This week I am super excited to have Pauline Jones as a guest poster. Going Pro with your Writingby Pauline Baird Jones Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead. ~Gene Fowler This is an exciting time to be a writer. It is hard… Continue reading Guest Post: Going Pro with Your Writing
This is how I remember first meeting Boba Fett. He was mysterious, dangerous and didn't back down from one of the meanest villains in any genre. It was love at first sight. Then came the prequels. The utter horror and dismay on my part as one of my all time favorite characters was reduced to… Continue reading Kill Me Softly
Some times we forget we are not alone. We trudge along, never lifting our heads to look around. Slogging through our daily lives we miss opportunities and chances to meet new friends. I'm learning to look around and see all the others slogging right along with me. It's refreshing and enlightening. It also makes me… Continue reading
Just when you think you have had a hard life, you meet someone who truly has and discover that you still have much to learn.
Driving to work the other day, I had the radio on. This is very normal as is my allowing scenes to flow through my head while listening to music. However what happened the other day took me by surprise. I know my novel is a bit dark with deep themes involving why we allow people to manipulate us into harming ourselves and motivations for such behavior, but watching my main character sacrifice himself brought me to tears. He is not an overtly sympathetic character but after living with him for so long, I love him like a child. He is a child. And to know that he will reach the point in his life where living is no longer an option troubles me greatly. I do not want him to die. Not by choice, not by violence, not by any means. I want his ending to be happy. Its not meant to be. I know that. I've always known that from the first instant he wandered into my psyche and took up residence. My only consolation is that his death is not without reason but I'm reluctant to continue writing because, as silly as it sounds, I don't want to lose him. Oh silly writer is silly, ne?
Sometimes you have to stop and take a step back and look at what is going on around you. Sometimes this means acknowledging things you would rather not, either about yourself or your situation. Seeing things as they truly are oftentimes means that action is needed on our part. Lying to ourselves is our greatest… Continue reading Burn Out
I found the above this morning while checking on my links from various places I try to promote Sorrow's Fall. I honestly don't know how to react to this. Brand new copies sell for $7.95 so why is a used copy being sold for so much. It's not like I'm well known or even up and… Continue reading Seriously? WTF?
Fangirls; fanatical young women who obsess over a current trend or celebrity. Often benign but can be volatile and prone to verbal hostilities if their 'fandom' is challenged. The more obsessed can even become physically violent if confronted.I have never been one to follow trends, in fact I tend to avoid all things mainstream as a matter… Continue reading Fangirls; fanat…
I Watched Avengers In 3D, But I Didn't Wanna. Makes the exact points my friends and I talked about. I paid $13 a person for myself and 8 of my friends to go with me. This included the price of the ticket and the glasses, which I sincerely wish they would refund upon surrendering them… Continue reading I Watched Avengers In 3D, But I Didn’t Wanna