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    From the Desk of Amy – July Update

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  • feeling happy

    Feeling Happy

    It’s been a while since I’ve really been able to say that I am feeling happy. But here I am. Things are finally to the point where I can start new endeavours and continue with ones I’ve had going before. It’s been a long time since I’ve truly felt this way. I’m not going to say that life is perfect, but it isn’t dragging me down as hard as it has been the past while. I’ve had some news that worries me, but until I know more about it, I’m going to try not to worry obsessively over it all. I’ve also been letting go of things that actively hurt…

  • Like the phoenix rising

    Like the Phoenix Rising

    I know that I’ve said it before, but every time someone thinks that they’ve got me down, I end up bouncing back. It may look like I’m going down in flames, but, like that proverbial phoenix rising from the ashes, I am reborn, I come back better than before. Maybe I’m a T-1000? Watching what is going on in my life, I am learning to spot people who seem to think that they know me, when they’ve got a warped view of who I actually am from a third party, and usually a third party who decided that they didn’t like it when I started to advocate for myself and…

  • Writer's Block Is It Real

    Writer’s Block – Is It Real?

    I read something recently that said that writer’s block isn’t real. Unfortunately for those people who think it isn’t, it would seem that neurology says that it is. Yes, there can be multiple causes of what is broadly called writer’s block, but there seems to be a neurological basis for why writers stop writing. Right now I’m going through a bit of a bust cycle in writing. Doesn’t mean I’m not inspired. It just means that the ideas are staying in my head right now. Part of it is the stress factor that they mention. My creative drive is subsumed by other, more stressful, things in my brain (and my…

  • busy writing

    Busy Writing

    I’ve actually been writing, and that’s taken away from the time I’ve had to blog. Oopsie. I’ve also been busy reclaiming my time. It’s not a linear process, but it is happening, even if it is in fits and spurts. I’ve learned that making plans tends to be when things go sideways, so I try not to do that and have loose arrangements for things. Right now I’m debating taking you all back in time before pushing through the second book in the Rock & Roll Angel series. But I’ve been writing, and busy with it. It’s not on my computer or iPad, it’s old school, longhand on paper. It’s…