Friday Work Ethics

WorkingWriterThis is called “brainstorming”

After all a writer must allow their imagination to run freely 😉



NaNoWriMo Prep Work

NanoPrepIt is that time of year again and I have been seriously considering what I want to write for NaNoWriMo. There are two things that worry me about the upcoming month of November and all if the fun madness that comes with it. The first and perhaps least concerning thing is that my two graduate classes will be coming to an end on November 15th, so for half the month I will be writing frantically while trying to perfect my class writing.

That, however, is not my biggest concern. Last year I have a full outline and a game plan going into the month. I am not going to have as much time to dedicate myself to that process this year. What I do have is a character, I have woman etched in my mind down to the last detail of her personality.

My question to my readers is this- Can you write an entire 50,000 word novel with just a character in mind?

Happy Friday Everyone!

Foreign Friday Inspiration


It has been raining here in Colorado for what seems like forever. I have never seen anything like this and I am sure I never will again, watching the news has proven to be quite the distraction.

I needed to get back on track, this picture of Amsterdam was perfect for that. I am hoping to go to Europe next year to travel, photograph and most important write. I don’t need to waste another moment not improving myself.

What is driving you to improve?

Happy Friday!



People say that desperate times call for desperate measures. Desperate may not be the most appropriate word for the situation but it would garner the desired results.

The exact moment it happened could not be deciphered. All that he understood was the need to flee became more than a passing thought but a way of life.

Money as always was tight, he had only dollars to spare. Time was even tighter, he would be lucky to find minutes to spare.

If he didn’t get away he was certain the anxiety that racked his body would cripple him. Consequences be damned, he had to do this for him.

Ever so slowly he made his way across the room and grasped at his last resort. Flipping open the cover, his fingers slid across the page, his eyes adjusted to the text, minutes later his was gone.


Six Words

ThrowBack6I saw this on another blog the other day, I really can’t remember any of the details but the idea behind it caught my attention. The challenge was to try to tell a story in six words. At first it didn’t that difficult but it really challenged my thought process, sentence structure and my vocabulary.

Here are some of my attempts; they are good, bad and horrifying. 🙂

-The long walk ended in tears.

-All his children fought their history.

-Irrevocably damaged, indeterminate optimism, eternity achieved.

-I went to the store forever.

-The house of one hundred truths.

-My notebook knows all my secrets.

-Love, hallucinations and how it works.

-Fall into a drink forget nothing.

-She always danced to her beat.

-From below every conversation was heard.

What’s your best attempt?