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As a non-native English writer, writing dialogues that sound real and natural can be a struggle sometimes. Although, to be honest, I feel like I write better in English than my native language.
I wonder what it says about my patriotism. Hmmm…
Anyway, still, writing realistic but properly structured character conversations proved to be a tedious task. And it’s not helping that there are so many guidelines: Continue reading
I don’t know about you but I’ve been in a funk lately. And it’s not just the usual I-can’t-think-of-anything-to-write phase. It’s more like the you-suck-and-everything-you-write-sucks-hahaha-you-loser kind of funk.
To be honest, the only thing that’s keeping me from embracing that funk is the fact that if I don’t write I won’t earn any money. If that happens, well, let’s just say that my piling bills and life in general will be unkind.
I’ll probably end up as a beggar just after a week-long sabbatical.
“Writing a mystery novel is easy,” they said. “Progressing the plot is no sweat,” they said.
Kidding. Nobody said that.
But I thought it was.
When I started the Lacey’s Murder Case, I thought I had the plot figured out. After all, it’s kind of formulaic and not a hard-boiled mystery (although I’m dreaming of writing one in the future).
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Date: January 7, 2014
10:35 AM Dollar sat on my face, rudely interrupting my date with a guy who could give Ian Somerhalder a run for his money.
10:36 AM Quick cuddle with my dog. Smiled into space, recalling the hot date vividly. Realized it was just a dream. Smile deflated.
10:40 AM Checked e-mails. Client A hadn’t paid for the work done yet. It’s been 24hours. Felt a sense of panic (read: Paranoia). Did something bad happen to Client A? Hoped not. There are still bills to pay.
11:00 AM Dragged my feet out of bed. Continue reading
First off, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Did you have a blast welcoming 2014? I sure did.
Now with a new year comes a list of New Year’s “Are They Realistic Or Not” Resolutions. I actually stopped writing mine years ago. When I was still serious (LOL) and determined (LOL) to work on achieving them.
Because if truth be told, of all the resolutions I’ve written, I only always managed to cross off one or two items on the list. Can’t blame a girl for trying, amirite? Continue reading
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“Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.”
— Dr. Seuss
Whad’ya know? Chapter 6 is out!
Lacey’s Murder Case (A Lacey Thompson Humor Mystery) Chapter 6:
I’m not going to tell you that Jessica took it lightly. Because she didn’t.
In fact, after I told her about the call, she looked at me with judging eyes. Like I confessed to a heinous crime. Well, I couldn’t really blame her.
The love of her life was found dead. And most likely killed by a mysterious murderer. Who presumably made that call. That I stupidly dismissed.
Boy, it sure did suck to be me right now….Read more here!