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Patchwork Wordsmith

Last weekend was rather fantastic. Because it was a three-day weekend, I had the opportunity to get all of the logistics out of the way by early Saturday afternoon with two full days still remaining to do as I liked. Obviously, part of that time was spent working on my second novel. I also read over some of the finer details with regard to publishing and came several steps closer to finalizing a release date…

Maintaining Focus and Consistency Throughout a Series

Just as my primary focus was on Duality while I was writing it, my focus is now on my current novel. That isn’t to say, though, that I don’t have an eye cast upon future books. I’ve mentioned before how I have several projects in the works. To be frank, I have enough material to keep me busy well into the year 2020 – to start. Inside that bag of goodies is a series that will span…

How Deep is Too Deep?

One of my characters has made me angry. Well, it’s more accurate to admit that I wrote a section of a chapter during which I caused a character of my creation to do something that, ultimately, made me angry. In case you don’t recall my saying so previously, I am an organic writer. What that means is that I create the opening to a novel, decide upon how it might end, and then create a…

What Happens When Dreams are Lost?

If your dreams don’t come true the way you hope, should they be abandoned? One of my coworkers stopped me while passing in the break room last week. She asked how things are going with the novel. Another coworker was present, and his ears perked up at the announcement that the book is now finished and in the hands of the beta readers. She congratulated me, asked that I keep her posted, and we all…

We Have Reached Beta!

I realize that there has been radio silence here at Always Ametra as of late. But, for good reason! For the last three weeks, I have spent roughly 18 hours out of every weekend doing nothing but writing. Yes, I continued to write every evening during the week after work, but it became the norm to get in on Friday before 5 pm and spend the next eight hours at my desk writing and editing…

Reading is Fun and Mental

Last night, I finished reading a novel that I started sometime last August or September. It isn’t because I’m slow at reading by any means. I can usually, when Life allows, plow through the average novel in a day or so. The reason this particular novel took so long to complete is because I couldn’t find a redeemable character anywhere in it. The novel, based upon historical accounts of actual events, was well put together.…

Taste This!

I’ve decided to post another installment of Taste This! so that I can share one of my favorite recipes with you. This one, just like the last installment, is a dessert recipe – one of my favorite to make. It’s quick, easy, and delicious. Mind you, I won’t always post desserts. There will definitely be some savory dishes showcased. Admittedly, though, I do have a rather active sweet tooth. Bread pudding is a dessert typically made…

From Conception to Fruition

It’s been roughly ten months since I started writing Duality. There wasn’t much about the day itself that stands out for me now, except the feeling I had that things were going pretty well overall. I was at work removing things one at a time from my task list when a call came in. I’ve mentioned that call here before: an irate woman by the name of Marjorie decided that it was her job to tell me…

Programming Note

I’ve been sidelined by a wicked bit of flu for over a week now. It left me with barely enough energy to do much and, now that I’m starting to be up and around again, I’ve been catching up on things I was otherwise unable to do during that time. One bit of fun I found in my sickbed was to go back through some of my blog posts and transform them into videos. This one was…

Waves of Inspiration

Water is considered to be a conduit for many things. Some video games have portrayed water as the means to move between realms. It was also highlighted in the movie, “Constantine,” when the title character filled a bathtub with water, assisting another with her travel from our world to Hell after she was submerged.  I don’t know that my experiences are anywhere near as deep as that, but I can definitely say that I’ve gotten some…