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”
Some decades ago, I wrote a Regency Christmas story the appeared in the print version of my RWA chapter newsletter. I’d like to share it with you over the next three posts. Enjoy! Continue reading “A Star in the East Part One”
As an experienced writer, I have encountered all the fun things my brain does to me. Writer’s block, lack of inspiration, Fear of Success, Writing characters into a corner, and the ever popular 4,000 Stories all want to be written now! Continue reading “The Games Writers Play”
Itis is the first medical term I learned the meaning of. Simply, it’s a suffix to indicate the previously mentioned item is inflamed. Medical terms come from either Greek or Latin and in this case, it’s Greek. The reason I had my tonsils removed when I was two years old is that I had frequent bouts of tonsillitis. Continue reading “Writer-Itis”
Some writers are lucky enough to be able to wear clothes like their characters wear. Contemporary, historical, fantasy, or speculative, they can just do it and be happy with the image they show off. As it’s the start of the costume season (actually, this season never truly ends) let’s take a look at the things I might wear if I were not above average in sizes. Continue reading “Costume Season”
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?”
September was a great month for my local chapter of Romance Writers of America. We had the pleasure of listening to Maggie Marr who has one of those bios I love because it’s funny and sharp. And she’s a Hollywood Insider. I get goosebumps just thinking about it. She probably knows Brad and Johnny and Leo and George. Sigh. Continue reading “Hollywood Calling! Part One”