Friday Philosophy ~ Goals

Goals: a necessity, and a puzzle. To really know where we are going, we do need a destination. But if the destination is so far away we can't even imagine we see it while we squint with one eye covered, it's too easy to become discouraged. Mini-goals can be a valuable stepping-stone on the way … Continue reading Friday Philosophy ~ Goals

Friday Philosophy…Creation

Every human makes a mark. Whether it is through parenting, or activism, or creative work, we all leave something of ourselves behind. So, some thoughts on creation. "Think before you speak is criticism's motto; speak before you think, creation's." ~ E.M. Forster "In a time of destruction, create something." ~ Maxine Hong Kingston "Man, the … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Creation

Tuesday Thoughts…The Undead

I think I'll divide my time between "holiday-appropriate" and cancer awareness this month! πŸ™‚ The undead. How about those guys? Whether it's zombies, ghosts, or vampires, the undead certainly seem to be a hot (or cold) topic. Dip into any piece of horror fiction, and you're bound to find some form of the undead. For … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts…The Undead

Friday Philosophy…Ghosts

Since it is October, and since I celebrate my birth on Halloween, I thought we should go for some holiday appropriate quotes for the week. πŸ™‚ "Ghosts don't haunt us. That's not how it works. They're present among us because we won't let go of them." ~ Sue Grafton "Monsters are real, ghosts are real, … Continue reading Friday Philosophy…Ghosts

Tripleheader…Missing Days!

Today's blog posts will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday... Be patient when you get a lot of notifications today. πŸ™‚ On Tuesday, my thoughts were devoted to "crime and punishment" - from a writing standpoint, of course. In dealing with consequences for characters, I often wrestle with whether those characters should have a proverbial book … Continue reading Tripleheader…Missing Days!

Friday Philosophy… Writing the Supernatural…

I've spent most of my time this morning working on the "near death experience" of one of my characters, and his rescue by forces he can't explain. I'm coming up for air and worrying about how enjoyable that entire writing experience was. πŸ™‚ So, today's quotes have been shaped by my brief foray into the … Continue reading Friday Philosophy… Writing the Supernatural…

Tuesday Thoughts on Hard Work…

I'm not only a writer. I assist a couple of companies in their office administration and bookkeeping, etc. I've been arranging Seminars for one of them, and for the first time since the economy went awry, we are experiencing high enrollments. I feel this is my reward for the many hours I spent on the … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts on Hard Work…

Writing Updates and Tuesday Thoughts…

I just finished NaNoWriMo 2013, as everyone on my Facebook and Twitter know by now. I believe I did a few all caps lock status updates, I was so excited. Then I celebrated with Lara and the kids by jumping up and down and cheering. I followed that with a glass of wine. I haven't … Continue reading Writing Updates and Tuesday Thoughts…

Tuesday Thoughts…Written by a Maniac.

So, I've entered the National Novel Writing Month contest (NaNoWriMo). It began November 1st, and I began writing my novel on my super doper brand new computer. Best birthday present ever! I set a goal to write at least 2000 words per day, to make the 50,000 word goal for the month. I just completely … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts…Written by a Maniac.