What keeps me here?

Scrambled. No alarm needed, my brain produces thoughts and questions, dialogue and quirky characters, publishing avenues, and marketing plans in my sleep, until I stand to my feet at 4:00 AM and drag my body toward the coffee pot. I hit the button and hold the handle, waiting for the first drippings, yawning, blowing my nose. The … Continue reading What keeps me here?

Timing and Sequence for writers

Ten years since I heard my father's voice, or felt his hand on my shoulder. He passed away peacefully in his sleep. Ten years since I began writing a novel, sharing the depth of his character with the world. It took me a summer to write the first draft. A summer. Three months of getting up … Continue reading Timing and Sequence for writers