Let me tell you a story…

…about a crappy fast food joint. This establishment sits at the junction of I-10 and Cortaro Road in Tucson, Arizona. Two orders placed: one for a fish sandwich with tomato and onion added, and one for an A1 mozzarella bacon cheeseburger. Orders received, the patrons sat down to eat their meal. First to dig in […]

Venturing out

Next Tuesday is a big day for me. It’s my first time going to a bar by myself since before I got married. It’s for the journalism gig. I’m reviewing a band for the website, but my husband doesn’t have a press pass with me that day. And I’ll be in downtown Phoenix by myself. […]

Memories both light and dark

So Facebook has this thing called “On this Day” where you can see what you posted on the same date in previous years. Today I saw two powerful memories, one bittersweet and one just plain heartbreaking. Today is the five-year anniversary of the day I left HealthSouth. I worked there for nine years, and they […]

Open for commissions

I know I’ve been talking nonstop about my writing lately, but don’t forget I still do art commissions! Here are some examples of what I can do 🙂 I have a reason for the sudden call for commissions: my husband’s birthday is in a couple of months, and I’d like to get him something nice […]

Yes, Mom, I *do* have a soul

So I made a breakthrough today in my writing. I wrote a scene so heartbreaking that it brought me to tears. Let me explain the title of today’s post. My mom has always joked that because I don’t cry at movies, I don’t have a soul. Well, Mom, I wrote something fictional where I knew the […]

Back on track, or stalled again?

Got a whole new chapter written today, but I think I’m stuck again. Can’t decide how to meld the chapter I added into the one that was already next. I realize now that there was too much of a gap between chapters, so it’s good that I added one, but now I’ve created a new […]

Failed experiment?

Recently I posted about my attempt at writing erotica. The characters were taking it there, but I have decided that I’m going to make them behave and force the characters back into the original story I wanted to write. Not that I think my sex scenes were bad, but it was getting boring to write. […]

Making lemonade out of lemons

Ok, so my interview/concert last night didn’t go so well. I got pissed, I fumed, I’m over it. I also had an idea while I was in Phoenix. Now I’ve got another interview in the works that’s all my own design, something that might not have come to mind if I hadn’t been in the […]

Fully loaded

I am a glutton for punishment. Because I’ve been wanting to do more work with TV shows for Talk Nerdy With Us, I asked to cover a few different shows once they come off summer hiatus. By “a few,” I mean five or six. What can I say? I’m hooked. Not that I don’t enjoy […]

Exploring sensuality

No, I’m not talking about that! Get your mind out of the gutter! I’m talking about my #writing. The new story I’ve started, which I hope I can turn into a #novel–the one I talked about the characters pulling me into a different sub-genre than I intended–is rapidly turning into an #erotica story. Oops. Not that […]