Neurotic Write Now: Why Are You Here?

I started reading this book… And it’s made me think about some things… Some things I’ve never thought about… Or never thought about in this particular way… So I’m going to share what I’m learning. I’m reading The Success Principles by Jack Canfield. He’s the co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books....

Cheeky Critique: Myself

Today I’m posting a before and after of sorts. This is a scene ‘before’ I critiqued myself, then the same scene ‘after’. I’m posting this to show how scenes evolve after a critique. Feel free to offer your thoughts and suggestions! Blood Instinct (before) Kersey Ledger sat in the therapy circle with eleven other...

It Doesn’t Look Like Spring…

Spring officially starts tomorrow. But in Central Ohio it doesn’t look like spring. We’re in that between space where winter is over, but spring hasn’t begun. I can’t wait for the vibrant colors of daffodils and hyacinths. I can’t wait for the trees to bloom–redbuds and magnolias are so beautiful. I can’t wait to...

Sugar Plum Surprises

*This post is part of The 3 Seas Literary Agency Holiday Recipe Contest! You can find a link back to their Facebook Page at the bottom of the post.*   What could be better than a mere cookie? Not much…Except for a cookie with a surprise in the middle! Sugar Plum Surprises! I asked...

Streusel Topped Pumpkin Pie! Oh, My!

What could be more awesome than pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving? Streusel Topped Pumpkin Pie! It’s a subtle twist on the normal. And so easy to make! Make your pumpkin pie like normal. Put it in a hot 425 degree oven and bake for fifteen minutes. Meanwhile, here’s how to create some magic…   Streusel...

Breaking Up With NaNoWriMo

Dear NaNoWriMo, It’s not you… It’s me. From the moment I discovered you, I’ve loved you. The idea of writing a novel in a month—I nearly swoon thinking about you. You are a wish, a dream, a goal to achieve, but I will never be good enough for you. I’ve tried to make our...