Postwritum is a Serious Condition and is Very Real #Postwritum #NaNoWriMo

Postwritum The birth of a novel can trigger a jumble of powerful emotions, from excitement and joy to fear and anxiety. But it can also result in something you might not expect — depression. Many NaNoWriMo writers experience the “postwritum novel blues” after completing their first 50,000 words in just 30 days, which commonly include mood swings, crying spells, anxiety and difficulty sleeping. Novel blues typically begin within the first two to three days after winning NaNoWriMo, and may last for up to two weeks. But some NaNoWriMo writers experience a more severe, long-lasting form of…

From the Journal of Gwendolyn Parker: Private Investigator #OriginalFiction

***Brief Intro from the author. As I was getting ready for NaNoWriMo, I had 2 ideas that I had been bandying about for NaNoWriMo. Then, out of the blue I had an idea to write a P.I. story, about a secret society and other such shenanigans. I wanted to write something that set the tone for the main character, so I wrote up a Journal entry, where in she tells the conclusion to one of her own cases in her own words. It’s the perfect way to introduce the character…

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions #NaNoWriMo

I have a decision to make. A rather tough one. I have 2 ideas that I am outlining for the upcoming NaNoWriMo event in November. Both are sound ideas, but in the immortal words of the Highlander, “there can be only one!” At least there can be only one that I use as my NaNoWriMo novel. In case you missed my other post on the matter, or this is your first time reading my blog, I will be participating in the NaNoWriMo event this year. What is NaNoWriMo? According to…

A Very Very Short Story – Original Fiction #horror

* As a brief kindness to the reader, it may be valuable for you to read the following “A Very Very Very Very Short Story” and then “A Very Very Very Short Story.” It is ultimately your choice, however; they are directly connected to the tale that you are about to read, and as their titles suggest – they are exceptionally short reads. Regardless, enjoy this miniature tail of the macabre. * Gopal woke up of his own accord in a darkened room. He allowed his eyes a brief respite to adjust to the…

The Absurdity of Life: Prologue – Original Fiction #BradSeesAll

***Brief note from the author. The Absurdity of Life is a fun little satire wrapped in a farce masquerading as social commentary. A tale of a country divided during a secret alien invasion. The lives of many will be told, and their seemingly unconnected walks through life will be pulled together in the most absurd way, culminating in an interplanetary event that will altar the course of human history. It’s gonna be one hell of a wild ride. Don’t miss it! Disclaimer: The views represented in this novel are not necessarily the views…

Bob’s Dangling Solution – Original Fiction – #BOB

*** Note from the author: this is one of a handful of Bob tales available for you to read. If you are demented and enjoyed this, please also read the following tales of Bob’s disturbed dementia here – Bob Files His Taxes & Bob Returns a Video Tape to Blockbuster *** Bob’s Dangling Solution Bob reached his hand out from across his bed to hit the snooze button on his alarm. The alarm had not gone off, but all the same he smacked the button just to show the clock…

What a Week That Was… #readmyblog #dammit

What a week! It’s a been a roller-coaster trying to maintain this monstrosity of a blog the last few weeks. With so much going on in my personal and professional life, it’s been difficult to keep up with this non-paying part time job. But I’m back like a Spinal Tap this week! A full slate of content was unleashed on the masses: bed head, the start of an original story, movie reviews, and a web comic! Plenty to keep you entertained for quite a while. If you ever wanted to…

Thrice in a Lifetime: Chapter 1 – Original Fiction #TIAL

*** A brief note from the author: Your about to read the first draft of the first chapter of a novel I have been working on for awhile now. The concept is simple, Maverick McCormick wakes up without a memory in his head. Desperate to figure things out, his memories start to come back to him, but are they in fact his memories? Is he really this person? What you are embarking on, is the journey of a person who lives three lives simultaneously and in random intervals – never…

A Very Very Very Short Story – Original Fiction #horror

* As a brief kindness to the reader, it may be valuable for you to read the following “A Very Very Very Very Short Story” first. It is ultimately your choice, but they are directly connected. Regardless, enjoy this miniature tail of the macabre. * A cold deluge of water blasted Lisa in the face, rudely waking her from a slumber that she could not remember taking. The sound of a bucket hitting the ground could be heard as footsteps receded and a door at the other end of the…

Whatever it Takes, Chapter 1: Echo Wolf – Original Fiction

Before you read the story that follows, please take a brief moment to read this message from the Author: I love spies. I love everything about them. The mystery, the drama, the intrigue, shadowy organizations, double lives, plots that topple governments and change the world around us. James Bond, Derek Flint, Matt Helm, John Steed and Ms. Peel, Solid Snake, Nikita, and many more, captured my heart at an early age and never let go. I have been slowly working on a spy yarn, mostly outlines and possible plot threads,…