Boondock Ramblings

Fiction Friday: The Farmer’s Daughter Chapter 5

Yesterday I gave you a sneak peek of today’s chapter of The Farmer’s Daughter, but as I was getting the post ready for today, I realized that sneak peek was actually for Saturday’s special fiction post. Whoops! Well,… Read More

Fiction Thursday: Rewrites and doubts about writing ability

So, here is the truth: I have been rewriting and editing A New Beginning this week and I’m discouraged. I don’t like parts of it and may need to gut the thing before I sent the thing to… Read More

Quarantined: A Short Story Part 5

I feel like I’m overwhelming my blog with fiction (and posts in general), but, oh well, I guess. People seem to be following along and enjoying the stories so I’ll keep going. Plus, it’s good to give readers… Read More

Creatively Thinking: Don’t be afraid of the thesaurus

There are two kinds of writers: writers who overuse the thesaurus and writers who are afraid of using a thesaurus. Okay, fine. There are actually three types of writers, with the third type being the writer who actually… Read More

Creatively Thinking: Why I blog my novels as I write them

I don’t think a lot of people are worrying about this, but I thought I’d share today why I blog my novels as I write them (or shortly after). It’s probably not the best marketing move to put… Read More

Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Prompt: “By Design”

The following is a Flash Fiction prompt by Carrot Ranch Literary Blog for the week of Dec. 26, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2019. The challenge is to write a story in 99 words, no more, no less. This… Read More

Creatively Thinking: What to do when you hit a wall in your novel writing

It’s happening. I’ve hit a wall in my novel. My second novel, A New Beginning, the sequel to A Story to Tell, is much more of a challenge than the first. My husband keeps saying I need to… Read More

Fiction Friday: A New Beginning Chapter 4

If you want to catch the beginning of Blanche’s story, you can read it on Kindle and Kindle Unlimted.  However, you don’t have to read the first part to be able to enjoy A New Beginning. As always,… Read More

Creatively thinking: Back when I created how I wanted to

When I was in high school and college I wrote and sketched and photographed what I wanted without much thought to how it might upset or bother someone. I would definitely say I was much more in tune… Read More