IWSG February: Book Covers

As the first Wednesday of the month, today is The Insecure Writer’s Support Group Day blog hop, a monthly blog hop over a decade old started by Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh, Sci-fi Author and Great Encourager. Each month, several volunteers step forward to help manage the hop, and this month, these intrepid writers andContinue reading “IWSG February: Book Covers”

End of the Month Monday

This isn’t one of my usual sorts of posts I’ve been working with the last few months. I wanted to take a moment and give thanks for all of January in my writing life. I have had many extraordinary events take place with my writing this month. I had a second-place award for my poemContinue reading “End of the Month Monday”

Life, Writing, Reading Watching, Listening, and Exhaustion: How to Keep Going When You Really Want to Sleep

Whew, that’s a long title, but hopefully it’s a good capture of what’s going on with my Fandom Friday this week. Due to wonderful life events: a daughter’s 24th birthday, wedding plans, a bit of wedding dress shopping for me, the Mother of the Bride (M.o.B. – I feel like there’s something about that beingContinue reading “Life, Writing, Reading Watching, Listening, and Exhaustion: How to Keep Going When You Really Want to Sleep”

Fandom Friday: Reading, Listening, and Watching

This is the post where I track my reading goal list for the year, recount movies/shows I’ve liked, and mention other fan enjoyments like music, art, or other eclectic things. Reading Books posted by the number in which they were read for the year (not just the week). 11. Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to ImaginativeContinue reading “Fandom Friday: Reading, Listening, and Watching”

2nd Place! And other News

I entered and won second place in the Lakewold Poetry in the Gardens Contest! I had hopes, but not that high, so I was pleasantly surprised and amazed to gain a second-place win. Celebrations will occur officially February 3rd-5th at the Lakewold Lit Fest Poetry in the Gardens Event in Lakewood, Washington. The event includesContinue reading “2nd Place! And other News”

Word and Story Hunter: Celebration, Revelry, and Jubilee

I admit, I was at a loss for words this week, especially which word to pick for this post. And then, I went to the mailbox and found a special envelope containing a contributor copy of the Winter 2023 Edition of 3rd Wednesday, which made me think it might be a good day to discussContinue reading “Word and Story Hunter: Celebration, Revelry, and Jubilee”

A Writer’s Book of Days Book Review

This is part of a series of posts for authors and writers, reviewing craft, writing, and inspirational books for authors. With 30 years of DIY reading and some writing classes behind me, I’ve read many, many books on writing. These are just the best of the best. I don’t plan to spend much, if anyContinue reading “A Writer’s Book of Days Book Review”

IWSG January 2023: Words of the Year and Book Celebration!

IWSG: Words of the Year Many thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh and all the co-hosts this month: Jemima Pett, Debs Carey, Kim Lajevardi, Sarah Foster, Natalie Aguirre, and T. Powell Coltrin! January 4 question – Do you have a word of the year? Is there one word that sums up what you need to work on or change in the comingContinue reading “IWSG January 2023: Words of the Year and Book Celebration!”

Invited!

Invitations can be wonderful, well-timed, expected, or unexpected. There are so many ways to feel when receiving an invitation. I was invited to take part in the Indie Author New Year’s Live Kickoff Blitz for 2023 by Katherine D. Graham. My first reaction: surprise. My second reaction: gladness. I hope this invitation today brings youContinue reading “Invited!”

Word and Story Hunter: Unhesitating

Word of the Day: UnhesitatingDefinition: Not hesitatingFound at Free Dictionary and Merriam WebsterIn a sentence: The firefighters responded to danger with unhesitating courage. Unhesitating isn’t a word I use often, despite taking on certain tasks with breakneck, unchecked enthusiasm. I came across it when I was working on my National Novel Writing Month challenge. It’sContinue reading “Word and Story Hunter: Unhesitating”