NaNoWriMo Day 2

Are you participating? Day one was idea generating for me. Day two… I’m excited and I hope you are too!

Confidence

Karibu Reader! Have you ever experienced doubt? You get that question coming up through all the other noise bugging you and asking if you really are what you say you are, if you’re really doing what you think you’re meant to be doing. When the little doubt I still possess creeps up on me, I…

Old Inspiration

The art of finding inspiration from something old doesn’t require practice.

It’s your thing. Do what you wanna do.

Karibu Reader and Happy Father’s Day! Toronto is finally warm and I find myself inexorably pulled outside basking in the sun. As an author trying to offer entertainment to readers, I’m often baffled by the notion of trying to get fans. If I were to approach a random person (she’s a black woman like me)…

Rebels UNTIE!

Karibu reader! I hate rules. Don’t you? I dislike being told what to do and sometimes have to check myself before I rebel simply because someone told me what to do. I never thought of myself as a rebel and still don’t regard myself as one, but try telling me what to do see what…

Dreaming

Karibu! I hope your week has gone swimmingly and that your anticipation for weekend proggie* is almost at its zenith. An article I read this morning has absorbed me completely. I’m a fan of science fiction and I mostly write science fiction and fantasy. I write about the things I love. I’m constantly scouring the…

Working for pay

Karibu! Come in, sit down, let’s chat! Sometimes the itch to get my work out to the World is so crazy, I just want to post my precious intellectual property out there for everyone to read and enjoy. There are times I have. Mostly my best friend and sometimes co-author will come up to me…

The Art of Selfishness

Karibu! Is it warm where you are? Toronto has been hit by some unusually cool weather so when it is warm… I’m just cool like that. Today, during my daily cobweb cleaning I had a thought about my writing. Mostly, I write because I want to be able to tell a story that I would…

Black holes close by

Karibu! How are you? I hope you are well. Recently, I sent a request out to join a group of people in an online social group. At first the experience was incredible because people there seemed to like the same things I liked. I chatted and talked and gave my opinion to anyone who had…

People Pleasing

Jambo! (means hello) Was yesterday as fabulous for you as it was for me? Yes? No? I got to walk in the rain and jump in puddles. A group of fantasy writers came together to talk about the cliches commonly found in RPGs and novels. Apparently, there is a common theme dealing with giant rats…