This year I am writing short stories for National Novel Writing Month. Short stories, not a novel. I wanted to sate the thirsty rebel dwelling under my skin. And not just some half-arsed stories, but four stories that are written, edited, and submitted. I’m on schedule with two stories down and two to go. What … Continue reading 2020 NaNoWriMo Update
I wrote a Halloween haiku every day for a week in anticipation of the haunty holiday. 7 autumn dewy websilken silver labyrinthtiny fangs tarry 6 fall weather welcomesdelicate chills like icyfingers on your neck 5 October howlingwinds strum bare willow brancheswerewolves howling too 4 ruby hourglassnestles moonlit poisonous pearlsa hundred eggs stir 3 dead, curled … Continue reading A Week of Halloween Haikus
This is a true story. Recently my sweet husband (SH) and I woke up as usual and had this conversation. SH: Good morning, dear wifey. Me: Morning, handsome. SH: I had an awesome dream last night. Me: Me, too! You first. SH: We were at the bakery, and you were buying up everything you could … Continue reading Normal Dreams vs. A Horror Writer’s Nightmares
I sold a short story to an anthology. My very first sale! And no, my mom didn’t buy it.:-) It’s a vampire story for a vampire anthology. I feel like dancing in the street. I feel like celebrating! Woohoo! There's a monetary contract and grownup stuff and everything. (Okay, it won’t make me rich and … Continue reading I Sold a Story, Woohoo!
I came upon this tag through the super cool author, blogger, and all around good guy, Rami Ungar. Thanks, Rami! Credit goes to The Long Voyage for the original version of this tag. Confession: I didn’t know what the Never Have I Ever drinking game was. I had to Google it. (Eye roll. I live … Continue reading Never Have I Ever, Writer Edition
1. How good are you at writing blurbs? How much zing can you deliver with a hundred-word hook? The Query Letter is sponsoring a blurb contest, free to enter, and with a 500 dollar prize. I’m definitely entering. I need the practice because I’m polishing my Witch of the Manor House pitch for Pitmad on … Continue reading 3 Non Sequiturs