A bee flew into my mouth the other day. Maybe my sweet talk drew him in. I felt him tumbling over my tongue, searching for purchase on my palate. But I spit him out before he had the chance to stand or to sting. I couldn’t risk the prospect of adding any bite to my … Continue reading The bee
Over the course of a writer's life, I image that the amount of writing can ebb and flow like the tide. It's easy to fall into this trap. Life and responsibilities can easily take over even the most well-intentioned (but undisciplined) writer's life. Clearly, I'm talking about myself here. I've gone through periods of time … Continue reading a practice
I recently invited my friend and author C.S. Boyack, over at https://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com to do a guest post for his new book "Viral Blues." Craig is a talented author and blogger - his posts are often filled with good humor, snark, and fun, as well as great advice and ideas. Take it away, Craig! Thanks for … Continue reading Guest Post on Viral Blues by C.S. Boyack
Sometimes, I get embarrassed about things that have happened months (or years) ago. My brain conjures up an event and even now, sometime well past it on the space-time continuum, I cringe. Ugh. As a writer, I can see my past mistakes. I keep scores of notebooks and, believe it or not, I've had this … Continue reading past embarrassed
If words contain a kind of magic, then the right words hold an incredible power. Over the course of your life, you've no doubt felt it. Whether it was a song that captured your own struggle, a book that captured your heart, or someone expressing their love - you've felt the power of words before. … Continue reading Quotable: nothing good or bad…
I was asked a seemingly simple question - why do we write? We can look at this with cold logic and reply simply: we write to communicate, educate, or record. And that is quite true. Perhaps the real question is: why do writers write? It would be different for everyone. Some want to scare, thrill, or … Continue reading why do we write?
You'll roll your eyes at the mess of my hairbrush. I'll curse when you forget to lower the toilet seat. One night, we'll go to sleep still angry and upset. But in the morning, I'll wake up and - you'll be here, snoring softly into your pillow. And it won't be a rare treat. It … Continue reading granted
Facebook is the worst. Now, that’s true for many different reasons, but sometimes it can be good too. Like the other day, when it reminded me of a quote I posted several years ago - “Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that … Continue reading Quotable Thursday: “sometimes the bad things that happen…”
She said she wished he would give her closure... We've all been there. Sometimes, we think that the only way to heal is to have a conversation with the one who hurt us. And here is where I call out a big, giant, neon-lettered - BULLSHIT. There was a time when I too, wished for … Continue reading on closure
Well, it's been a very long time since I indulged in one of my favorite hobbies - romance novels and of course, posting delicious passages here in my scandalous mini-series known as Smutty Saturdays. You probably thought that I'd gone all legit and serious minded. Silly you. Though, in all honesty, I should do something about … Continue reading smutty Saturday returns!