I watched The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (the remake with Ben Stiller) last night and thought about how similar to Walter's life mine is. I mean, I’ve seen the movie before and knew then that I am oh-so-much like Walter Mitty, but in subtle ways I’m different. For instance, the fantasy at play within my… Continue reading The Secret Life of Jinxie G, Part I
One of the hardest things for an author to do is rework an old story, one that's been sitting on the shelf gathering dust for years. The reason this is difficult is because your writing has vastly improved over the years, and to go back and fix all of your mistakes takes not only an outsider's perspective on the story, which is difficult in itself, but also a sense of humility and courage. Even if you have an editor look at it, there's still so much wrong with it. So why bother? You bother with it because it's still a story you love, just as much as every one that flows from your fingertips, and you want to share that story.
I like to keep a file or doc for ideas--blog ideas, book ideas, short story ideas--but today's post comes from one I'd posted on another blog a couple of years ago. I'm revamping it a little to suit today's needs, and I do apologize for the lateness of today's post. I've been kind of busy… Continue reading In Dreams…Or How Ideas Come to Me
Darling minions, please welcome author R.C. Murphy to My Reality today. She has a new book out (and it's awesome) that she's promoting, and my vamp Shawn has decided he'd like to interview her. He usually interviews the authors around here, though it's been quite a while. You've never truly been interviewed, unless by a… Continue reading Interviewed by a Vampire – R.C. Murphy