I did this book tag last year, and I thought I'd do it again since it was fun. Hope you enjoy it! How many books are you planning to read in 2023? Thirty-five! I already have two down. I usually read between thirty-seven to forty books a year, not including books I edit and beta … Continue reading New Year’s Book Tag
Next up forever (haiku)
Eye before the stormStanding upon a cliff's edgeThe same in the end Copyright © Robin LeeAnn
The dice rolled a sixty-three.We all cheered as you rose with your smile.You waved like we all shared the same happiness.But in reality, it was only for you. The dice rolled a twenty-seven.The crowd went silent as I stepped up.I was so close yet farther than the sky.To help, they tied cement shoes to my … Continue reading Dicey sea
Common writing mistakes #10
#10 — Adding too many details with commas Lately, I've had a few authors use commas to add detail after detail onto a sentence. But they don't realize how jam-packed the sentence becomes. Here are two fictional examples: Laurence came through the door, looking for answers, looking for something to turn his path around, and … Continue reading Common writing mistakes #10
Control your life
Sometimes I want to visit the world.Other times I want to watch the world burn. Sometimes I want to go somewhere with friends.Other times I just want to be alone forever. Sometimes I want to relax for a little while.Other times I work until I can’t walk anymore. But who are you to judge my … Continue reading Control your life
Should we keep writing ideas written down?
I have my own stash of writing ideas hidden away, but it's like I'm storing them for nothing. I don't even think I've looked at my journal ideas for over a year now. I check the ones on Pinterest every once in a while, but sometimes that's even is rare. It's like I find all … Continue reading Should we keep writing ideas written down?
A writer’s journey (part seven) – dead stop
It's been a while since I wrote one of these because I've been at a dead stop. I have multiple projects going at once, so it's hard to make a lot of progress in such a short time. I've been editing a query, which has gotten better. I've been going through my novel once more, … Continue reading A writer’s journey (part seven) – dead stop
Money!I love that word. Don’t you? It gives you hopeuntil you realize how empty your pockets are.In this world, we’re all just searching forMoney.Do you want some? So does our government.You can play the game of Life with them,but let’s see who ends up with moreMoney.It’s a drug, a dose of dopamine, a pill.Something we … Continue reading Fake happy
After writers send their work out to be critiqued, it can feel as if forever stands in front of them. Time has stopped. Even as life goes by, nothing happens. They wait, filled with butterflies. Days and months and years all feel like lifetimes. Perhaps it's because they're nervous. They sent their work—their child—out for … Continue reading Waiting forever