death, Goodbye, grief, passing away, poetry

Too Late to Say Goodbye

                       Too Late to Say Goodbye My dear, sweet friend, I heard of your passing. Sadness flooded my eyes. Made seeing difficult. Not what I expected, when I heard the phone ring. Jumbled and confused, the news gave my heart a jolt. I miss you.… Continue reading Too Late to Say Goodbye

sharing, Uncategorized, writing, writing fiction

Failure is Not An Option

I'm reading Sarah J. Maas's "Throne of Glass," because one of my kiddos asked me to. I'm about a third of the way through the first book. For the protagonist, Calaena Sardothien, failure in the battle to become the King's assassin is not an option. She cannot return to Endovier where she served as a… Continue reading Failure is Not An Option

corrupted love, love, single mom

Corrupted Love Vanquished by Single Mom’s Compelling Heart Story

Over the weekend, I was at the Denver Performing Arts Center's Boettcher Concert Hall for the DYAO (Denver Young Artists Orchestra) Spectacular, where conductor, composer, and arranger David Mairs talked about his World Premiere piece, "Dreamdancing." He talked about how it was his heart song, and he ended by encouraging all of us to write… Continue reading Corrupted Love Vanquished by Single Mom’s Compelling Heart Story

fiction, query, writing, writing fiction

Standing Out

A few days ago, I finished the final edits to my manuscript, again, revised after receiving feedback from an expert on magical realism. After receiving a handful of query rejections, I wanted to see what I could improve from my end. Over the last few days, I've been taking a look at my proposal package:… Continue reading Standing Out

fiction, poem, revising, writing

Book 1’s Manuscript is Done

The manuscript for Book One's done. Won't lie. It's been frustrating and fun. So much to consider when writing, not so clear. Developments, timing, turning points, oh dear. My learning curve seemed all too steep, in over my head, I had gone too deep. There's an important story to tell, you see. Not just for… Continue reading Book 1’s Manuscript is Done

2019, New Year's Day

It’s New Year’s Day

It's New Year's Day. Not much to say. Begin things anew? There's so much to do. Two thousand nineteen, So much unseen. Is that true? I must pursue. Forgive me, if I'm not excited, With many mouths to be fed. Yet much writing to be done — Could be tantalizing and fun! To many unknown… Continue reading It’s New Year’s Day

2018, New Year's Eve, New Year's Eve 2018, New Year's Eve celebration

New Year’s Eve, Uncut

It's New Year's Eve, and hopes are high. Not here, long day, I bid you good night. No social media shiny, just keepin' it real. Nothing to copy, nothing to steal. I'm tired, nothing left for champagne. As they say, "No pain, no gain." I built their LEGOs and dodged some fights. That make you… Continue reading New Year’s Eve, Uncut