Fragile. For all their desire to live, two-week-old kittens are incredibly fragile. I give a lot of credit to cat mothers who nurture and raise strong, healthy kittens. I’ve found it takes hard work, sacrifice, and stamina to keep a kitten alive. The picture you see is Mojo at three-almost-four weeks old. I finally feel confident that he’s not going to die.Continue reading “Kitten Wins by #TKO Against Introvert”
Because being a writer means following the advice of Jefferson Airplane’s White Rabbit and feeding your head.
Submitted for your approval: the details of one head-feeding session….Continue reading “The Introvert and the Odor Mortis”
It all started innocently enough. I needed to create a cover for SOUL SIGN, the third book in the Zackie Stories of Supernatural Suspense. But when Photoshop madness set in, it irrevocably changed my world and I may never be the same again.Continue reading “Book Cover Hell and the Introvert”
He wore a poker face. I couldn’t tell if he was kidding, serious or playing some kind of complicated mind game. My brother didn’t blink. I held his gaze, but my right hand crept along the table top until it located the knife I’d used to cut the turkey.Continue reading “Never Play an Introvert”
When Ringo Starr composed Octopus’s Garden, he was under the mistaken impression that octopuses are social animals and would be happy to invite strangers into their territory. Nothing could be further from the truth: Continue reading “How to Introvert: Lessons from the Octopus”
Giving a reader a great story that allows them to take time off from the work-a-day world isn’t easy.
Escapism requires work…a whole lot of work.
I’ve written a little over 30,000 words for SOUL SIGN, escapist literature and the third book in the Zackie Stories, and I’ve hit the 30K slump. And that’s okay. I’ve been here before with the previous two books, so this is right on schedule. Continue reading “Introvert Says “The Muse Will Not Escape My Plott Hound””