All About Endings

If I learned anything from this semester at college, it’s that a strong finish can make you or break you. Confession time: All semester my Math grade teetered back and forth between a B and a D.  I knew I was never coming out of a math class with a …

Post Conference Slump and Craziness

So, you might have guessed by now, that I didn’t get pictures at the conference.  Ran off and left my camera, sitting in its pack in the living room floor.  The conference was great though, and I did take notes.  Here’s the thing.  I haven’t posted here in nearly a …

Nimrod Conference and More

Tomorrow I will be attending Nimrod Journal’s annual writers’ conference at TU.  This conference is smaller than some, and offers several concurrent panels and classes.  They also offer one on one critique sessions with an editor.  The most affordable conference I’ve ever heard of, the cost is only $50.00 without …

New Semester and Chapter 9

School will be starting Monday for me, but if my grades hold, I will graduate with my Associate’s degree this year.  Starting Fall 2015, I plan to be pursuing my Bachelor’s.  Still looking at transfer college options, but OSU and NSU are likely candidates.  Not sure what I’ll do after …

New Page and Story

Heya all! I have just posted a new short story.  “Hand of Justice” is now listed in the brand new page Flash Fiction here at dechandlerwrites.com ! Give it a look!  If you like it and would like to get all the latest updates on the site, my life, and writing, along …

A Word From the Feline Overlord

And that was exactly the look she gave me as kitty took over my map as I was world-building a while back.  As I was working on an urban fantasy, I was using an actual world map, which kitty decided was a great place for her to flop.  After a …

An Aspiring Writer’s Life, Summer 2014

If I thought summer was going to be slow and relaxing, I think I have another thing coming.  With Intermediate Algebra class and learning the ins and outs of self-publishing, along with novel revisions, photography practice, class scheduling for fall, gardening and chores, I’m not sure just how much relaxing …

Conference, Finals and Summer!

Well, what a whirlwind the last week or so has been!  Say that three times fast.  It felt like I lived it three times fast.  I love, love, love the conference the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation puts on every year, but it is a busy three days. If you take advantage …

Back On Track

(But maybe with a new direction…)   Okay, so the book is going much slower than anticipated, but the longer I wait, the more I think it needs.  That is alright, I think.  I want it to mature into a good book.  In the mean time, still working on the …

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 …