Wait, Where Was I Heading?

On Writing:¬†The road toward becoming a published writer has so many steps above and beyond writing that it’s sometimes easy to get distracted or even overwhelmed with all of the non-writing parts of the journey. Conferencing, Facebook, Twitter, Blogging…and the list goes on. Don’t get me wrong. I believe those steps and connections are important, […]

“Sometimes a Cigar is Just a Cigar.”

“Dreams are the royal road to the unconscious.” Sigmund Freud, 1899 ~ Or ~ “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.” Sigmund Freud, 1909 On Weird Dreams: I’ve been having a new reoccurring dream over the last few nights, and it’s odd. Maybe you guys can help me analyze what my subconscious is trying to […]

Hugh Hefner Can Keep His Pajamas

On Writing: Just an observation, before getting into writing today. A confession really. I must be a rare breed, because I have seen many writers who can do this one thing. Who enjoy doing this one thing. Revel in doing it. But I can’t. I cannot write in my pajamas. (Okay, I could if I […]

Being the Alpha Dog

On Writing: Y’all know we added a new puppy to our family. Harley Lou is the sweetest, cuddliest puppy 90% of the time. The other 10% she’s trying to establish her ranking in our “pack” and she’s not a shy little thing. So there are times during the day when I am mentally and physically […]


On NaNo: I’ve nicknamed this year’s NaNo “SloMoNaNo” since it’s slow going trying to write during puppy naps. I’m not ready to call it quits just yet, I mean, the puppy is calming down a bit each day, so I have hopes to end NaNo with a big flourishing finish.  But…it does remind me that NaNo […]