The crisp clean scent of creosote was drifting through the open picture windows of my bedroom. It always reminded me of the smell of rain in the dessert. Which is an odd sort of thought, since it just didn’t rain in that particular dessert very often. El Paso was a dessert city. It butted up against the very end of the Rocky Mountains and stretched out wide, rather than reaching higher into the open sky with skyscrapers. Everything was the color of old terracotta and I constantly had grit in my teeth from the wind blowing around the sand. But it was home and I was happy.
I know it’s been a while since I’ve popped in here, but I’ve been doing what writers do…editing. That’s the thing about writing. getting the story out of your head and down on paper is the easy part of the job. The real grit comes when a writer has to edit. This process can makeContinue reading “Edits, Edits, and More Edits!”
Today’s the day! I promised you all quite a while ago that I’d start regularly sharing some short stories, and here we finally are. While I plug away at the long (and completely worth it) journey to becoming a successful author, I’ll be giving you lovelies a collection of tales as eclectic as I am.Continue reading “Short Fries”
Hello my lovelies! I hope you are all safe and content. I know there are plenty of literal and figurative evidence that our modern world is on fire, but I hope each and every one of you has the chance for even a little time and peace to read something that moves you, entertains you,Continue reading “Banishment Besties”
Hello again, my lovelies. I hope you are all well and safe. Another week has passed and although it was a bit emotionally taxing, I was rewarded with a sweet quiet of flowers from my daughter. I’ve decided that even the most terrible book deserves some credit for the grueling task of managing a re-write.Continue reading “Sharpies and Sticky Notes”
Good morning. I hope your Sunday morning is much like my own. Sundays are my “me” days. With the exception of a few domestic duties (laundry, pick up groceries, etc.) Sundays are my day to treat myself to the tasks I love doing. I usually do a fresh manicure, take a bubble bath, enjoy aContinue reading “Hello there, lovelies”