothing can hold appeal. Energy can be sucked right from you. And you are fighting against your mind as it tells you just the world most negative things possible on a regular basis. Here are some things I do when I am sucked under…
Are you a planner? Or a fly by the seat of your pants writer? I fly by the seat of my pants. I have a novel concept, general plot and a main character. And then I start. See where it takes me. It gets more depth. Subplots crop up. Characters develop and become more important…… Continue reading What type of writer are you?
Yes, it is almost that time of year again where we frantically write all for November away when we should be editing. Or I should be editing. Ah, well, I have a new novel I am willing to throw into the NaNo machine to get it revved up and see what comes of it. I…… Continue reading Gearing up for NaNoWriMo
Because I happen to be poor lately I have been buying free books on Amazon. And coincidentally they are all romances. Sort of getting tired of that but Free. And can’t beat free when you are poor. I can’t review them because none of them are that great. Not worth commenting on or reading…… Continue reading Spree of free books
Here are three short poems I wrote recently. First on was on a whim and the other two are migraine related. One was a prompt that said write about a number so I wrote about the number of migraines I get in a year.
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A man named David Benjamin was unhappy an agent rejected him. He wrote a bitter blog post. I’m providing this because I want you to know that people like this exist. Agents frequently have to protect themselves from this kind of abuse. The industry is small and agents pass…
I am reading a book called Smarter by Dan Hurley. Not particularly because I think my straight up IQ needs a boost. That is healthy at 140. Rather because I think my cognitive functions need a boost due to having depression and chronic migraines. Pain crowds the brain and makes it difficult to fit…… Continue reading Smarter
I am quitting smoking. Well I have not had an actual smoke in 11 days but I feed the beast with nicotine mints and a nicotine inhaler. So I still get the fix. Just not as much. And I crave. And crave. It is like a knot in the gut that just never quite…… Continue reading Don’t feed the beast
This is a short story I wrote some years back I just came across. “It’s sleep paralysis. I Googled it,” I said. “I value your internet skills, but remember I am the doctor,” Dr. Smythe told me dryly. I got the impression he was mocking my self researching abilities. “I’m just saying, sounds like it…… Continue reading Short Story: DreamScape
I dreamed I dreamed of escape, From a life of pain. The limitations and the shape Of a life I couldn’t sustain From a life of pain, How far could I flee from me? The limitations and the shape, Of my soul taunting all I foresee. How far could I flee from me? The limitations…… Continue reading Poem: I dreamed
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The Drafter (The Peri Reed Chronicles) is the first in a series by Kim Harrison. The Blurb: Peri Reed has been lied to by a person she loved and it leads to her wanting to find the truth if she ever can. She is a drafter; having the ability to alter and change history she…… Continue reading Book Review: Drafter
I think what people fail to understand is that I can’t eat exposure. And a lot of these sites… well the exposure isn’t all that much of a motivation for me. Occasionally it works to the writers benefit and certainly promotions do, but we really have self-esteem issues and give into this exposure thing way…… Continue reading Just work for free I guess… not
Back in the day when people used film I used to have quite a bit of fun with double exposures. I found an app for that. And have been playing around with it. It is a bit tricky but so far interesting. All of the backgrounds are pictures I took from Jasper national park in…… Continue reading Double exposure: there is an app for that
Marked (Soulseer Chronicles) is a new author I picked up in my last bout of book shopping by Sue Tingey. The Blurb: We have Lucky who can see ghosts living a quiet life with her ghost familiar Kayla. However it turns out Kayla is a demon and was sent herself to protect Lucky when she was…… Continue reading Book Review: Marked
My favorite vacation was to Scotland and Northern Ireland. To be honest both trips to Scotland are my favorite. For a writer of fantasy the scenery and atmosphere is food for the imagination. In Canada out West we do not have aged cities. I like feeling all that history. I love exploring the history.…… Continue reading Remembering that great holiday
The shifty magic series… I read them all in a couple of days so it is a review of Shifty Magic (Shifty Magic Series Book 1),Undercover Magic (Shifty Magic Series Book 2),Savage Magic (Shifty Magic Series Book 3) The Blurb: Paranormal terrorists attacked the world outing paranormals, who helped fight off the terrorists. Addison is…… Continue reading Relview: The shifty magic series