healthy-lawnI know, you’re laughing at me. It’s the old adage,  “The grass is always greener on the other side.” For me, it’s true but not. For me, the grass is greener and it’s cleaner than it has at all over the past few months. But that’s more my personal thing than my writing thing. We’ll cover that too. Writing is also greener too. It’s getting cleaner as well. That’s what happens when you’ve got good people you can work with and bounce ideas when you need it. Which is why I can say– I like my green grass! It reminds me of growing up in Illinois and in North Carolina. The grass was always great to lay down on, allowing you to gaze into the sky while not worrying about killer fire ants like here in Florida. It’s also a sign to me that I’m happy. Things are growing, organizing themselves, and finally, things are simplifying even while complicated. I know that sounds crazy but work with me here– it works.  (more…)

I’m prepping for the last quarter of Row80. I’m also prepping for NaNoWriMo. Notice the panic. Lol. On the plus side, I’m taking two classes to help with Nano. One is a Nano prep class. The second is a class about Scrivener. I’m learning tons in both. These two classes will benefit me in my writing as well.
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I don’t often talk about my life outside of writing and being an author. There are reasons for that– most people wouldn’t be interested in that. But I am a football fan. So, I’m watching today in anticipation to see who will be in the Super Bowl. Though I’ve been a Patriot fan for a long time, I’ve lived in Florida for over a decade– so part of me wants the Ravens to win because Ray Lewis is from where I live currently. (Go Ray! Go Ray!) The 49ers have won– and I have many fond memories of them winning when I was younger. I admit, I enjoyed watching Montana and Jerry Rice play. They were just amazing to watch. I love football. I am still a Bears fan– they’re my hometown team– the team I grew up with– the team my core heart holds tight. Baseball–my beloved Cubs. Still adore my Red Sox, but the Cubs will still be number one. There is the belief by some that once they win the World Series, it’ll be the end of the world– I’m on the fence about this one. 

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Recently, I had a major epiphany which has impacted my writing production and quality. To many people, it’ll be a “duh” moment, while to others it might just be useful. When my mom died, it was the start of a major decent for me. I had been heading for a breakdown, but her passing hastened it. Something in me broke. It wasn’t something I asked for, in fact, I told the doctors I went to that they needed to find a way to fix it. My consistency and concentration was shot to hell. No longer could I sit for hours on end and write. In fact, I had a hard time being able to write and IM. (Can you hear the surprised gasps from people who know me well? Yes, I bet you can!) (more…)

Recently, I had a major epiphany which has impacted my writing production and quality. To many people, it’ll be a “duh” moment, while to others it might just be useful. When my mom died, it was the start of a major decent for me. I had been heading for a breakdown, but her passing hastened it. Something in me broke. It wasn’t something I asked for, in fact, I told the doctors I went to that they needed to find a way to fix it. My consistency and concentration was shot to hell. No longer could I sit for hours on end and write. In fact, I had a hard time being able to write and IM. (Can you hear the surprised gasps from people who know me well? Yes, I bet you can!) (more…)