A Time for Change

It’s a new year. A time for reflection, resolutions, and change. I’ve done my share of reflecting which led to quite a few resolutions. Now it’s time to put some plans into action and allow the changes to take place. And while these resolutions cover various areas in my life, … Continue reading

What’s Going On

This post may not be as powerful or as moving as the Marvin Gaye hit by the same title, but yet the label still applies. I haven’t posted here in a while, but there’s a lot going on in my creative world, so I wanted to fill you in about … Continue reading

Death of a Character – Part 5

This is the continuation of my series about removing a character named Heather from my novel, Such a Dreamer, during rewrites. You can read the previous post here. In this fifth and final installment of “Death of a Character,” Heather and Dane go their separate ways: ~ Heather would be … Continue reading

Death of a Character – Part 4

This is the continuation of my series about removing a character named Heather from my novel, Such a Dreamer, during rewrites. You can read the previous post here. In this segment, Heather hits Dane with some big news. News that will force him to make a major decision about his … Continue reading

Death of a Character – Part 3

This is the continuation of my series about removing a character named Heather from my novel, Such a Dreamer, during rewrites. You can read the previous post here. I really like this next deleted scene, because it’s the first big indication that there’s trouble in paradise. Dane wants to keep … Continue reading

Death of a Character – Part 2

As promised, I’m continuing my tribute to Heather, the character I had erased during a heavy revision of my coming-of-age novel, Such A Dreamer. If you missed the initial post, you can view it here: Death of a Character. The second deleted scene between Dane and Heather is when they … Continue reading

Death of a Character

I’m not sure if “Death of a Character” is the proper title for this post or not. It’s more like a “travel back in a time machine to change the course of events so that a character will never be born in the first place” kind of death. In this … Continue reading

The Twelve Year Novel Revisited

This past summer, I went into great detail on my blog site about my long unfinished novel, Such a Dreamer, and the journey and reasons why—after twelve years since its inception—I had still not completed it. If you didn’t get to read this three part series, which will give you … Continue reading

Get Creative…WHILE YOU STILL HAVE TIME!!!

Tomorrow is 12-21-12, or as the Mayans had predicted, the END OF THE WORLD!!! But, if you’re one of my many creative friends, you probably can’t go out with so many creative ideas swirling around your screwed up little mind. I know that I can’t. So, my friends, I challenge … Continue reading

The Twelve Year Novel, Part 3 (the final part)

In case you had missed the previous parts, they can be read here: Part 1   Part 2 In the fall of 2007, I was invited to join a novel critique group hosted by local author, Sandra McDonald, who is well-known and respected in the fantasy and sci-fi genres. She’s also … Continue reading