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 …