Thirty minutes had gone by before Shelby's head stopped spinning and she ran out of tears, her breathing heavy from not being able to inhale through her nose. Wiping her tears with both palms, she looked at the tattoos on her left hand. Years ago three of her fingers had been beautifully detailed with three … Continue reading Bellissimo In Ogni Modo [Beautiful In Every Way] Shelby Part 3
With thoughts of cruelty racing through her mind, Shelby could not keep herself from looking down at the new bathroom floor scale that Gabriel had recently purchased just for her. The last time she had placed her small shapely feet upon that soulless digital creation, She had gasped, then quickly leaped back to the tile … Continue reading Beautiful In Every Way [Bellissimo In Ogni Modo] Shelby Part 2
December 2011 The first thought Shelby had when she woke up in her king-sized bed, the wall next to the bed needed to be cleaned. She had forgotten about the coffee cup that had fallen off of the nightstand last week during a heated argument with her boyfriend. The glass mug did not break, but … Continue reading Beautiful In Every Way [Shelby Chapter] Part 1
As I slowly inch my way closer to the finish line, I can't help but come back again and again to everything that is Shelby. Not only is Shelby one of the two main characters from my novel, but she has also required the most research and the most time. After all, Shelby is a … Continue reading Bellissimo In Ogni Modo [Shelby Introduction]
Not too many years ago, I was spending my days with...well...a rebellious sort of people. I'm not going into specifics, I'll just say not entirely within the boundaries of law and order. Depending on who you're related too, or who your friends are, sometimes that's just how it is. Anyway, four years ago I considered … Continue reading My F****d Up Sense of Humor!
This morning I'm doing some reflecting, contemplating the distance that I have traveled during the past twelve months. I will not be speaking on the details, they would only cast a shadow upon my day. Besides, it is not the dark and tragic details of the struggle, but immerging into the light that is important. … Continue reading Thankful & Grateful
As I continue down the path of Novel Creation, I continue down the path of building relationships. Which relationships? The relationships between myself and the characters I've both created, and become somewhat emotionally attached to. I discovered my love of books at a young age. Somewhere around the sixth grade, a good friend of mine … Continue reading WWW [World of Writing of Women] Part 2
After struggling with my dying cell phone for two weeks, I finally made the time to purchase a new phone, the phone that I've been wanting for months. Once again I can write on the go, and when I'm not at home with my laptop. Over the last 24 hours, we've got 12" of snow … Continue reading So Nice To Be Back!
My cell phone has been struggling the last few weeks. Although only six months old, phone years seem to be very similar to dog years, and I've come to believe that I may be pushing my luck well past the advisable limits. What does all of this babble mean? Since I do most of my … Continue reading I’m on my way back now!
I've been pushing hard, committing long hours towards my novel. Every extra minute that I can scrape up after my two jobs, classes, other writing projects, and the rest of my life, I'm dedicating towards research and the creation of beautiful words. I say beautiful words because I have become a man who loves words. … Continue reading Always Writing [and reading]