Tag Archive | writing

Too Stupid To Love?

If you’ve read enough romance novels, you’ve seen this particular heroine. The one who has been hurt so badly in the past by love that she will NEVER LOVE AGAIN. She can’t trust herself, because, obviously, she makes bad choices in men. Usually, she throws herself into her career determined to stay away from men. […]

The One Where J. B. Quits

Just kidding. I’m not quitting. But the submission process for a novel is haarrrrrd. I’ve just started the process, so I’m whining. Feel free to think that or even tell me, “toughen up, muffin-butt.” I ‘preciate ya. Much obliged. So, I was kicking at cow poo in a Christmas tree field today. Just walking about […]

Author Colleen Myers New Cover

My good friend and author, Colleen Myers, stopped by this weekend to show me the cover of her book coming out next month by Champagne Books. It is gor-juss (just like her). I asked her if I could show you and she said, “surely.” I told her not to call me Shirley. Isn’t it beautiful? […]

Hate Winter…Can’t Write…But This Is Something

“Isn’t it ironic, don’tcha think?” If you’ll be singing that song all day long now, you’re WELCOME. She said, ironically. I’m a big fan of the ironic, but in my winter melancholy (S. A. D. S.), I’ve avoided my passions. Today, the sun is shining, the boy’s in school¬†all day,¬†and despite the teen temps, I […]

Clothing Optional?

If you like the sensation of standing naked in front of people, then writing might be the life for you. The exposure, of course, is what this is about. I either need to be okay with this or quit, because if a writer has any hopes at all of audience for her art, she needs […]

Why I’m Here

I had a crazy idea a couple of years ago. Actually I’ve had crazy ideas all my life. But what I thought was simply daydreaming, in fact, was plotting. Plotting, not in a nefarious, revenge-seeking sort of way, but plotting stories. Some of them good. A lot of them not fit for public consumption. But […]