Tag Archive | writing

I Need a New Plan

At the end of the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), Mr. Wonka reminds Charlie, “don’t forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he always wanted”…“He lived happily ever after.” I find myself in the somewhat less fanciful shoes of the fictional man. I’ve had the same goal and plan for decade. […]

Guilty Pleasure

Guilty pleasures are things that may be slightly embarrassing for a profession, mature adult to confess to do and enjoying. I am not giving up anything for Lent; however, I thought I would confess to some of my guilty little pleasures. I play Candy Crush at lunch. Those addictive little colored candies are a ‘gateway’ […]

Don’t Date the Hero

When I was a kid, there was a running joke in my family, “you never want to be the hero’s girlfriend (or best friend)”.  It’s always the girlfriend that gets attacked/kidnapped/murdered. We were big fans of Mel Gibson – before he was a whacked out male chauvinist, Arnold Schwarzenegger – before the nanny baby scandal […]

What’s Your Monster?

I can barely believe that it has been a year since I collaborated and helped publish “All the Lovely Creatures”. It was a free anthology of fantasy and horror undertaken by GoodReads group, Paranormal & Horrors Lovers. It was a great experience. All of the writers were enthusiastic and supportive throughout the process. One of […]

It’s harder when it’s work

There is the expression, “do something you love and you’ll never ‘work’ a day in your life”. I’m not sure that’s true. – Yes, finding a job you don’t hate is important, but is still gonna be ‘work’. (The only exceptions I can think of are if you are fortunate enough – lottery, inheritance or […]

I want this woman to be my Grandma

What’s worse? Your daughter writing paranormal romance…or your grandmother? I had my own apprehension and minor embarrassment when I revealed I wrote a book about ‘vampires having sex’. But I empathize with children of 70+ year old writer of “mommy porn” (that term makes me uncomfortable). Under the pen-name, Desiree Holt has published over 100 […]

I have an iPad…now what do I do with it.

…more exactly I have my husband’s gently used iPad. He got a new mini, which is ironic because I’m mini and he is a giant (but adorable). Now I have one of the coolest, most coveted technological inventions of all time…and no idea what to do with it.(except how to play Angry Birds) Yes, I […]