Finding the Silver Lining

One of the things I learned early in my writing journey is to avoid going crazy, to stave off paranoia, you have to find the silver lining. It’s a matter of changing your perspective and digging deeper than the surface. Below you’ll find six of the most helpful things I’ve learned in my decade of…

Caribbean Brews

In January, the hubs and I went on a work related vendor trip. It’s an annual trip and this year we went on an eight-day cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas. We hit St. Kitts, St. Thomas and Nassau. The cruise was fun, but my favorite part of the trip was trying the…

Small Victories Friday

We’re launching a new feature here on the TI blog – Small Victories Friday. We all have the propensity for focusing on the negative. Sometimes it’s introspection, sometimes it depression. Sometimes we’re just having a shitty week and it feels like it’s all piling on at once. Small Victories Friday is a reminder to look…

WIPs and Favorite Genres

I’m starting a new WIP. I decided it was time – after a hiatus to edit an old Urban Fantasy, and a December spent on cleaning up my NaNo – to go back to my roots and write some fluffy new adult. It’s what I do best. I’ve got a heroine on a mission, and…

A Tale of Two Solderers…

Okay friends. I told you all my tale of not needing another hobby. Well, Karma tried to pay me back, for saying I didn’t need another hobby, by not allowing me to have another hobby. The first soldering iron I bought turned out to be a big hunk of junk. It turns out, in soldering…

Too many hobbies…

I write. Obviously. (Please tell me someone else said that in Snape’s voice.) I also antique. And I refinish furniture. And I make jewelry. And tea towels. And can coolers. And headbands. And bookmarks. And keychains. You guys get the theme. I sell things on commission in a brick and mortar shop near my house…

Starting fresh

New year, new novel, new doc. No new computer though. Last August, I decided I needed a break from Malarkey.    I spent September and October plotting what I was convinced would be my NaNo novel, but it turned out to be too complex – for me – to write for NaNo. I’m sure plenty of…

The Muddles

It’s the muddles of December. December has been gentler to me this year, than in years past. Usually, I spend most of December a puddle of goo which has been drained of both vocabulary and tears by a ruthless November. This year, I finished NaNo two days early. That hasn’t happened for me in years….

Hooey – Lupulin Brewing

Stopped in at my local to try to find a bottle of Southern Tier’s Creme Brulee, because yum. Of course they were out, because this just isn’t my season for finding the beer I want. So, since they didn’t have my beer, I obviously left empty handed, right? Wrong. Reader, I spent $198. I went…

The End is Nigh…

Oh, thank fecking Gawd, the end is nigh. This is the first NaNoWriMo ever that I have managed to stay on par the entire time. I’ve taken it down to the wire on many, many nights, but I always manage to eeek above par by 11:59. I didn’t finish last year – life – and…