The Bard

All right. Whoever was betting I wouldn’t be able to make it a week without writing, you won. I am dusting off an old story I started a long time ago. The Bard It was a time of magic and murder, but for today, this one day, Jia decided it would be a time of…

Three Days in Hell

I wrote this several years ago for a writing exercise, so it’s a little rough, but I wanted to share it today. First Line-October Exercise–It Was Hell Being A Hero. Title–Three Days in Hell It was hell being a hero, the angel thought as he watched the man lying on the stone ledge before him….

Medieval Times Adventure!

While discussing the tentative schedule for the retreat, Beth mentioned we might go to the Medieval Times show one night for supper. I restrained from putting undue pressure on anyone and replied, “YES!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE, PLEASE CAN WE GO? PLEASE. I’LL BE GOOD. PLEASE CAN WE GO?” The others agreed. They probably also made a note…

Mad Boars and Fried Pecan Pie

I’m not sure how I forgot about this. I’ll blame it on the late hour I wrote it. Mad Boar. Beth, suggested we stop to eat lunch at the Mad Boar on the way to Myrtle Beach. Oh, my goodness. Good call. First off, there is a gorgeous bronze statue out front of a sitting…

Writer’s Retreat 1

I’m positive you are all biting your nails, wondering about the writer’s retreat. Beth Shope and Tara Parker have apparently been talking about this for some time. Last year, at Surrey, they discussed it again. Several of us agreed it would be great. So, Beth and Tara decided this is the year. Several people were…

Phone Call From Iraq

The nice thing about working second shift is I don’t have to worry about setting the alarm. I stay up until 5:00 in the morning and wake up between 9 and 10. It takes about an hour to get coffee, eat, check email, twitter, blogs etc and then I am ready to write. Unfortunately, by…

Get out and vote!

I had sworn off blogging until I got these first 30 chapters revised, but this is important. At least it is to me. Jo Bourne is in the DAB WAHA contest and it’s coming down to the wire. We’d appreciate it if you could vote for her. Jo, for those of you who don’t know…

#Agentfail

As you might have guessed, I’m home from Myrtle Beach. It was a good getaway and I got more revisions done. I stopped in at Twitter to see what was going on after I checked email. Apparently, Jessica Faust at Bookends got really brave…again. She invited authors to spout off about what irks them about…