When It Rains It Pours

Back in my previous post, 2018 Stumbles in Drunk and Disoriented, I mentioned that at the beginning of the year I had come down with a flu. I recently discovered that what I had gotten over was a mild case of pneumonia. Since then, my back has gone out on me, and I’m yet again Read More …

Short Stories, Artistic Process, and A New Goal

I’d like to do a shout out to my husband and best friend, Sean Chappell, and my good friend¬†Donna Stewart, who are not only very dear to me but are betareaders and fans of my work, too. Recently, they both helped me out regarding a short story I’ve been working on since last year, neither Read More …

Lessons Learned from Participating in NaNoWriMo 2016

Today, I’d like to talk about what I learned about myself and my process while¬†participating in NaNoWriMo 2016. Joining me today to help illustrate my points is a clown. I don’t know why he’s here, but he seems to want to be here, so let’s begin. 1. Planing to Write 50,000 Words Resulted in Writing Read More …

Day 24 of NaNoWriMo – My Last Day

When I first started NaNoWriMo, I was pretty confident that I’d be able to meet the minimum word count of 1,666 words per day. I imagined myself just going over the minimum maybe by a little, and plodding along, slow and steady wins the race. What I didn’t expect was to meet the challenge AND Read More …