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Convention Time: ReaderCon Musings

Convention Time: ReaderCon Musings

What makes a good writers’ convention? I’ve thought about this a lot lately. Last weekend I attended my fourth ReaderCon in five years. Thanks to demands of the day job, I couldn’t leave until Friday night. But everything starts Thursday […]

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6 Month Writing Plan Update

6 Month Writing Plan Update

Back in the beginning of the year, I realized I needed to shake things up as far as organizing and tracking my creative output. This was all in conjunction with my goal of writing fiction at least three days a […]

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Failing Upward; or, Don’t Give Up

Failing Upward; or, Don’t Give Up

Anytime you take a chance, you run the risk of failing. Otherwise, where are the stakes? The adventure? I had to cancel my workshop over the weekend because life happened to everyone who’d given me definites. Funny how that happens. […]

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An Old Irritation

An Old Irritation

Once again I find myself narrowing my eyes—at myself—and wondering why I am the way I am. What way is that? Able to focus, produce, and excel as long as I’m hitting someone else’s deadlines and expectations. Returning to the […]

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2017 Goals: Second Check-In

2017 Goals: Second Check-In

This month’s check-in is going to be a bit different for me after all the momentum with my first check-in. When I wrote out my goals in January I had no idea that I’d be enrolling in online courses. When […]

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Conference Ruminations from an Intermediate Writer

Conference Ruminations from an Intermediate Writer

When Words Collide is only a couple of months away and I am trying to be extra prepared since I know I’ll be busy with coursework when that weekend rolls around. My vacation from work, which I normally plan around the […]

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