Wednesday, May 1, 2019

#IWSG : The Reading Miracle

It's Wednesday, May 1st already! That means it's Insecure Writer's Support Group Day. If you'd like to join our writing community in sharing the ups and downs at this monthly event, go HERE

Thank you to Alex Cavanaugh and his co-hosts this month for making this all go so smoothly: Lee Lowery, Juneta Key, Yvonne Ventresca, and T. Powell Coltrin! 

The optional question for May 1: What was an early experience where you learned that language had power?

As a young reader or student, I never had that epiphany about language and power (as an adult, certainly, many times). However, had I been able to break it down as a child and recognize the power of words intellectually, it would have been when I discovered the school library. We got to visit twice per week and check out books. FOR FREE! And that impacted the rest of my life.

The gift of reading has been a true miracle! 

How has the power of words and language impacted your life? 


Speaking of miracles...
My first self-published release in 5 years will be out this month:

A Scandal in Boohemia
Indigo Eady can’t live on ramen noodles forever…
She jumps on the first job offered. All she has to do is work undercover at Sabrina Shores Theatre, find a ghost thief, and cross him over. Easy peasy, right? Until an actor is murdered and Indigo’s fingerprints are all over the pistol like ink on a Rorschach test.
Forced to dust off her rusty sleuthing skills to clear herself, Indigo enlists the help of her ghost friend Franny and her hunky ex-boyfriend Badger to help solve the crime. Now, how to keep her investigation from the handsome inspector?
Indigo Eady is a reluctant ghost whisperer, but she’s grown quite attached to Franny Bishop, a former Victorian ghost madam of some repute. Franny’s afterlife makes Indigo’s life look like she has one foot in the grave. Much to Indigo’s chagrin, Franny is determined to find her a man. After all, there are plenty of handsome men around ripe for the picking, and Franny’s an expert. In the meantime, Indigo and Franny have murders to solve.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

#IWSG and the Final Chapter Wish

It's Insecure Writer's Support Group Day! If you'd like to join go HERE. 

Thanks to Alex Cavanaugh and this month's co-hosts for making this event happen: J.H. Moncrieff, Natalie Aguirre, Patsy Collins, and Chemist Ken. 

Optional question: If you could use a wish to help you write just ONE scene/chapter of your book, which one would it be?

Optional answer (LOL): I'd use my wish to write the last chapter of my novel.  I  never know how to end a book! It's like ending an awkward phone conversation after a long pause, right before you say, "Well...bye."

What I want the final chapter to be is fun and clever and full of hope and satisfaction. Heh. Yeah, all of that. LOL. 

What would you use your writing wish for?

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

IWSG: Perspective and an Editing Bye

Hey Everyone!

It's Insecure Writer's Support Group Day! If you'd like to join, go HERE!

Thank you to our host, Alex Cavanaugh, and his co-hosts this month for making sure this event goes smoothly: Fundy Blue, Beverly Stowe McClure, Erika Beebe, and Lisa Buie-Collard!

I'll be taking a bye this month as I'm neck deep in edits for A Scandal in Boohemia with a looming editorial deadline.  

Please visit the other participants at the link above.

Many Blessings 
Happy Writing!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

#IWSG and the #Creative Life

The first Wednesday of the month means it's Insecure Writer's Support Group Day! If you want to sign up, go HERE

The awesome co-hosts for this month's posting is: Raimey Gallant, Natalie Aguirre, CV Grehan, and Michelle Wallace! 

And of course, thanks to our host, Alex Cavanaugh! 

This month's optional question is: Besides writing what other creative outlets do you have?

Although I don’t have time for other creative  endeavors right now, I do really enjoy pottery throwing (it’s been years) and photography.

And speaking of creativity… 

Did you know that in numerology, 2019 is an auspicious year? It's a Universal 3 year (2019=2+0+1+9=12 and 1+2=3), and according to what I've read, it's all about creativity, abundance, building, organizing, new ideas and transforming. Whatever we set our hearts on and work toward will come to pass! 

I don’t know much about numerology, but the positivity of this message is something I can get behind. So this is the energy I've taken into the new year. I've started writing again. I finished a book I started two years ago, and a short story that has been tucked away. I have a lot of work to do before I can call these works ready, but I feel energized and hopeful. 

What are your other creative endeavors? 

What  are your thoughts on numerology?

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

#IWSG Pause For Thought

It's the first Insecure Writer's Support Group post of the year. This is where writers post their thoughts, doubts and fears about the writing life, as well as offer experience, advice and support to fellow writers. If you'd like to join, go HERE

Thank you to our host, Alex Cavanaugh, and this month's awesome co-hosts: Patricia Lynne, Lisa Buie-Collard, Kim Lajevardi, and Fundy Blue!

The optional question this month is: What are your favorite and least favorite questions people ask you about your writing?

My least favorite question is: "What do you write?" 

I write lighthearted cozy paranormal mysteries. I'm not writing the next great American novel, or an epic thriller, or anything literary or earth-shattering that touches on the myriad social issues facing the world. I don't have a message to give or a lesson to teach. 

So I my real issue with the question is that I think I should be writing about something more important. 


Does the genre you write ever give you pause for thought?

What is your least and/or most favorite question you're asked as a writer? Why?