• 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…

  • A Uniquely Portable Magic

    Books are a uniquely portable magic Stephen King Stephen King had it right. Books are very much form of uniquely portable magic. They can transport us to places we’ve never been, to places that don’t exist, that our imagination can just begin to see. That would make writers the magicians. And while in reality, magic is misdirection and sleight of hand, writers create something out of nothing. An idea, a dream, becomes a reality on the page. I’ve been returning to writing. It’s not easy with the full-time job of being Mom to a kiddo who seems to be nuclear powered. I wouldn’t trade her for the world, mind, but…

  • Torn To Shreds

    So, I’m working on the second book. My hands are full with so much right now that I’m amazed I have time to type this out. Of course, I listen to music as I write, and this song kept coming up when I wrote the first bit of the first draft. It felt then, and feels now, like a good summation of the main character’s feelings. It’s also how I have felt in writing. People who claim to have had good motives end up tearing me to shreds. Despite what might be said, I am a resilient person (my doctor says so 😉 ). It is sometimes so hard to…

  • Rediscovery

    I’ve been holding off on writing a new entry for a while. I just couldn’t find anything to say. And what I could find to say, really, didn’t warrant being said. Until something happened that forced me onto a journey. A journey of rediscovery. I was really down when it came to my writing (amongst other things). I can remember a time when I really felt that I had something special to share with the world. That has felt like a lifetime ago. For me, writing became a heinous job, that I didn’t want to deal with. You might ask why? I’ve been through a lot in the last five…

  • So Many Ideas, So Little Time

    It seems like it’s that time of year. I swear this is when I die by the attack of the plot bunnies. I get tons of ideas, but so little time to work on them. Thankfully, that’s what I keep little notebooks around for. Also, see Evernote. Other than that, life has kept me busy, so I’ve not had a lot of time to get pen to paper and get any traction on my writing. I am getting better both mentally and physically, and maybe soon I’ll talk more about that journey. The other big thing that I’ve been up to is revamping my book page here. It’s still a…