Midnight Oil

Another night, come and gone Another night vanquished by day Another night I’ll never get back The clock is mocking me I’m staring at the freeway of my mind, a pretzel of overpasses, underpasses, onramps, exits. They crisscross, intersect, disconnect. Is it an excuse or a condition? Just pick one. Pick a lane and don’tContinue reading “Midnight Oil”

Dear Indie | Kindle Vella, Anyone?

Hi Indies! I normally don’t jump on new trends—still not on TikTok or BookTok despite the rave reviews. I’m just lazy as sh*t when it comes to apps and social media, and especially social media apps. đŸ˜‰ But I have to admit that I just started publishing my first serial on Kindle Vella to giveContinue reading “Dear Indie | Kindle Vella, Anyone?”

Cha-Cha-Cha-Changes…

Yeah, I went there and now everyone’s thinking about Shrek… Come on, admit it. LOL Okay, so assuming I’m not here talking to myself and still have people who might be interested, I have obviously started construction on my website. It will be undergoing some gradual changes over the following months. With any luck, itContinue reading “Cha-Cha-Cha-Changes…”

Humor Only Writers Could Understand

So, my sister sent me a cool and unusual picture through chat and I was coming up with meme ideas for it and what the captions should say. After sending them and taking another couple of sips of my coffee, I started sending her a quick succession of new messages editing my previous meme ideas.Continue reading “Humor Only Writers Could Understand”

Uh-Oh, It’s Another Rant on How NOT to Write Female Characters!

Oh, yeah, I’m going there…again. And this is nearly kismet-level timing with Marquessa over at The Next Chapter who just published a writing challenge post about Pet Peeves. Check it out, and all of her other posts, too! While her article covers three pet peeves, I’m only ranting about one of my biggest because youContinue reading “Uh-Oh, It’s Another Rant on How NOT to Write Female Characters!”

Dear Indie | eBook Formatting Tips & Hacks for Kindle

Hi Indies! Over the last week, I’ve spent a lot of time researching the best “free” ways to update the formatting for my books. I wasn’t happy with their blahzay interiors–and I also wanted to add content to the Back Matter that I didn’t have before. I already shared the new chapter graphics in aContinue reading “Dear Indie | eBook Formatting Tips & Hacks for Kindle”

Dear Indie | From Hybrid to Fully Independent

Hi Indies! It’s been too long–yes, since I’ve posted–but, also that I’ve been waiting for this day. đŸ˜€ Today, I am officially no longer a hybrid author, but fully Independent. Today, all of the rights my publisher ever had for any of my books are completely reverted to me to do with whatever I want!Continue reading “Dear Indie | From Hybrid to Fully Independent”

#SongLyricSunday | Roots – In This Moment

#SLS is hosted by Jim over at A Unique Title For Me. If you’re new to #SLS, you can join in the fun or check out all of the other song choices for today by clicking on the theme link below. This week’s theme is: Promise|Vow|Oath My choice today is for Promise. In This MomentContinue reading “#SongLyricSunday | Roots – In This Moment”

#SongLyricSunday | I Get It – Chevelle

A couple weeks ago I shared pictures from Breaking Benjamin, but they weren’t the only band we got to see that night. They were actually the headliner of a 5 band concert that also included Threes Days Grace, Dorothy, Diamente, and Chevelle! đŸ˜€ #SLS is hosted by Jim over at A Unique Title For Me.Continue reading “#SongLyricSunday | I Get It – Chevelle”

Dear Indie | I Didn’t Know I Could Do That! (Free resource post)

Hi Indies! Did you know you could make your own vectors AND remove the backgrounds from any image for FREE –without using Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, or Gimp? I didn’t! Not until I was determined to combine one of my drawings with a photo. Normally, I would purposely set out to find two images with theContinue reading “Dear Indie | I Didn’t Know I Could Do That! (Free resource post)”