On Wednesday, my writing group held its last session for the Spring term this year. The official feedback sessions are closed and most of us are getting ready to travel. Summer in Sweden always fascinates me. Everyone leaves! Everyone. It's like a weird horror movie. Homemade signs stuck in windows saying something like 'Closed until … Continue reading Summer is Here
I asked for a February do-over, but I don't think anyone heard me. You know what? It doesn't matter now, because February is gone. Good riddance! And take your germs and viruses with you! I better not get too excited or that meme I saw the other day with sunny skies on Tuesday and a blizzard … Continue reading Hello, March! I’m So Glad to See you.
It all began with a question. Or, a request. During my latest round of submissions, I ran across this: Include a short bio and describe your style. My style? I don't know my style. Themes, no problem. Genres, easy. But style? So I did what any respectable writer does when met with a question like … Continue reading I Write Like Who?
As part of my weekly writing schedule, one day a week I submit work to various literary magazines or online journals. I can honestly say that so far it's worked! Granted I've only been working off my new schedule for two weeks, but hey, it's a start =). I started my new writing schedule last week … Continue reading Rejection Rituals
On Thursdays I normally share random thoughts, objects or ideas I plan to use as writing inspiration or prompts. Last week Stockholm was a winter wonderland. This week? Well, let's just say I ran across Frosty the Snowman earlier. He's nothing but a puddle now. In fact, most of the fields around our home are giant … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts – Mud and Fingerprint Mazes
In our home, silly gets a good place. Somewhere between the hot water boiler and the computer. We've come to rely on it, fall back on it, pull it out when we're stressed and a number of other clichés I could fit in here. We're silly people, what can I say? So a typical dinner … Continue reading Imagine What An Alligator Would Do and Other Ways I Motivate Myself
On Thursdays I normally share random thoughts I plan to use as writing inspiration or prompts. Stockholm is still freezing, though today it's a mild -10 degrees. I've perfected the art of wearing two pairs of pants at the same time and I can now do at least thirty different tasks while wearing my gloves. If … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts – Graffiti and Bicycle Wheel Conspiracies
Today's post is a short one. I really just wanted to take the time to recap where I am on my writing projects. Flameborne -- The sequel to Ashborne. I gotta tell you, I'm loving this book. New plot twists. New challenges. Poor Joelle. The revision process is about halfway completed. It's taken longer than … Continue reading Writing Projects Update
Thursday Thoughts are back! On Thursdays I normally share random thoughts I plan to use as writing inspiration or prompts. Over the holidays, however, I took off for two weeks and spent that time focused on my family. The kids start school again tomorrow which means I guess it's back to work for me, too. And … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts -Teeth and Trains
It's time for THURSDAY THOUGHTS, where I share with you random thoughts I plan to use as writing inspiration or prompts. I'm loving these posts and the stories that are coming out of them! What typically happens is I write the post on Thursday and allow the thoughts to roll around in my head for a … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts – Crispy Bits and the Color Blue