January 2019 Word of the Month

As a child, the youngest of three and the only one to grow up after my father left the home, I was spoiled and cosseted by my mother to the point where she discouraged my sister from making me behave. By the time I got to high school, I had no study habits and no skills to stay on task. It’s been an issue throughout my life, in my sluggish academics and my problems finishing my novels. Continue reading “January 2019 Word of the Month”


Goals for 2019

In my last blog, I talked about things I wanted to accomplish like a dedicated 3-day work week as a writer and submitting my work to contests for feedback. And then I discussed a wider circle of wishes, for the planet and the people. This blog will focus on my goals as a writer. Continue reading “Goals for 2019”

Who’s Your Poodle?

I have a dog, a bunch of birds, and a couple feral cats. I walk with another dog owner. I meet with bird lovers every month. My Goddaughter has a sweet cat. I check out cat pictures on the internet. And I have friends who have horses, goats, aquarium fish, tortoises, snakes, and lizards. I know very few people who do not have pets of some kind. So if all my characters do not have pets, they seem less human, somehow. I mean, how many times have you seen something mentioned in the last two years about the only president to not have a dog? Continue reading “Who’s Your Poodle?”

My Writing Day

So many writers in the world have a lot going against them, yet they continue to write and to put out novels that entertain while making us think. I’m never going to write a book that requires deep thought since I don’t live in a war-torn country or suffer from disabilities or work a full-time job or even have small children to care for. I was a coward and gave up writing when my kids were younger. IT seemed the thing to do at the time. Continue reading “My Writing Day”