Stepping Stones

Breaking free from a conversation that was empty words anyway, Jennifer Nile folded her arms and wandered along the side of the hollow home. Let the men talk, she’d look Continue Reading →

The Fine Line Within

Teenage year best forgotten… the hand not raised in the classroom hid the rejection at home —confusion, torment— soul bowed against the cold rain, drizzling eyes shimmering in the streetlights. Continue Reading →

Chasing Acceptance

There was a point along the road when she realized the truth: being different was going to have to do. Chasing acceptance was a dead end, at best a cul-de-sac Continue Reading →

The Year of Getting Organized

Perhaps others wait until the new year to talk about the upcoming year, but I’m going to talk it now so I pass the starting line at a run come Continue Reading →

4 NaNos by Their Numbers and Lessons

NaNoWriMo is a week behind us now so I’m taking a last look back. Way back. Me and NaNo, we have something of a history, which NaNo often reminded me Continue Reading →

Which Spiral are You On?

This is a story about resisting the urge to edit while drafting. It’s also about spirals, negative and positive. It can all work together… We want to feel good. Who Continue Reading →

Believe It or Not, NaNoWriMo Isn’t All About Word Count

Another year, another NaNoWriMo, and me urging people to do at least a little prep before they start writing on November 1st. For the numbers? A little, but more for Continue Reading →

Winds of Writing Change

Winds of change. Life is constant change, of course. Little changes. Big changes. So on and so on. Sudden changes can come like dreaded calls in the middle of the Continue Reading →