Wrapping my head around a new year…already?!

So, 2023 is right around the corner. Some people are getting ready to party and celebrate. Some are busy setting goals and making plans for the new year. Others are still wondering what the heck happened to 2022. I’m in that still-wondering-what-happened-to-2022 category. A sign of my age, I suppose. The years go by faster…

Holidays in Books

Our neighbors to the north recently celebrated Canada Day. Here in the US we have the 4th of July next Monday. It used to be one of my favorite holidays as a kid. My dad always set off fireworks, and we ate fried chicken and potato salad. Um um good. I’ve had THE THEATRE on…

Thieves… plagiarists and scammers

by Kathryn Jane Yesterday was my day to blog, and I tried, really tried to write about the recent blowup in the writing world. I wrote and deleted two long, wordy attempts to address the horrors of people stealing a writer’s hard work, and how thieves and the dirty underbelly of the writing world affected…

Have you lost your mind?

by Kathryn Jane I keep asking myself this question. Why? Because I’ve been told many, many times that a writer should always stick to one genre, yet in the span of just a few months I’m releasing four books, in three different genres. Why? Because I write what I want to write. What I feel….

Refusing to get my knickers in a knot!

by Kathryn Jane Lately I am rushing, scurrying, and barely on the brink of being on time. Why?  Oh, that answer is simple. Because I’m a procrastinator and tend to overbook myself. So here I am, a day late with my blog post, and this time it is because I’ve been fighting to get my…

Would A Real Man Say That?

by Kathryn Jane Good question. I am a woman, and therefore, as enlightened as I like to think I am, I still have a female point of view…which can sometimes be annoyingly skewed. As a writer, I am often writing in a male point of view and like to think I do a damned good…

WRITING FOR BOTH JOY AND CATHARSIS

Writing For Both Joy and Catharsis Writing is a uniquely individual pursuit.  Each writer has her own pace, her own style, and her own way of telling her stories. But the main reason most writers start to write is because of two reasons; either it provides her with great joy or for an opportunity for…