The first week of July has passed. I have written some on my work in progress. I am under-motivated due to the heat and the sick dog and the general stuff I need to do but never see to get to. Argh. So I have begun some affirmations and meditations which some people call prayer. Whatever works, I hope you will find something of worth in this spirit-lifting recital. Continue reading “A Writer’s Prayer”
“I do declare,” said Scarlet O’Hara of Tara. And then she went on to say things that no one remembers, but everyone remembers “I do declare!” Having just slipped past Independence Day, I thought I would delve into the word, Declaration. Continue reading “July Word of the Month: Declaration”
As a child, I attended Catholic school. One of the nuns who taught me said we should never participate in April Fool’s pranks because the Romans started it when they made fun of Jesus on his way to the cross. I took it as true in those days, but recently I thought maybe I should check it out. Did Snopes go back that far? Continue reading “April Fool’s History”
Looking back at 2017, the word muddle came instantly to mind. From Dictionary.com:
verb (used with object), muddled, muddling.
1. to mix up in a confused or bungling manner; jumble.
2. to cause to become mentally confused.
3. to cause to become confused or stupid with or as if with an intoxicating drink.
4. to make muddy or turbid, as water. Continue reading “January Word of the Month — Muddle”
NaNo is the abbreviation many writers use for NaNoWriMo, which in itself is an abbreviation for National Novel Writing Month. November is the month the organizers picked to set a goal of 50,000 words in 30 days. The first few times I tried this, I failed miserably. Then, in 2016, I did it! I cranked out 50k terrible words on a single story. I subsequently edited, had beta readers review, and pitched the story. I submitted it and got an email saying what they would like to see improved and reminding me I could resubmit it in October. Continue reading “Do You NaNo?”
This subject comes up frequently for authors, I would expect. Recently I went to Goodreads without realizing I was there as Roxanna Haley, not D.L. Hungerford. Later I got an email telling me I was now friends with Roxanna. Really? Because that chick owes me money! Continue reading “Split Personality”