Open Book Blog Hop Dec 27: Dinner Guest(s)

Thanks to P.J Maclayne for today’s topic. If you could invite anyone in  the world to be your dinner guest, who would you invite? You could open a book or Google to gain knowledge of a person, but I think to have an opportunity to sit down with someone in your home, in a coffeeContinue reading “Open Book Blog Hop Dec 27: Dinner Guest(s)”

Weekend Wrap-up Dec 25

I wasn’t going to write an update this morning. Many people will be waking up to celebrate Christmas, others have already been there/done that, and many more will either be going about their normal lives (or as normal as things can be) either not celebrating anything, already celebrated something, or waiting in anticipation to celebrateContinue reading “Weekend Wrap-up Dec 25”

Weekend Wrap-up Dec 18: Writing Update

I have been going over the corrections and suggestions in my latest novella manuscript that I got back from my editor. There are some errors I still make, but overall, so far, there hasn’t been a sea of blue edits. I have to start thinking about book covers. I should have done this sooner becauseContinue reading “Weekend Wrap-up Dec 18: Writing Update”

Weekend Wrap-up Dec 11: Winter – A Poem

It was v-v-very c-c-c-c-cold for a few d-d-d-days last week, then it became warmer, and now they (the weather people) are forecasting above freezing temperatures tomorrow. It made me think of this poem that I wrote and posted in February: Winter If you have never seen the hoarfrost clingTo wires, fences, posts, and treesIf youContinue reading “Weekend Wrap-up Dec 11: Winter – A Poem”

Weekend Wrap-up Dec 4: The Increment Excident

The Increment Excident I stopped by a friend’s place to check on the dog. After a brisk walk, I kindly directed her to take care of her business as her owner would not be home until later. Having thoroughly explaining the situation, she proceeded to take her number 2. Now, keep in mind that sheContinue reading “Weekend Wrap-up Dec 4: The Increment Excident”

Thursday Thoughts: A Book About Nothing (contains spoilers)

Now that NaNoWriMo is over, I have time to reflect on the process of writing a book. I am reminded by this iconic scene in pop culture: [Two men sit across from each other drinking coffee in a diner] “This should be the show.”“What should?”“This.”“Just talking?”“Just talking.”“About what?”“About nothing.”“Nothing?”“Nothing.”“You want to do a show aboutContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts: A Book About Nothing (contains spoilers)”

Weekend Wrap-up Nov. 27

NaNoWriMo Totals to Date: 16 664 words (17 264 if you count the forward that I wrote and and some duplicate paragraphs I found lurking at the bottom of the word doc.), 26 cups of coffee, one cup of Earl Grey, one cup of tea (unknown), two glasses of Rum & Coke, one glass ofContinue reading “Weekend Wrap-up Nov. 27”

Thursday Thoughts: Attention Span

I recently came across a recent study that said most people lose interest when reading online articles after about twenty-five to thirty words. With the prevalence of many online platforms offering shorter -Leon NaNoWriMo Totals to Date: 15 845 words**, 24 cups of coffee, one cup of Earl Grey, one cup of tea (unknown), twoContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts: Attention Span”

Weekend Wrap-up / NaNoWriMo Day 13

NaNoWriMo Totals to Date: 8218 words, 12 cups of coffee, one cup of Earl Grey, one cup of tea (unknown), one glass Rum &Coke, one glass of cabernet, and a half-pint of a Session IPA. I had a few author interview questionnaires to put together, so I got caught up on those. Now back toContinue reading “Weekend Wrap-up / NaNoWriMo Day 13”