I Don’t Know How to Feel

I sat down at my computer yesterday, trying to formulate some words about how I feel. There’s so much criticism in a person’s silence about the current issues were facing; the murder of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless others that have suffered the horrific an unjustified and untimely death. But, I want…

Joy

I was having a conversation about Joy on Sunday, and I made a promise to myself that I would start living for the joy in my life. I told myself that there was no excuse for me not to be happy, and that I could shape my happiness and joy any way I see fit….

Toni Morrison- The Source of Self-Regard

Memory (the deliberate act of remembering) is a form of willed creation. It is not an effort to find out the way it really was–that is research. The point is to dwell on the way it appeared and why it appeared in that particular way. – Toni Morrison, The Source of Self-Regard

#WhitWritesHerNovel: Draft #1 is Done

Six days overdue; however, I got my first draft edited on 1/6/2020. I must say, the sequel was not as bad as I imagined it would be. I can tell that I have improved in my writing, and am happy with the way the story flows thus far. I will start my first rewrite this…

How to Help Your Favorite Self-Published Author

Publishing a book is hard, tireless yet rewarding work. What’s even harder, more tireless but sometime less rewarding? Self-publishing. If you’re a self-publisher, it often times means that you are a one-man/woman show. You do your own marketing, advertising, networking, publishing, etc. so you are primarily depending on your ability to market yourself and your…

…But Why NOT Me?

Don’t be alarmed, but writers are probably the most modest, and criticizing group of people I know. Even me, 4-time published author, will sit here and criticize myself like I am the same second grade poet that would write these random pieces that meant everything but would be self-conscious that someone hates it; and that…

‘‘Twas the Night before NaNo….”

What are you preparing? Or, what are you finishing? What will have you gazing at a computer for endless hours in a day? What will have you in the suspect corner of a coffee shop or Barnes&Noble; headphones engaged and fingers on the home row? What goals have you set for yourself? Who’s your motivation?…

Nano Prep #1: WTH am I Going to Write About?

For most of you who know me, I’m sure I know the answer to this question: “Finish PWFII before we disown you.” And while I will be completing that task (in due time lol), I’m only about 5700 words shy of 50,000…not saying I am capping at that number, but typically for Nano, your goal…

Sometimes, Writing Sucks.

So, Let me be straight with all of you who love and adore me (lol). Writing sucks. There, I said it. This does not negate my overall passion for writing, because if I had my choice, I’d be on an island, in a beach house with the largest porch, at my writing desk, and listening…