Part Inspiration, Part Motivation

I’ve spent a lot of time on these pages talking about where I gather inspiration for my stories, or as it more often happens, how circumstances and events become inspiration, but as I try to follow through on my goal of writing consistently every day, I’ve been thinking a lot about motivation. The way it …

Breathing Life into Characters

I’ve talked here before about how I shape characters, and how having a visible image can help shape a personality for me, but that point was driven home again this past weekend. As I’ve also posted before, my daughter is a huge fan of the musical RENT.  We took her to see the movie version …

Crushing on the Cake Boss

I’ve talked here before about both my attraction to reality shows and how I can allow television to be a distraction to my work.  It isn’t the usual network reality shows like Survivor or Bachelor that really grab my attention (though, those can distract me too, but it’s the ones that live on Discovery and …

Avoiding Distractions

For two to three weeks now the biggest things that have been impeding my own writing are distractions.  Some of them may be worthy ones, like the needs of my husband or kids, others not so much.  It’s been such things as video games, reading, television, and just about anything else one could think of …

Prewriting and Beginnings

As I start writing this new book, I hope to devote one or two posts a week to my process, what I’m struggling with, or what is really working for me. At the end of last week and over the weekend, I began my prewiritng process.  This week I hope to actually start putting words …

New Home

Welcome to my new little corner of the web. It may ‘look’ like the old but I’m moving forward and you will find lots of new content here in the coming weeks, months, etc. Please bookmark this site as ‘butterfly fiction’ will cease to exist come the end of July. New posts (with real content) …