• written things

    Things I’ve Not Written On The Page…

    It’s been a long time since I sat down and actually written something for the blog on the site.  Since my dog passed away, I have been doing a lot of soul searching, and trying to decide where I should be going next, what I should be doing.  My heart was shattered by the loss of that small, fuzzy, loving dog. More than I care to admit most days. With that happening and the fact that my father is still being treated for cancer, well, my heart is still hurting and it’s hard to focus some days.  Introspection can be a double edged sword, and I am definitely working on…

  • Attack of the PlotBunny

    A plot bunny is a story idea that refuses to go away until it is written. The term’s origin is unknown but is known to predate NaNoWriMo. Because plot bunnies tend to multiply quickly, the term is thought to be related to the oft-quoted John Steinbeck quote about ideas and rabbits. Wikiwrimo – PlotBunny Plotbunnies are evil little creatures. They look all innocent and all of a sudden, where you had one idea, you now have twenty. They also attack without warning. You’ll be listening to your favourite podcast or song and boom idea. And it won’t go away until it is written. I remember a tradpub author going off…

  • A Blank Page

    “Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can.” Douglas Pagels I’ve been away from writing here for a while. A part of it was the fact that I’ve been dealing with three people (myself included) who have had the worst cold I’ve seen in a while. That, thankfully, is almost done its course and things are finally getting back on track. If you follow my parenting adventures over at Shiny Mommy, you’ll know that my daughter was just diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. The other reason why…