2017 – Here I come!

2017For many years, I set writing goals. I looked back – I have graphics going back to 2013 and I may have done it before then. You may remember that I didn’t set any goals for 2016. To quote Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman”: Big mistake. Big. Huge. Continue reading “2017 – Here I come!”

Bouchercon 2016: I Am Ready for Launch

Mary Sutton / @mary_sutton73

It all started with a short story.

Well, that’s not exactly accurate. But to get to the beginning, we have to jump in the Way Back machine and rewind to October 2015. Continue reading “Bouchercon 2016: I Am Ready for Launch”

Lessons from rose bushes

Mary Sutton / @mary_sutton73

Along the side of my house, the western side, are five rose bushes. There used to be six, but one got smashed years ago when the siding guys dropped some materials on it. They paid for it, but I never got around to replacing it.

These are hardy antique roses, suited for the sometimes harsh western Pennsylvania winters. They also require little care because I have what might be generously referred to as a brown thumb. Continue reading “Lessons from rose bushes”

SinC September Blog-hop

by Mary Sutton / @mary_sutton73

My blog schedule has been a little erratic lately. Of course, my life has been a little erratic, too – especially since returning from WPA on September 7 (and my brain is still whirling from the experience, it was that epic).

But shortly after returning, I got an email from SinC National about a SinC-up event for bloggers. It’s pretty simple. They offered a list of questions and I had a choice what to answer and how much detail. Choices included: Continue reading “SinC September Blog-hop”

How I Do It (My Brief Foray Into Outlining)

by Mary Sutton / @mary_sutton73

5206587246_2a1032f253There seems to be a trend of posts on various blogs this summer. Namely, “how do you write?” posts. Do you outline? Are you a pantser (just write the story)? Somewhere in between?

I’ve come to the conclusion that there isn’t really a word for how I write. Continue reading “How I Do It (My Brief Foray Into Outlining)”