I'm currently at the Georgia St. Roasters, a coffee shop in Amarillo. I'm still working on my rewrites, struggling to fix one of my characters. I haven't been as diligent on my writing as I should have been, but I'm back on track, again, and I hope to keep up my momentum. I just finished … Continue reading Fixing Gwyn
As I try to rewrite this tangled mess that I laughably call a book, I've come to realize that writers are a masochistic bunch. Luckily I am indeed a masochist, or at least that's what I took away from the tangled mess of what once was my love life.
Thanks to everyone who responded to my last post! It's nice to know I have friends who I can count on to give me advice. This has been a learning process, and there is a lot to learn. Come to find out that I'm really ignorant about what's involved to get something published. It's ironic how … Continue reading Window shopping for an editor
Through Kestrel's Eyes is the second book of the Earth's Pendulum Series by Yvonne Hertzberger. I reviewed the first book, Back from Chaos back in August. All the major characters are back, except in this book, the story is a first-person narrative as told by Klast and Bresna's daughter, a seer named Liannis. Liannis is a … Continue reading Book Review: Through Kestrel's Eyes
Ideas are fickle creatures, are they not? They flit in and out of your consciousness randomly, with no real reason, and it can drive a man to distraction. Earlier today, while taking a load of cardboard back to receiving to load into the baler, I was struck - and not for the first time - … Continue reading My fickle mind
There's less than two weeks until NaNoWriMo 2014 kicks off. Am I ready? Um, sure. I guess. Sorry, I know I should be more pumped up, but there appears to be a slight wrinkle in my plan this year. Last week, my manager called me at home to ask if I would be willing to … Continue reading Let the countdown begin
I think my voices have gone on strike. Thanks a lot, fellas! Why would they do this to me? Was it something I said? Do you think they heard what I said about them on my previous post? If so, yikes! Okay, they are still there, just not as loud as they usually are. Well, … Continue reading Gone on strike
I survived my Monday, how did you fare? Let me tell you a little of my day, starting with Sunday, weather-wise. Sunday, we had temperatures in the low 80's. It was a nice and comfortable day. By the time I left the house for work on Monday, temperatures were in the high 20's, a little … Continue reading In the beginning….
My Facebook feed blew up recently, as did blogs and various other websites, when JK Rowling had the audacity to spew her vile belief that Hermione should have chosen the Chosen One over the Other One. Harry Potter, and not Ron Weasley, should have captured the heart of the young, fair maiden. Evil is she, … Continue reading When Harry Met Hermione
It's been a strange transition from writing three posts weekly to not writing at all. At some point in the distant future, I'll start to post regularly again, but not yet. Right now, I'm letting go of the reason I began writing the blog in the first place, and I don't miss the oppressive weight … Continue reading I'm just a-plugging away