The Importance of Health

You can’t go out, you can’t meet up with other writers or your critique group. How do you stay sane and healthy? First of all, realize that not going out is keeping you healthy. That’s the whole reason for the social distancing. Now that you are safely inside and having groceries delivered and keeping your house and yourself clean, clean, clean, let’s look at the other parts of your life that need help. Continue reading “The Importance of Health”

Isolation Reads

I’m getting a little bit more reading done these days but certainly watching more movies. Zombie Land followed by Shakespeare in Love, then Deadpool 1 & 2, finishing up with The Martian. This might be a good time to watch a long series. But are you stuck at home with no Netflix and no new books to read? Most public libraries have ebook lending processes. Check it out. And maybe read a few of these great plague books. Continue reading “Isolation Reads”

March Tweet What You Read

This whole staying home thing has some problems that I am working out. The first one is that my beloved husband is home and I need to make him aware of the times when I am writing so he doesn’t start reading things off the internet to me. Another is making sure I have enough birdseed to last a while. Luckily the pet stores are open for a short time every day. And certain birds are sure that since both humans are home, we will want to have them out with us. But the best thing is that, as soon as all the cages are cleaned, everyone has fresh food and water, and all my writing deadlines are met, there’s time to read. Continue reading “March Tweet What You Read”

Adjust Sprint Time to Suit You

When I was a young and inexperienced writer, in January, and before the world went daft, I would always try to sprint for an hour. I’ve talked about sprinting enough that I hope I don’t have to explain it again. But I will. In case you are a new fan, and by the way, thank you to everyone who has decided to follow my blog. So nice to know I am not talking to myself all the time. Continue reading “Adjust Sprint Time to Suit You”

Irish Eyes Were Not Always Smiling

Let’s get this part over with. Saint Patrick wasn’t Irish. St. Pat’s Day is a Holy Day in Ireland. Only in America do people drink green beer and wear Kiss Me, I’m Irish! shirts. Americans made St. Paddy’s Day the drunken orgy it has become. That’s not what this post is about it. And yes, I am Irish. So this means a lot to me. Continue reading “Irish Eyes Were Not Always Smiling”

Writers Need Books to Read

Many well known and well-paid authors tell beginner writers to read whenever you can’t write. The reason is, reading will expose you to more ideas, more styles of writing, and a lot of great fiction. Even non-fiction can be useful and if it fits into the research you need to do for your novel, that’s a win-win. Continue reading “Writers Need Books to Read”