I’m struggling with an important aspect of my novel.  I had a good workshop in class on chapter 4 yesterday and this didn’t even come up, but it’s something that I need to address.  I need to give my primary protagonist a flaw.  I’ve never liked flaws.  Crud, I’m a certified perfectionist, that much should … Read more

First day of class

So, with no institute (see my last post), now I only have one class on Tuesdays/Thursdays: Intermediate Fiction Writing.  I originally got this class because it fit best in my schedule (all the other sections of the class were evening classes), but upon further research I found that it also has a great professor. So … Read more

Wishes and Dreams

Sorry so long without an update.  School stresses me out and puts me into a ‘I can’t do anything if I’m not doing my schoolwork’ mode.  It’s fun and great but soooooooooo stressful. I’m doing it for a good reason, though.  Trying to fulfill that lifelong dream of being a good author.  Not necessarily a … Read more


I’m listening to music that I stole from my sister-in-law Joanne to put on my playlist below and deciding that I’d better update my blog.  Music tends to tickle my writing instinct, I don’t know why, but I’ll use any excuse I can get. School starts on Tuesday and so I’m starting to think more academically … Read more

A writing question

My dad and I have been having a ‘discussion’ the last few weeks about writing. He says you need to write characters that do things you would never do, things that you would be morally opposed to doing. I say you don’t have to do that, that in fact you need to remember to write … Read more


Of all the things I miss in this depression, I think the thing I miss the most is the passion. Being able to feel things strongly and express them used to be so important to me. It is really reflected in my writing — with the passion deadened like it is now, it is nearly … Read more