Posts filed under: Writing Journal

RimWorld Saga – False Start

Not everything goes according to plan. It started out great. I found/created characters I really liked, and I was excited to try an area that had caves. First, we have Wolfe. She is a marine cadet turned warship captain that really likes to build things. Actual things as well as... Read More

RimWorld Saga – Prologue

For Christmas my son bought me a new video game: RimWorld. I’d seen it on Steam, but had not yet found a reason to buy it for myself. Problem solved. The game sets three (or more with a simple, free, and recommended mod) survivors on a planet where their attempts... Read More

WIP: Hacked

Urban Fantasy; Witches; WereCreatures Meet Alexandria Lane. Of the Raleigh Lanes. One of the Gifted families, for those who know about such things. Gifted is a nicer word than witch. She plans on spending the summer soaking up the sun at her family’s beach house in Wilmington before heading back... Read More

Milestone Achieved

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. How do you write a novel? One word at at time. I hit the 25% mark on Hacked today. It might not seem like much, but after being unwilling to write for months, I feel like it is a... Read More

Provoking the Muse

     She woke groggily. One eye opened to see that the sun had not yet broken over the horizon. No, she thought, just no. She snuggled deeper into the blankets, nuzzling down into the soft pillow. She closed her eyes. There had been a dream. Something with fluffy kittens, I... Read More

Recalibrating…

It is spring break time here in North Carolina. That means it’s time for me to try and get my life back on track. To recalibrate, if you will. I love spring. (I don’t love North Carolina’s crazy spring weather, however. Today, for instance, I spent wondering if a tornado... Read More

Stories from Arianrhod Station

I came up with the idea for this collection of short stories last year. Due to time constraints I wasn’t able to even put a dent in 26 stories in a month. That’s still not going to happen. Of course, everything I worked on for this project was lost when... Read More

Queen of Swords

My flash fiction story, “Queen of Swords,” is a prelude to my WIP, King of Swords. It has also just recently been published in a flash fiction anthology called It Happened in a Flash. It’s currently free to download on Amazon! I’m interested in hearing what you think about it.... Read More

King of Swords: Sneak Peek

I thought you might be interested in learning a little bit about this work in progress, so here is a sample scene and a link to my Pintrest board where I store my inspiration for this work. Keep in mind this scene may or may not appear in the final... Read More

WIP: King of Swords

I’m currently working my way through Holly Lisle’s How To Write a Novel class. It is a happy coincidence that NaNoWriMo begins in November. I decided to take my work in progress novel for Holly’s class and use it as my NaNoWriMo entry for this year. With my school obligations and... Read More