Feedback Friday – Agrestic 2

It’s Feedback Friday again! I’m super excited to share this week’s piece with you. It’s a riot of a good time! What is Feedback Friday, you say? Thank you for asking, and welcome to the blog, I reply! Every week, we post writing prompts on Wednesdays. Every Friday, we select a submission from the Wednesday…

Trash Day

Yesterday , I deleted over 500 beloved words. Not fun. I didn’t grow as a writer. It didn’t correct a story flaw or lower the word count to fall in line with a market’s specification. They just didn’t belong. Simple as that. Simple, but not easy. I don’t know why deleting my work is such…

Feedback Friday – Headlong

Time again for Feedback on the Friday! It’s the best day for feedback, really. I HAVE DECLARED IT SO! If you’d like to discuss my assertion, please send me up to 500 words on one of our prompts and tell me all about it. Then I will happily inform you about why you’re wrong and…

Feedback Friday – Syzygy

Fantastic news! It’s time for Feedback Friday! Feedback Fridays is that wonderful time of the week when I read over your submissions and let you know what I think. It’s a really great way to get another set of eyes on your work. Want to participate? Look over the “Writing Prompts Wednesdays” posts and find…

Everyday Growth

I’ve learned a lot over the last few days about vacation, family, and strength. It wasn’t what I thought I was going to be learning, but it’s probably just as important as what I had hoped for. The easiest of this lot is that it isn’t a vacation if you don’t get a break from…

Show Me Monday

Show me the book that made you fall in love with reading. I have two. Both series. The first, from when I was a little girl: The Bobbsey Twins. I adored those books. I checked them out one after another from the library. Two or three a week sometimes. I read the series, and then…

Yet Another Con

  Last weekend, I attended my second convention of the summer. Oh my heart, Fourth Street Fantasy replenishes me. The programming is writing-angled, but very meta. There’s tips and best practices in some of the discussion, but for the most part it’s “let’s unpack a subject and teach ourselves to ask enough of the right…

Cons and Other Things

I was not looking forward to The Great New Orleans Mulligan. The Big Easy did not deserve a second chance. Brief recap of trip number one: Day One – I stepped in a puddle of piss on the sidewalk at 9 AM. It splashed all over my foot and up my leg. It only went downhill…

Today is the last day of school for my kids. I’m utterly overwhelmed by the entire concept of “summer.” I know it’s not exactly a fresh take to ruminate on how differently we feel about summer break when we’re children compared to when we are adults with children of our own. That’s not what’s gripped…

Rejuvenated And It Feels So Good

Went to Booklover’s Convention (#BLC19) with Sarah Bella a couple of weeks ago. Went into the trip totally exhausted, like zero sleep for 36 hours beforehand. Just trying to get shit handled before leaving for a week.   Is that a thing for everyone? Doing way more work before and after a trip to keep…