Practice, and Giving Up

Writing is a craft, a skill, as well as an artistic calling. Our muses get us to the page, but only persevering through the craft of it will some finished thing appear. The latter is where practice has been forgotten.

Solitaire; A Short Story

  Sol-I-Taire [n] 2.a game played by one person alone... 3. a precious stone, especially a diamond, set by itself... *warning: sexually explicit   Solitaire A pseudo-origin story from my Fallen Angels universe The heat of the fire singed the hair from her hands, but still, she knelt over it, absently poking the wood to send sparks into the air, barely acknowledging her immediate surroundings. Her awareness was in the thick... Continue Reading →

Dragon Soul teaser

Staring back at her reflection in the pool, she stretched her wings again, enjoying the feeling of them. Closing her eyes, she stretched her head in the breeze, imagining what it must feel like to hover above the Earth, free of her dis-belonging. With a long sigh, she opened her eyes, worried the others might... Continue Reading →

Expression of Art

Follow Through I really did delete my writing projects! A very strange thing to be excited about, I know, but this past week has been the lightest I've felt in a long time. I don't go to sleep feeling like a loser-slacker because, for yet another day, I haven't hit the finished mark. Clearing the path, to... Continue Reading →

*DELETED*

After much back-and-forth, over-thinking, re-thinking, and second-guessing, eventually leading nowhere, I've decided to DELETE two book projects I've been working on for years. These books have plagued me with feelings of failure, so I'm concluding it's time to officially scratch them, move forward, and embrace that I never organized the ideas into coherency worthy of book... Continue Reading →

Closely Guarded Secrets

As someone who loves to write, and has only recently decided to possibly publish, the publishing world is a daunting animal. There's so much negativity towards traditional publishers, yet so many horror stories about non-traditional paths. What is one to do? Luckily(?), I'm not quite ready for that step... But, I do take a peek into... Continue Reading →

Efficiently Efficient non-Efficiency

I'm big on finishing things... at least when it comes to my writing projects... ...now ask me if I have anything finished... I've re-visited a story I started when I was about 15 over and over, constantly revising, tweaking, and stretching the story into less a purge of an adolescent mind, and more a coherent work... Continue Reading →

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