2017 – A New Year and Better Year!

I haven’t posted here in a long time. Work gets in the way of my writing sometimes. While the Oil & Gas industry has been hit with hard times, I’ve been as busy as a one armed paperhanger (to q…

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My Halloween Addiction

Updated yard pics!  It took a while this year but it’s finished! It’s not as much as usual but most of it is completely different! Check out my Facebook Album!

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Like most people, I have my weakness, the monkey on my back; an addiction that I can’t cure, even if I wanted to try. If there were HA meetings, I’d have to go weekly, if not daily. But I’m not in …

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The End – It’s not really though . . .

I’m reaching the end of my book (finally) and I feel like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. I know very shortly I’ll be typing those two little words that all authors love to see.  But it’s not really the end.  I have to go back and do all my timeline checks and geographical setups.  I have to make sure that someone that died early on in the book isn’t still hanging out halfway through. (I’ve done that once already and it sucks; very time consuming to go back and replace all those names and adjust the scenes.) Then after all that I still have to go over the entire book again for editing; maybe two more times.  And I just know I’ll change or add stuff; probably add. I’ve never edited any of my stories and ended up with less words than started with. But the feeling of relief when you type The End that first time is memorable.  Since this will be my first full length novel (I’ve written a lot of short stories and a novella) for me it’s not really the end but a beginning as well.

Thoughts on writing ideas . . .

Stitched Smile Publications

I love the way being a writer makes you see things differently.  My husband had a horrible nightmare a couple weeks ago and instead of being sympathetic I pulled out my laptop and told him to give me all the details so I could turn it into a short story.  A week later I had a nice 2000 word story out of it.  Then a friend at work commented on the horrible nightmare she had the night before.  I sat down and listened to her then pulled out a pen and paper and asked her to tell it to me again.  She also agreed to let me write a story based on it. Still working on that one.

Sometimes it takes the most normal thing to make me want to write something.  We just came back from a 5-day cruise to Mexico and our stateroom was at the front of…

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