are you stuck in the middle?

There is nothing more exciting than the moment when an idea invades your brain. Characters, settings, and scenes for that next story appear out of nowhere, or come in dreams, or when you’re sitting at a stoplight. (Why are those people honking at me?) So what do you do? You jot down a few notes…

the end is just the beginning…

The last ~4,000 words of my novel were well received at writers group last week. Satisfying, passionate, touching, emotional. Tied up all the loose ends. YES! I don’t want you to think my writer friends just say glowing things because if all they did was squee then I wouldn’t grow as a writer. (Please, if…

multiple genres & genes…

I’m beginning to wonder if writing in multiple genres is a genetic trait. You already know about me and my fiction if you’ve read the About page. My oldest son writes music (some for his day job!).  And like me, he composes in multiple genres. He has published everything from kids songs to electronica; he scored…

who is this kate person?

Oh come on. Admit it! Did you ever want to be someone else? Or want to have a different name? I know I did. As a kid, I didn’t really care for my given name. It was…different. My friends had ‘normal’ names like Mary, Nancy, Susan, Debbie, Karen. I was Charlene. You can’t exactly tell…

Let’s get started…

Haven’t even published the novel yet and here I am starting a blog specific to my adventures in fiction. I guess I’d started thinking about this as I crept toward the climax of my novel. That may have been about the time WordPress suggested I should buy the domain that I’d used for blogging since…