Broken Up

It happened. My oldest is suffering their first heartbreak. The fledgling relationship they were in came to an end a few weeks ago. All the sad signs have ensued. They’ve slipped up in school, spending all their time in their rooms listening to music, mooning around and lashing out at us. They finally admitted theContinue reading “Broken Up”

Writing Series: Chapter 1

There are those writers who map out to the paragraph how the book will play out. They plot and outline and carve chapters. I’m not one of them. As I’ve said, most of my books have been fly by the seat of my pants. That cavalier attitude has worked out sometimes and not so muchContinue reading “Writing Series: Chapter 1”

Happy Halloween

Be careful in da streets tonight. Well I made a video but WordPress is not my friend right now and won’t let me upload it. So here’s a picture for now. I’ll try to put the video here later. I started with some BB cream on to project my skin. These are the photos IContinue reading “Happy Halloween”

The Aviation

I have to say cocktail Friday’s has very quickly become a favorite past time. I like how pretty this one is. So thumbs up on this one. It’s yum! The Aviation 2 part Gin 1 part Lemon juice Dash Maraschino juice 1 part Creme de Violette 1/2 part Simple Syrup (just plain simple not theContinue reading “The Aviation”

Identity

You may remember my youngest is a crazy Pokemon fan. Like crazy. I’ve been subject to a number of Pokemon lectures, impromptu quizzes and shamings for my lack of knowledge. So for Halloween this child wanted to go as Mimikyu. Like many Pokemon this one is not just one gender. The only costume we couldContinue reading “Identity”

Sharing Is Caring

I’m rounding the corner on my Social Media (SM) detox. I started a few weeks ago and 30 days comes next week. I’m struggling with when or if I come back. It wasn’t hard giving up FB. I rarely go on there. Twitter was harder because it’s my news feed. But Writer Twitter had becomeContinue reading “Sharing Is Caring”

The Writing Series: This Was Edited?

We’ve all been there. Reading a book and in your novice, unrecognized, author genius you’re thinking – ‘this was edited?’. More so ‘this got published?’. It’s particularly egregious in my home genre of Romance. I’ve read plenty romance novels thinking WTH?! I know it’s romance and the bar is low but good god, we canContinue reading “The Writing Series: This Was Edited?”

The Writing Series: En Inglés Por Favor

I learned how to write cockney for this book. I was pretty proud of myself. I don’t know why. This is how I waste time sometimes, teaching myself a new dialect. I say it was a waste of time because one of the first things my editor said was get rid of it. Well, getContinue reading “The Writing Series: En Inglés Por Favor”