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 …

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 …

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, …

US Women’s Soccer Team and More

I spent over twenty-five years in the United States Navy. It was with disgust and disappointment that I watched some women dubbed “US Women’s Soccer Team” disrespect the country’s anthem and flag. The worst image during the post-game celebration was a player intentionally dropping the flag to the ground. But …

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 …

Support for the Writer

Ten passes may not be enough without other’s review. I am so close to it, I have trouble seeing improvements. I have read this is common and that any writer or author benefits from having a beta reader provide feedback. I haven’t encountered someone willing to devote the time to read the novel and give me their review.