The anxiety of waiting

If you’re a writer, you’ve felt it before: the creepy crawly feeling up the back of your arms, the burning racing feeling inside your chest, the tingly feeling in your fingers and toes. No, it’s not a crazy heartburn: it’s the anxiety of waiting. Most people  have spent some of their time waiting, but forContinue reading “The anxiety of waiting”

How a Novelist sees it (or The Way Story Happens)

As a writer, I find that I look at the world differently than most non-writers (or “Muggles,” if you will). Here’s a series of events as they happened:  Drove to the store, returned a movie, went to a fast-food place, got a breakfast sandwich, drove away. Here’s the beginning of story (otherwise known as howContinue reading “How a Novelist sees it (or The Way Story Happens)”

Excerpt from my novel

Thanks to some good FB friends for helping me over my writer’s block last Tuesday. The following is an excerpt based on that brainstorm. The main character, Victoria and her boyfriend have just gotten into-and then out of-their first fight, and she decides to journal her feelings. **** So I thought I knew what loveContinue reading “Excerpt from my novel”