Pity Party Pep Talk

The wind is howling today.  It is sill cold, though March is almost half-over.  They might be used to that kind of thing up north, but down here in Oklahoma it’s downright daunting.   You’d think I’d at least be happy with sunshine, but it only makes me wish I …

February!

Okay, I’m probably not the only one in the area, but I am getting really hyped about spring.  I know what the groundhog said, but February is when the garden thinking starts in earnest around my house. We have tons of seed we saved from last year, and I’m looking …

OWFI Contest Deadlines, Novel Progress and More

It’s a week into January, and I’ve started revisions on my first novel-length work, Bone Sliver.  I’m nearly done with chapter two (fixing plot holes, slowing the pace, deepening characters, developing side-stories, etc) and will be starting chapter three by day’s end with any luck.  The last couple of months …

Working on the Website

I’ve been working on the website, all the livelong night….. Okay, hopefully I’m not the only one who sang it.  Anyhoot, this is basically a test post to see if my Facebook app on my website, dechandlerwrites.com is working, and what will happen to the post once it’s published.  It’s …

33,000 Words and Counting!

Well I’m sitting right at 30,000 words on my first novel length work. It’s probably about as far to the end as it is from the beginning, and I’m still both ecstatic and terrified. I get stuck sometimes, but then I live my life for a few days and go …

Photography and Art Classes

Well, having taken most of my initial creative writing classes, I am ready to start photography and art this semester when school starts.  In late August, I will pack up my new toy (camera) and go to school to learn how to make it work its magic.  Then it’s off …