One of the more illuminating (and entertaining) obstacles in my writing path lately was learning about tropes. I've known about tropes in a vague sort of way for a while, but set out to really understand them a few months back. I love taking expectations and turning them on their heads. I thought after I … Continue reading Tropes: I’m doing it wrong!
There is so much information available to us today. Facts and opinions, trends and data sets, paths and experiences laid out by others that are so tempting to follow. It's easy to become overwhelmed or even lost. Both in writing and RL, I've been digging my way deeper and deeper into rabbit holes of information … Continue reading When you become lost
I found this blog post that I wrote months ago in my drafts. I thought about moving past it without sharing, but I have a feeling it may resonate with some. If it helps even one person, it's worth putting out there. From May of 2018... I jokingly talk about "Cassland" as the imaginary place … Continue reading I am not mainstream.
Today is a new moon, so what better time to renew my blogging practice! This month's new moon is leading into the full moon that is sometimes called the Strong Sun moon. I'm going to use this time to focus on things I want to strengthen and grow as the moon waxes full. My writing, … Continue reading Strong Sun New Moon
After writing a post of almost a thousand words about why I haven't really blogged since last year, I finally hit on the epiphany I needed to write this one. The reason I do blog in the first place. Blogging is my favorite way to talk to myself. I know, that sounds weird. I interact … Continue reading Why I Blog
Hey, everybody! I'm super excited to be joining Katherine McIntyre, Julia Mills, and Gail Hart for a Paranormal PJ Party on Night Owl Romance's web site! The online chat will be happening on February 19 at 7:00 CST and there are giveaways! If you'd like to join in the fun, you'll need to sign up … Continue reading Paranormal PJ Party!
Not like in the "setting intentions" sense that I talked about last week. I'm talking word count words on a new WIP! And they are piling up quick. My stress levels seem to go down with each word I get out on the page. Maybe that's why I've racked up over 4000 words in three … Continue reading New Words are Happening!
They say spirits and demons can become trapped at crossroads. At least in the stories and legends. It turns out, so can writers. I have so many directions I could go at the moment that I haven't been able to set foot down any path. There's a feeling of importance hanging over me right now. … Continue reading Sitting at the Crossroads
For the better part of two years, I had an awesome word count to report at the end of most days. Thanks to playing along with the super-fun #authorconfession hashtag game on Twitter, I noticed that my word count had stalled out. This was strange and alarming. I went back through my planner to try … Continue reading When I Stopped Writing
I have missed you guys so much. Seriously. This last flu was brutal on my energy, even though the other symptoms were relatively mild. But I'm finally getting back on my feet and ready to get some writing done! And by that, I mean, I've already written two holiday specials for you 😉 Both will … Continue reading The Swing of Things