I’m Making Myself Crazy(er)

Ever since someone tweeted out a link to a doll house furnished as a haunted/witch's house, I have been obsessed with the idea of doing a similar one, but even moreso with the idea of putting together one furnished like the home of Andrej and Anne-Marie. Fueling my addiction has been EBay where I found … Continue reading I’m Making Myself Crazy(er)

Meet Rowena

I was trolling on EBay this morning, and BAZINGA! This is the spitting image of one of the new vampire characters in my NaNo novel, right down to the shade of lipstick. Even the hairstyle is almost exactly as I envisioned her.  Ok, it's a little creepy, being wrapped in plastic like this, but what … Continue reading Meet Rowena

Setting Goals

I've never been one to use writing prompts to get myself writing. You've probably seen them, all kinds of open-ended one liners like "The peanut butter was on the counter..." and you're supposed to run with it and write a paragraph, or 500 words or something. Those things just leave me cold, I get nowhere. … Continue reading Setting Goals


Just a thought for today. My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage! -- Aunt Frances, "Practical Magic" (1998) I've always loved that quote, and I love that movie, which is substantially different from the book by Alice Hoffman … Continue reading Courage

Inspired Monday

As Mondays go, today is not too bad (so far). Halfway through, and nothing dreadful yet. The Nebbish is out of town for a couple days (YAY!). That cheered me right up when I remembered. Most of the time I answer him as briefly and cheerlessly as I can. Anything else and he would take … Continue reading Inspired Monday

Support Your Local Demon

Occasionally, there arises a writing situation where you see an alternative to what you are doing, a mad, wild gamble of a way for handling something, which may leave you looking stupid, ridiculous or brilliant -you just don't know which. You can play it safe there, too, and proceed along the route you'd mapped out … Continue reading Support Your Local Demon