If only the writing life came with a decoder ring…
Are you a plotter or a pantser? Which POV do you prefer? Do you use more than one POV character? You don’t head-hop, do you? If you’re writing a series, does your character arc span each book or the entire timeline? What about prologues? Do you like chapter cliffhangers? Do you use crit partners? How…
Not quite as ferocious as Zuul perhaps, but still…those gatekeepers!
Gatekeepers are – by definition, I suppose – intimidating individuals. How else could they keep out the riff-raff? In the writing world, those obstacles take on the form of agents, editors, and publishers…all with the goal of assuring quality publications for the literary world. At least that’s what we hope. But if you’re a writer…
Eight of Cups
Eight of Cups: moving on realizing the current cycle is over abandoning a hopeless situation disentangling yourself starting on a trip of unknown length letting go finishing up and walking away Almost one year ago (February 5, 2018, to be exact), I began blogging about the “Parallel Journey” I found myself on and musing on the…
A detour into cyberland
Being married to an uber-geek who teaches cybersecurity means I have lots of discussions about, well, cybersecurity – specifically Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT). It’s great fodder for my crime novels, and a new series I’m working on features a female hacker (think a kinder Lisbeth Salander). But much of it…
Light and refreshing, with a bit of a kick
We talked art and music and creativity. We shared literary inspired cocktails…and were serenaded by a barbershop quartet.
My 2018 summed up in two words: Unrealistic expectations
I learned that my expectations of myself and of those around me are often sadly misaligned with reality.