Here is my Goodreads profile if you want to check it out. I just got two more ratings on there. 4 stars each from the same person, on two of the books in my Haven series. Thank you so much for that! I get more star ratings on there than Amazon, but less written reviews.…… Continue reading Goodreads ratings
So I am near the end of what was my Nano novel. And I decide to cut off the final subplot and tie it up. Only if she gets tangled in this web she doesn’t really have a way out of it. So a) random stranger saves her…. too damn convenient. Especially since the idea…… Continue reading Tricky pickle
So I have migraine and some of my migraine attacks are vestibular migraine. And that means vertigo, disequilibrium and dizziness. A ride you never meant to get on and can’t get off. It actually also means I can’t go on amusement part rides as that is a massive trigger for these. And lately it has…… Continue reading Poem: Vertigo
I think this is my 5th or 6th Nano and I have won every year. I won yesterday night and it is my latest win to date. I tend to win around mid-month because I average around 2k-2500 words. But this year I was finishing a novel that was tricky and when that was complete…… Continue reading I won NaNoWriMo
Indeed, I will be winning Nano tonight and be able to check out the swag this year. I finished my Rift Word novel. That is working title, just what I call it when I am working on it. And I was working on the second novel I need to finish to complete Nano. It was…… Continue reading I will win Nano tonight!
I am at around 32k Nano writing, the novel is around 68k so far. And it is getting to the conclusion section. Should be about 90k when done, rough draft. Real rough when I do nano. Tend to be skimpy on details. So have to add all that later. Not sure, but I might finish…… Continue reading Rift World: My nano novel is finishing up
The line is about chronic pain and suicidal ideation that comes with it. That is the line… thoughts of suicide. I wrote it after I wasn’t having problems with it anymore. When I could think about it more clearly than being so sunk in it. The line When the lightning lit Snaking the pain through…… Continue reading Poem: The line
I am currently at 16, 988 Description It is actually working out quite well for a rough draft. The main issue is keeping the tone of this character. I am used to rather lighter characters, but she is… not. And her baggage has baggage. I am currently procrastinating on a significant scene. This nano…… Continue reading Rift world: NaNoWriMo novel
Almost time for NaNoWriMo: Novel writing month in November. Writing is all about a soul yearning for a reality that doesn’t exist. It seems to me. And those realities have a certain pull to them over our own. Such a pull we have to write them down. Soul Yearnings My soul haunts a place, It…… Continue reading Poem: Soul yearning
Went on a little holiday in Banff along with about a 1000 other tourists since the park passes are free for Canada’s 150. So it was busy indeed. Nevertheless we enjoyed ourselves. Usually when we travel Alberta we hit Jasper. So Banff was new to us. Still have a preference for Jasper though. We checked…… Continue reading Vacation: Banff
I am the shyest writer around. I love to write. I love to have people read what I write as long as I have no idea who they are and they are far away from me. And I never communicate with them face-to-face. Because that is why I am a writer and not a singer.…… Continue reading The shyest writer around
So I have started writing for Wonder, which is a site I do recommend since you make $16 per brief you write for them. They have researchers that provide the research and you then write the brief. I am in training at this point, which clearly I need to be. The briefs have a specific…… Continue reading Wonder
My Fiverr profile. When I chose to try out Fiverr it was in fact because I have used it before for visual design. This is the cover for a novel I am working on that a Fiverr designer came up with for me: This is before I went to my pen name in fiction, of…… Continue reading My Fiverr experience
Word to the wise when writing for content sites, they run through copyscape. Which they should, of course. This is clearly important. So, yes, do that. But, here is a tidbit you might not know and I just found out, your sources may be flagged. I wrote an article and obviously inline linked my sources…… Continue reading Copyscape… that was a title, man
I have joined Fivver and my experience with them has been quite interesting. I enjoy the projects I have to work on. I have been getting good reviews, so far, knock on wood and all. I think it is a great approach for a writer like myself to put myself out there. So I thought,…… Continue reading Content sites for writers
Or that is what I feel like freelance writing lately. I feel like I am absorbing so much knowledge on so many different areas. It is fascinating. Someday soon I am going to have some really odd conversations from all these random facts I have been deep diving on. What I read tends to stick…… Continue reading I know all!
If you are an extrovert, you are lucky, in the sense that the world thinks extroverts are where it is at. You can socialize well, do business well, work well in public environments, have fewer issues with public speaking and so many other traits. And introverts are not extroverts. “If extroverts are assertive and enthusiastic…… Continue reading Rock your introverted self
After my previous post, you might gather a slight indication I am introverted. I am actually quite introverted but years of customer service experience has helped me develop my chit chat with people. One thing I didn’t mention is that I am very modest. Very shy about my accomplishments. I was at my friend’s house…… Continue reading So… what is that story about?
Written words, yes. Love writing. Verbally? Really depends. More awkward than anything would be what I would say. Introvert: I write better than I speak “We innies tend to write better than we speak. Words pour out effortlessly onto the page (or the computer screen nowadays). But in conversation, it can often feel like there’s…… Continue reading Writing vs speaking
Yep, another Valentine’s day is upon us. I’m not much for it, to be honest. Over commercialized. But my spouse is sweet and sentimental. He got me chocolates, candy, a dozen roses (some were white with blue tips, blue being my favorite color) and little monkey stuffy and a balloon. And he had some heart…… Continue reading Valentine’s Day… again?