I watched a horror film a day in October. I’m thinking I’ve got some issues with cats but I’m not a sociopath. Yeah, I actually started a few days before October, but hey, let's go: This is the list-if you want more detail-look further down: -The Entity (1982) October 1-Spiral-Shudder (2020) October 2-Welcome to Mercy … Continue reading Shocktober!
Affirmations are everywhere in this Pandemic. Everyone talks about self care and self love, but let’s talk about you and me. Recently, I signed up for a workshop. I get work back from the workshop and it was a critique and then, they wanted money for me to attend the workshop. Now I know my … Continue reading Everything About You Matters
From January 24-26, I was a grunt. Let me elaborate. I attended the Borderlands Boot Camp in Baltimore, Maryland. I was selected. I’m not gonna lie, initially, I was the black dot in the snow. But, it didn’t bother me. I’m used to being an anomaly. I do need to put the brakes on though...or … Continue reading Borderlands Boot Camp
My mother was a consumer of books. She read poetry, books in Spanish, mystery and horror. It seems as though she read whatever she could get her hands on. I remember browsing the shelves on weekends, looking for something to read. I ran across her Stephen King collection. "What's this one about?" I held up … Continue reading Why I Can’t Get Down With Stephen King
I decided to write a novel for my Nanowrimo. I wanted to incorporate witches and magic into my novel. A few of my friends said that I needed to have a magic system. Not just magic but an entire, functioning magic system. I freaked out fully. I decided to abandon my project. All the work … Continue reading Go With Your Gut
I had a reading at the Cleveland Drafts Festival. It was over Columbus Day weekend. I had fun and really enjoyed it. I heard other writers and poets read their work in the Larchmere area of Cleveland. (Larchmere isn't a suburb-it's more like a small section of the city with a name) The venues were … Continue reading Let Me Tell You About the Literary Festival
I was chosen to be a Fellow at the Emerging Writers Festival this past weekend. It was sponsored by Old Town Books in Old Town Alexandria, VA. A few things-being a Fellow means I had to read an excerpt of my writing, I was able to attend all the events and panel discussions and I … Continue reading My Weekend at #EWF19 (part 1)