Showing posts from January, 2015

How to Achieve My 2015 Plans

January is a good month to evaluate and re-evaluate.  I don’t know about you, but the cadence of falling snow helps me think.  Not that my mountain rural community has had much … yet.  Snow or no, I’ve never been one to make resolutions.  Deviating from convention, my system of doing things has always been a little different.  Even the process I use to write my books sways away from the norm. As I fill out this year’s calendar, I am finding that not everything I did last year will fit.  The things that I need to accomplish are taking me down a different path than the one on which I currently stand. 2015 Plans Read as much as possible.   I tend to read books that strike my fancy in cover and description.  The majority of the books I pick up are fantasy of some kind, but I like to read most genres.  What keeps me going to the very end are good, solid characters.  Without them, the plot is lost, and so I am. Have 3 books published.   Yes, I said three.  The

The Writing Process for a Blog Post

The blank screen beckons for words to fill it.  My fingers are poised above the keys.  They wait for that little spark of inspiration. Will it come? What about now? Maybe in fifteen minutes. Okay, let’s type this. Reread to see where I’m going. Wow, what a bunch of crap. Delete. Refill my teacup.  Take a few sips.  Fingers type some more.  Stare at the screen. Will this work? Let’s check Google for pretty pictures. Ooh, I still have tea in my cup.  Oh, it’s cold.  Chug it and pour warm tea from the pot. Well, this is more…  Who wants to read this? Delete. Eh, sick of this song.  I need some new music in my playlist. Hey, I can post this.  Save immediately. Check for typos. Laugh hysterically. Read aloud.  Find more typos. Copy.  Paste.  Preview. Change formatting.  Preview again. Looks good.  Publish. Secretly