Joy is not a trick

The line is from Instructions for Traveling West by Joy Sullivan.  Joy is not a trick. It might not last but nothing lasts. Not truly.  Joy is not a trick. It’s a signal, telling you something is right. Life is good if you are still enjoying something.  Joy is not a trick. Or maybe itContinue reading “Joy is not a trick”

I’m worse than I thought and also better

The starting sentence is from Knee Sounds by Courtney Martin.  I’m worse than I thought and also better. I thought I could bite the bullet on anything but I couldn’t. Yet, learning that I couldn’t and wouldn’t was important. Learning about choice was important.  I’m worse than I thought and also better. There was alwaysContinue reading “I’m worse than I thought and also better”

Moonlake’s Writing Updates- Mar 2023

As of the time of writing, I’m delving into enneagrams in an attempt to get closer to my characters, an idea I had taken from K. M Weiland (I bought a Humble bundle containing two of her books last year and I recently read them). I’m quite confident that I have my male protagonist peggedContinue reading “Moonlake’s Writing Updates- Mar 2023”

When the moon came up…

Different than usual, the jump-off line is actually from the novel Lord of Emperors by Guy Gavriel Kay. For a while, I was doing Wild Writing daily so I had to supplement the Laurie Wagner videos with a source of my own. And that’s when I turned to fiction. I think the piece below isContinue reading “When the moon came up…”

Moonlake’s Writing Updates- Jan 2023

I am still battling on for the WIP. Currently, I am working on adding more obstacles to Act 2 and potentially Act 3 of my story.  I continue to be in my low energy phase with the WIP and I have cut down to one session per weeking day (5 times a week now) withContinue reading “Moonlake’s Writing Updates- Jan 2023”

Forgive yourself

The jump-off line comes from A Course In Miracles by Megan Freitag.  Forgive yourself the words of retort that you were too slow to say. Forgive yourself the fear and helplessness behind the dignity maintained in front of the public which everyone else saw as silence and passiveness. Forgive yourself the sleepless nights in whichContinue reading “Forgive yourself”

Moonlake’s Writing Update- October 2022

To be honest, my WIP hasn’t been going well at all. I’ve lost energy for more than a year now but I’m still inching along on it. And in September, I finally found the cause! Basically, I have a bunch of missing content that doesn’t support the book structurally. Practically, that  means I’m back toContinue reading “Moonlake’s Writing Update- October 2022”

Time peels away from the wall…

This time the starting prompt is actually from a Mandarin pop song titled Broken East Wind based on a poem by Su Shi (or Su Dong Po as he is better known as) the ancient Chinese poet which bears the same title as the pop song.  Time peels away from the wall. I look atContinue reading “Time peels away from the wall…”

Moonlake’s Writing Updates- March 2022

I’ve actually finished draft 0.82 of the WIP and I’m taking a rest for it for a while as per usual. That was in fact finished in February. I might need a little structural analysis time on it in April but I will cross that bridge when I come to it.  Currently I’m working onContinue reading “Moonlake’s Writing Updates- March 2022”