Since I’m On Fire…


I have hit a bit of a snag in trusting the intentions of my story. Why? Because the character that died on me last night… I saw it coming from a mile away.

So many story lines I figure out before I hit the halfway mark. If I am lucky, I am not certain for the first third of the story. Finding a way to tell the story, giving hints but keeping the end result at least a bit of a mystery, is a major goal for me.

With that thought in mind, I turn to you.  What is the best plot twist you have ever seen?

Why did it stick with you?

I have only had a few books completely blindside me in the end over the last ten to fifteen years, which is okay. I just really like to see an author surprise me with an ending that truly makes sense and makes me want to re-read their book.

Hope the year is treating you all well!

Good morning, goodnight wherever you are!


Bloody Hell…

Baaahhh…ok… So this is not going to be one of those peaceful moments, but it is not life or death… well, in reality at least.

The writers did it again. Yet another character that I value was killed off. What do these writers think they are? God? Just because I am kicking around the idea of how to keep the tension going in my story, and who is going to suffer the same, or at least a similar, fate, doesn’t mean my peace of mind can be messed with again!

Yup. You got it. I am selfish and demandy right now… but… you know what I mean.

So… on another note… The one thing that keeps me circling the PTS train…mmm… bus… has risen to the forefront again. No sooner did I get my rant out and the story turned to a similar path that I want to do. For at least the third time in three days no less.

I NEED to break free somehow and start my idea. Community based anxiety management through hands on activities – creative outlets. They really do go a long way.

And with that in mind… anyone else getting signals that cannot be ignored?

Want to join my crusade for getting on with a new tangent in life?… ok… Tangent is not the best word, but you get the right idea…



Personal outlets, or messages you receiving?

Well. I look forward to hearing or sharing more. After all, sharing even with a few is better than keeping it all to myself. Right?

Have a glorious week, people.

Good morning, good night wherever you are!


Happy New Year!

2018 has officially come to pass. For some reason I am excited for 2019 more than usual. I had a great time in the midst of all the drama and daily happenings of life. After all, I got to write. How could I be anything other than thrilled?

I lost a furry friend… and I swear he had a meeting with the one I adopted a month later. She’s as hyper as he was… oy.

I have set traditional oil painting aside and started playing with spray paints.

I have attempted to stitch, and bead, and sketch, but I keep coming back here. Sometimes its to simply get my word count in for the day. Sometimes it is to redraft a piece I’ve written before, and others it is to fill in gaps and keep the pieces flowing.

Over the course of the last 10 days I’ve drafted over 15,000 words for the new class (two chapters were reworded but others I made up as my fingers hit the keys), and the next 8 chapters, may be as much as 10 will be turned in by March 3rd. Then the easy part will be over. I will have a new degree completed, but I will be responsible for maintaining my schedule from that point on. I have a clearer view of where I will be by the end of book 1, and yet there is so much to write before I get there. Whew!

Okay. Here is step 1 – Do not psych yourself out before you get started.

2 – Go with the flow and have fun!

3 – Enjoy the ride! (… alright, that’s the same thing but I like the words…)

So… with that thought in mind. What’s your goal for 2019? I say we celebrate every success we have and claim them as they come.

Here’s to a new chapter in our lives!

Good morning, good night everyone!

Happy New Year!