Messages from the Castle

The Weekend Run-Down (AKA, when it feels like things are going right)

This weekend, my husband and I went to the Huntington Comic and Toy Convention (#HCTC2022) in Huntington, WV. It was a fun, interesting weekend, and even though I’m exhausted (we parked our car and walked all over downtown Huntington) I feel like it was worth it. Fair warning — this post will have no actionableContinue reading “The Weekend Run-Down (AKA, when it feels like things are going right)”

How to Stretch Your Creative Muscles When You’re Feeling Uninspired

Writers write – it’s the foundation of what those who produce prose of any type build upon. But what happens when the muse simply won’t sing? How do you keep going when you feel like you’ve got nowhere to go? There are a thousand different methods espoused on a thousand different blogs to remedy thisContinue reading “How to Stretch Your Creative Muscles When You’re Feeling Uninspired”

I Need a Hero…

I was all set to talk about looking to the future tonight, and then we had tragedy strike our home today. For several years now, we have been a 2-kitty household. Yesterday, our male cat, Dean, was not acting himself. He seemed to feel better this morning, but in the afternoon he declined quickly andContinue reading “I Need a Hero…”

Country Roads…

This week, I’ve been a bit busy with professional and personal things, and I’ve been a little ill, as well. It’s been a struggle, but we’re here. Cross your fingers, everyone, that the coming week will be better. Some of my writer-related events are growing ever closer, and I need my health to be… well,Continue reading “Country Roads…”


Whether you choose to call it a “roundtable” or a “workshop,” the results are the same – you and a group of other like-minded individuals take a look at each others’ writing and offer criticism in the hopes of improving everyone’s writing. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, and sometimes it degenerates into a clusterf***Continue reading “Workshoppin’”


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