Coffee with Deb

*taking a sip of coffee* Morning is my favorite time of the day. The little jingle, waking up is Folgers in your cup, comes to mind. Now, you’ll be singing this all day. You’re welcome. While I don’t drink Folgers coffee, I sure do love my morning coffee. Morning routines have been a part of […]

Critique Matters

Hello! Today I have been working on a novel that I had abandoned. For what reason, I don’t know. I probably got off on another creative adventure. Shocking, huh! So, here’s what’s on my mind. I’d like to revisit this novel. I haven’t really fully edited it yet, but, I’d like to take an honest approach […]

Inspiration from a quiet place

Nighttime is quiet, other than the low hum of the diffuser, which large amounts of steam escape through the pin-like hole on the top. Drops of eucalyptus oil swirl around inside. I’m awake, too miserable to sleep. The coughs come quickly, yet profusely. I look across the room, dimly lit by the one lamp on […]


*sigh* You know what I’m saying, right? You’re cruising along with your WIP, in this case, NaNoWriMo, and life sticks its foot out and trips you up.  Ouch! I can sit and knit all day, think of potential scenes, but the moment that foot flies out, bam! So, how do we get it back? Some […]

NaNoWriMo Day 9

Whew! Got that done a bit more late today. Stuff happens, right? My husband came home from a business trip today, and we had dinner with our daughter. After a stop at Best Buy, we came home and I headed to my office to write. Word Count Accomplished. There are three rules to writing a […]

NaNoWriMo Day 6

Sigh… Writing every day is something I’m really beginning to enjoy. Though, I’m finding that having to do book edits, fill Etsy orders, errands, etc…It’s challenging at times. I won’t quit! I’m almost 7 days in (tomorrow). That makes it 1/5 of the word count completed. How about you? Have you found that writing is […]

NaNoWriMo Day 5

Day 5! Fantastic feeling, huh? Are you able to keep consistent with the word count of 1667? I am! Not that it was easy today. You see, this post is at almost 8:00 pm. That means I just finished. It truly was a horrible, no good day. It started with a sleepless night. I couldn’t […]

NaNoWriMo Day 4

Day 4…Take 1 (and the only take needed today) I’m so pleased with how the words are flowing. I sat down here at Panera Bread with my soup and coffee at about 12:30 pm. I ate first, then proceeded to write. It’s now 2:13 pm. That’s 1667 words in less than 2 hours. Fantastic, right? […]

NaNoWriMo Day 3

I’ve made it through Day 3…quite an accomplishment (so far). The day started okay. With the time change it did make it somewhat hard to realize the morning was s l o w l y going by. Knitting along, with coffee, took most of my morning, when I realized it was time to jump in […]