Category: Writing

  • Antlers, crafting and names, oh my!

    Hi there! February always seems to go fast, aside from it being the shortest month, and this one has been no exception. I’ve also been super busy with too many projects all at once. Ever have that trouble? Plus, I’m wondering if you can give me a hand. It’s easy, I just need names! More…

  • The New Conflict Thesaurus Silver Edition Writing Guide Is Here!

    I always get a bit excited when a book I’m waiting for releases, so it’s great to finally share that The Conflict Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Obstacles, Adversaries, and Inner Struggle (Vol. 2) is now out! This SILVER EDITION is the twin of the GOLD EDITION, and continues to explore all the ways we…

  • The Agony of “Almost There”

    You know when you stand at the base of something big, and you’re prepared to start, like a trek up your own personal mountain? You probably prepared to get there. You’ve done the work ahead of time. And there’s a certain energy and excitement about getting started. Nothing like the agony of when you were…

  • Finding Joy Amidst the January Blahs

    We are well into the January and mid-winter “Blechs,” aren’t we? I think this year it’s feeling worse for probably almost all of us since there’s the usual dull-dark of January – especially if, like me, you live in the northern hemisphere with snow and generally less light and sun at this time of year…

  • We made it!

    Well, we made it to December and the end of the year – hooray!! While this year may not have had quite the sticker-shock that 2020 did, I still wouldn’t give it a five star rating, would you? Sometimes that’s made it a lot harder to see the magic and humor in our world. But…

  • Can you believe it’s November??

    Can you believe that it’s almost December? I’m having a hard time even considering it – or that the year is almost over. Yet on Monday we received a big reminder of what time of year it is: SNOW! And yes, it deserves excess capitals because there was a lot of it! For the most…

  • Welcome Shade for Love!

    Yay! I can finally say that the Shades are really out in the world. 🙂 l This series has been a long time coming. If you’ve been around for awhile, you might have seen promises of the Shades of Beckwell back in 2019. Which was when it would have appeared, except… life. I am definitely…

  • The Shades Series is finally here!

    With the release of the novella Trolled today, the Shades of Beckwell series has finally entered the world! Just why is this so exciting you ask? Well (and here, picturing me looking a bit sheepish), the series was supposed to come out back in 2019. But, for lots of reasons (among them burnout) that didn’t…

  • Cages

    How often have you experienced the kind of overwhelm that comes from feeling that there are so many things you “should” be doing, and that list is so long, you end up paralyzed and end up doing nothing? I recently finished reading Untamed by Glennon Doyle. She talks about how the cages that society creates…

  • Update for September 2019 (aka: not dead!)

    What a title, huh? Same goes for the pig. I like his face, and I otherwise have no idea what to include – this is somewhat indicative of my current state of mind, lol! So, yes, I seemed to have fallen off the proverbial blogging cart again. But I have lots of reasons, fantastic ones,…