The Writing Life

…a literary journey

Tag Archives: fictional characters

Act Two & A Red Herring?

I just crossed the 22,000 word count on The Year of Gwendolyn Presley Flowers. Not at all where it should be, but that’s only because there were a few months … Continue reading

May 7, 2017 · 1 Comment

Writing short to write long…

You know the feeling you get when you learn how to do something you’ve tried to master since you were a kid? I have these files in my room – … Continue reading

February 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Official Book Cover Unveiling!

I’m excited today to unveil my cover for Oldsters! Wow – what a feeling it is to see this book through to completion. I can’t wait for everyone to head … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

We keep so many secrets, so many things we cast deep down inside of us – all to make it through the hours of the days of the weeks of the … Continue reading

January 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

What I’m left with turns out to be good enough

The great thing about life is you can change course when it feels necessary. Oh, maybe not the big things – like you hate where you live, but you don’t … Continue reading

January 2, 2017 · 2 Comments

2016 Goodreads Reading Challenge

I have been so lost in reading, my time spent here has been minimal…blame my competitiveness – not with anyone else, just myself. The first year I did the Goodreads … Continue reading

November 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Spark Ignites: A New Novel & Finding My Writer’s Voice

I stumbled upon my writer’s voice this week. You may assume that if one is a writer, then they must certainly know what their voice is. That couldn’t be further from … Continue reading

July 26, 2016 · 2 Comments