Sometimes the story won’t leave me alone until I’ve come to a stopping point.

It nags at my sleepy mind until I sit up, wake up my laptop, and type until I can no longer remain upright.  When I fall heavily back onto my pillow several hours later, my thoughts are slower, my brain emptied and ready for sleep.


Seven Devils: A Writing Prompted Short Story

Using a prompt from a writing group I’m a member of on DeviantArt, I created a short story.  As usual, I don’t know where this came from, but there you have it.  I should probably add a content warning, as well.  It might be triggering on these topics: self-harm and suicide.  You can find it here: Seven Devils.

Note: I have not edited this.  I finished it today, and I wanted to post it before the prompt’s deadline.  However, I would appreciate feedback on it, if you have any.  What works in the story?  What doesn’t?  Does it leave you with any questions?  Does it leave you confused?  Why or why not?  Any feedback you have for me would be greatly appreciated.
Possible Trigger Warnings: Suicide, Cutting, Blood
This is a writing prompt care of :iconlive-love-write:.
Thank you for reading, and have a lovely day!


Ender’s Game is one of my favorite books from high school.

The movie looks pretty rad.

I love Harrison Ford.

I like shiny things and smart science-fiction.

And yet, I’m not going to go see Ender’s Game.

Orson Scott Card has toxic politics shot through with not merely a thread but a full-on threaded steel cable of bigotry and ignorance. And so, I’m gonna boycott the film…

This article sums up my personal feelings on this issue quite well.  Continue reading here.

NaNoWriMo: Day 20

Written Today:  1,041
Current Total:  44,172

Well, I have begun writing scenes again.  This is a good sign, I think, even if it’s for another book.  Yea, I’ve given up fighting it, at this point.  If scenes are going to crawl out through my fingers, fully formed, I am not going to stop them.  Work continues, on three different novels.  I’ll be honest, I thought it was going to be harder to keep that many stories straight in my head, but they’re different enough that it seems not to be a problem, at the moment.  We’ll see what happens.

This update is quite short, I know, but I’m exhausted and I used the last of my energy to write that tidy, little word count up there.  So, I am calling it a night.  As always, thank you for reading, and may you have a lovely evening.

The Writing Books On Which This Budding Author Depends

The Writing Books On Which This Budding Author Depends

It must be said that I have a pretty extensive library of books, and I’ve begun to add literary magazines to the shelves now, as well. A good part of this library includes books on writing, on editing, on reading like a writer, and those full of writing exercises that keep me from falling prey to the boredom-born monster who goes by the name of Writer’s Block.

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NaNoWriMo: Technical Difficulties

Due to a major arthritis flair-up in my right hand and wrist joints, I only wrote 904 words Thursday and none at all yesterday.  It’s still pretty uncomfortable right now, but today is Saturday and it is officially NaNoThon so I’m going to do some writing!  I plan to catch up and surpass the word count I should be at for today if I have to take double my arthritis pain meds to do it.  That sounds bad actually.  I think I’ll just suffer through the pain, keep writing, and make my word count that way – probably with lots of breaks.  Wish me luck?

Additionally, there are 4 days remaining before the fund-raising challenge is over, and I’m still only halfway to the goal!  So if you want your name or a name of your choosing to be featured in my novel, please donate!  (Click here for more details.)  I’m also not above taking pledges for word count goals: perhaps something like a penny a word?  That seems reasonable.

My current word count is 10,425.  I’ll update later on with my progress.

Good luck to everyone out there who’s currently working toward a creative endeavour.  You are all brilliant!  Thanks for reading, and have a lovely day!

Thanks to some phenominally generous donors, I’m almost halfway to my fundraising goal!

I haven’t quite reached my goal yet, though!  So please continue to donate.  Every little bit helps, from $1 to $100, I’m grateful for every single donation.

PS: If you attach your email to your donation, I’ll send you a handwritten card as a thank you.  You know you want to… I even use stickers and different colored inks to write them.  ^-^