Decision time for NANOWRIMO—2020

It was about this time in 2016 that I began preparations to take part in NANOWRIMO—2016. Yesterday, I realized the 2020 event is approaching, and a decision needed. Shelving this decision for a moment, I thought I would review my progress turning the 2016’s disaster into a novel. The 2016 …

A Birthday Short Story

Writing a short story and posting to my blog site is a good way to kill time while homebound. This is the one I wrote today. I hope you enjoy Begin my short story   I sit at the table. The birthday cake with thirteen candles before me. Another birthday. …

Rebecca-Fallen Handmaiden

Rebecca-Fallen Handmaiden   Rebecca Hayden, the protagonist in one of my novels, served as a handmaiden to a goddess. She was favored with great healing powers and healed many close to death. In previous chapters, she lost favor for lying to the High Priestess, and by default of the Goddess. …

Drafting a Novel and Particularity

Writing a novel is a more challenging process than I bargained for when I started. The desire to author a novel came when I was considering things to do in retirement. I had never heard of “particularity.” First novel I was sixty-six when I began the draft of Saving Delisanna. …

A Bit of Writing

A short selection from my current work-in-progress involving the Goddess Kiliane and the God Kourrus, her mate. They returned to Kiliane’s palace. She feared to be alone and asked him to stay the night. Though he held her, she dreamed of being sucked into an orb. The nightmare scared her …

NANOWRIMO and Ray Bradbury

NANOWRIMO is approaching the finish line. Last year I sprinted across the finish line with an extra two hundred fifty words in a draft work of fiction. I didn’t take the challenge this year but remain busy revising and editing last year’s work. Which made me think of  my only …

A Novel in 2019 with NANOWRIMO 2019

NANOWRIMO 2019 starts 1 November. I wrestle with competing this year. Interestingly, competing implies competition. Yes, It is a competition against oneself. The competition is to write a novel of fifty thousand words in November, an average of 1667 words a day. Some days I might write more or less, …

Musing…

For an unknown reason, I am at a loss for something specific to write about. This doesn’t mean there are not a myriad of subjects flitting through my mind. It means nothing is sticking. Just musing… Musing, let see what is flitting at this moment. I just finished bowling in …

Monday Seniors Bowling League -2019

Monday Seniors League “It’s over!” I said at the Monday Seniors League banquet. How many times have I uttered those words in May? I haven’t counted, but I am sure it has been at least fifty. I said them to my granddaughter as we waited for my wife to call …

Riding after dark–Flash Fiction

Sarah was riding after dark toward home on a tree-lined paved path. Mom’s gonna be mad, I am late again. The darkness hid the tree branch laying on the path until too late to avoid it. It tangled in the tire spokes and dumped her. She struggled to untangle herself …