Category: writing

  • When Darkness Falls

    When Darkness Falls

    Enjoy another piece from my Embracing Darkness collection. There is so much light that it blinds me, burning my skin like the midday sun. It comforts me and wraps me in safety like a blanket of warmth. I grew in this light like evergreens feeding off the sun. Always there to pick me up when […]

  • For My Goddaughter on Her First Birthday

    For My Goddaughter on Her First Birthday

    The With Love collection is for the special people in my life. They say good things come in small packages, but your heart is forever growing. Your heart can hold immeasurable love and beauty. Your heart can keep you going when life tires you. Your heart can light your path when darkness falls. Your heart […]

  • Good Things Come to Those Who Wait!

    In writing, waiting can be good or bad depending on what point you’re at. If you’re waiting for that perfect idea to strike or for the “right” time to start writing that novel you keep talking about, then ask yourself if writing is really your thing. Sure, story ideas don’t magically come to everyone, but […]

  • Happy Caturday!

    What does this have to do with wiring? I hear you ask. Not much. Just me sharing my sometimes helpful, sometimes unhelpful writing assistants.  Let’s start with Tiger Lily, my first cat I had on my own. I got her two weeks after I moved into my flat, and the only reason I waited that […]

  • Whispers

    Whispers

    Check out more from my Embracing Darkness series. Through the cold abyss, Darkness whispers.  You’re weak. You don’t deserve friends. You lie.  You’re not good enough. You’re nothing. I cover my ears, hum a happy tune to drown it out.  They hurt you. Hurt them back. No. I won’t.   You’re a vengeful person. Go on, […]

  • Pondering Publishing Processes!

    I’m still deciding if I want to self-publish or go for traditional. My novel is one line edit away from finished (as best I can finish it anyway) and there are things I need in place if I choose self-publishing, and it doesn’t hurt to read up on all the ins and outs of the […]

  • Great Writing Advice!

    Read more. Read less. Get writing books and learn as much as possible. Plan and outline everything. Just sit down and write. Honestly, even the best writing advice doesn’t work for everyone.  People regularly ask about the best writing advice on the writing website I’m on. So many people jump in with great thoughts and […]

  • Chickpea Salad for a Hungry Writer!

    This is a nice filling salad for any season and super healthy.  Ingredients  1 jar or chickpeas (I use the whole jar, but for a side salad, use half or less) 1 large red pepper 1 pack of cherry tomatoes 2 sticks of celery Dressing 2 tbsp or olive oil 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar  […]

  • Figuring out My Social Media and Scheduling My Blog Posts!

    Not very exciting news, but I’ve decided to start posting every Saturday and sometimes on Wednesdays if I have a lot to say. But it’s part of my I keep dipping into future marketing ideas like playing about with quirky logos or getting back on Instagram. I forgot I even had an account. Then there’s […]

  • Plotting World Domination!

    I’m in plotting (well, re-plotting) my Starlighters novels. It’s going well, mostly. It has a beginning, a middle, and an end. But what I’m pondering it scene order.  I have already planned the POV carefully based on each scene. Now I have to decide the best order. Some things happen simultaneously in different POVs, and […]