I’ve recently started submitting stories for publication. Short stories, that is. Nothing huge and only to smaller publications (well, one sorta biggun). By recently, I mean in the last week or so. Yup, it’s taken me this long to find the nerve to send my words out past the comfort …

My road to Hell has to be the most comfy, beautiful, well-tended road in the history of ever. After all, it’s padded with the very best of intentions, all of which are refreshed often. Take my plans to write on a regular basis. I have an editorial calendar and it …

I had a completely different idea for the First Blog Post of the New Year. It was going to be creative and inspiring and everything New Year posts are supposed to be. And then I read a couple of other blogs. So today is going to be show and tell …

Are you singing now? I’m so sorry. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? November was an interesting month, in that Chinese curse kind of way. It was the Time of the NaNoWriMo. It was the US Election. It was a whole smattering of Other Things. I know I’m not the …

Tell me if this scenario feels at all familiar. On Friday, my boss asked me to write an email for him. There was a problem with a service we’d ordered and we were trying to clear up some miscommunication. I’ve written these kinds of messages before. They’re pretty straightforward. Explain …

Post started. And deleted. Post restarted. And deleted. Post rerestarted. Aaaaaand… I knew this would happen. The moment I get everything together and sorted and planned, Life pops up and says , “Yeahhhhh no.” And suddenly all the happy plans go out the window, flapping on soft, pretty wings. That’s …

The great Michael Caine is credited with some of the wisest words of our time – “Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.” I swear, I’m going to sprout feathers and start quacking any day now. And I’m not the only one. …