Not Writing Everyday


Right now, I’m still struggling to revive the writing muse after the loss of my husband, who had been a wonderful muse for over 25 years. It’s hard, because the desire to write is there, but there is this void that sucks all the wind from my sails. :/

Originally posted on A.D.Trosper:

Through Facebook, I came across this article that talks about not writing everyday. Click HERE to read the blog; it’s a good read and should be read by all aspiring writers, and even some that have already aspired.

To further show that one-size fits all does not apply, I raise my hand in the not writing every day roll call.

I don’t. I can’t. I write because I have to, but I don’t write everyday. I write in spurts, sometimes easily clearing 5,000 words in one sitting and others a measly few hundred. But no matter how much, it’s in spurts.

In between those times of writing, the story percolates in my mind. This percolating is an essential part of my writing process. Even in the story I have plotted out, in order to get the scenes right, I have let it sit for while and simmer. When the way it’s…

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Regrettable Delay in Book 5 Release

To everyone awaiting the fifth installment of The Sundered Lands Saga, I must regretfully inform you that the release is being delayed until the first week of October. The loss of my husband rocked my world drastically. It has been difficult to find my bearings again because he was more than just my husband. He was my muse, my love, my best friend. My partner of 25 years. My biggest fan and greatest inspiration. I am, quite reluctantly, adjusting to the new normal. I don’t want to. I want him back. So my head accepts the necessity. My heart is not so willing. It is a grudging road I am moving along, but I’m getting there.

Thank you for your patience.

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I will love you always and forever, my Charlie

Charlie and Squeaker ForeverToday, the love of my life, my greatest fan, he who blessed me with 25 years of marriage, two wonderful children, and believed in me most when I didn’t believe in myself at all, passed away. He suffered a major heart attack but did not survive it. I will try to be everything you believed me to be. Even if I thought you were delusional.

I knew you should have gone to the doctor, you stubborn man. When I get over there, I’m so going to scold you.

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Dubstep beatboxing daughter, who is clearly not of this Earth, crushes father in beatbox battle


This dad has a right to be proud. Wonderful to watch.

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While the New Horizons spacecraft hurtles toward Pluto, we’ve found evidence of alien life right here on Earth.

You KNOW something is impressive when YouTube commenters can’t even figure out a way to troll it. Seriously… when is the last time you saw a comments section on a popular video that wasn’t just riddled with trolls? In the case of Nicole Paris’s latest video, all you’ll find is a bunch of well-wishers trying to piece together what remains of their blown minds.

Now, it’s time for you to join them.

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4th of July Dragon’s Call Giveaway!


Awesome series. And dragons!

Originally posted on A.D.Trosper:

The 4th of July marks the birthday for my nation (well kind of, but its the official day anyway). So as way of saying Happy Birthday, United States I’m doing a giveaway of Dragon’s Call.

What’s in the giveaway? 

Two complete, signed, paperback sets of Dragon’s Call books. (U.S. residents only)

Two free audio copies of the first book, Embers at Galdrilene (open to everyone)

Two free full sets of the e-books.  (open to everyone)

Full sets include: a copy each of the prequel A New Beginning, and the novels Embers at Galdrilene, Tears of War, and Ashes and Spirits.


How do you enter?

Well, I’m going to do this a bit differently this time. I don’t really want to do Rafflecopter so instead, there are only one thing you need to do to enter.

1. Comment on this post telling me either why you love dragon stories or (if…

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My #RWBY Playlist

So, I finally got around to properly adding the second season of RWBY to my YouTube playlist. If you want to see all the existing–and official Roosterteeth sourced–videos, look no further. They’re all collected here. Come see the first American-made anime that Japan is raving about. It begins with the Red Trailer through the finale of season 2.

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Pushing kids to read books they don’t like


Yes. This. I have been asking since middle school. And I am old. :p

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Today I ran across an article about how Shakespeare is required in school whether or not kids have any interest in it all.

Then I ran across a summer reading program where they are paying kids to read. Kids read the books, write a report and send it in, then receive a check for up to 40.00 for their efforts. They can repeat this as often as they want throughout the summer. The catch, they have to read books on the list offered by the site who is doing this.

Then I ran across a post on Facebook about eating what you’re told when you’re a kid.


All of it started to connect in my mind and it bothered me. By forcing kids to read the books we think are classics (who the hell decided they were classics in the first place?), by forcing them to read from a strict…

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