#WhateverWednesday – Fall Writing Tag

I thought this looked like a fun and interesting tag when I saw it over on Nell Iris’s blog so I’m swiping it. Nell discovered it on our mutual friend, Amy Tasukada’s YouTube channel, and it was originally posted by Alexandra Roselyn on her YouTube channel. The links go straight to their fall writing tag posts, so be sure to check out those, too! Crunching Leaves – The Perfect Sound. What …

#MeMeMonday – A progress update

I supposed #MeMeMonday means it’s all about me and/or what I’m up to. This week, anyway, it’s about what I’m working on with my writing. In the past I’ve only ever tried working on one story at a time. I didn’t think I could focus on more than that. That policy let to some nasty dry spells when the muse for a particular story wasn’t cooperating. So, I thought I’d …

Skipping Flash Fiction Friday (Again)

Once again, time got away from me and I don’t have a Flash Fiction Friday post to put up.  I think it’s time for me to accept that rather than pushing myself to do it every week, it should become more of a random thing. I’ll still write bonus scenes, alternate POV scenes, and even the occasional alternate universe scene for my existing stories, and I’ll still write flash scenes …

Writers Not Writing Tag – #WritersNotWriting #AboutMe

I’m once again shirking my regular Flash Fiction Friday commitment (busy week), but I’ll carry over the words left in the comments last week and really, really, try to get another one up next Friday. In the meantime, I’m going to steal this tag that originated on YouTube, but works for bloggers, too. 😁 I first saw this tag on Amy Tasukada’s YouTube, then later on Nell Iris’s blog. It originated …

My Not-Flash-Fiction-Friday Post

So sorry, but I ran out of time and didn’t get a flash fiction post written for this week. There’s a slight possibility I’ll get it done during the day Friday and simply post it later than usual, but most likely I’ll carry over the two words I received in the comments last week (yearning – heart) and use them in next week’s post instead. → Feel free to add …

I Revamped the Website’s Menu

While researching how to remove a page from the menu while still keeping it live to look at via a link**, I figured out how to add individual blog posts to the website menu. Why would I want to do that? Because I’ve written a lot of flash fiction and bonus scenes for my publications that are in blog posts. They’d been accessible via category links, but it was still …

Happy New Year!

I love this quote from Oprah Winfrey: “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us  to get it right.” I vow to apply this spirit to my personal life, even though I feel my impact on many important issues that affect me are outside of my control. Which brings to mind this Margaret Mead quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; …

Happy Holidays!

I know it’s hard for many of us to think of “hope” after the recent election, but I’m going to try. I hope the resistance is successful and the damage is minimal. My love to all, wishing you happiness today and in the coming year.

Why so Surprising?

Something that’s jumped out at me a few times while reading reviews of my books is words to the effect that the reader was “surprised” the book was so good. I’m kind of torn between being cheered that the reader/reviewer did end up enjoying the story, and being a bit dismayed that they were surprised by that outcome. Side note: Yes, I always read every review I find whether it’s on …

Happy Thanksgiving! (in the USA)🍗

’Til Death Do Us Part has a “what am I thankful for?” Thanksgiving scene in one of the flashbacks, and To Love and To Cherish culminates on Thanksgiving Day, likewise including one of those scenes. Oddly enough, it’s never been a part of my own family’s tradition, but I’d like to post one here. What Addison is Thankful For My wonderful editor at JMS Books, LLC who will stop cringing when …

Coffee, Anyone?

No, thank you. I love the smell, but I’ve never acquired a taste for the stuff. I feel like a bit of an outsider with all the coffee memes I see on my Facebook feed every day. My coffee aversion isn’t simply due to caffeine avoidance. I don’t drink decaf, either. I can deal with tea, but don’t particularly favor it. If I’m going to drink something hot, it’s going to …

3 x 3 WiP and Tag, You’re It

Heloise West, the brilliant author of Loose ID’s Heart and Haven series (Hitting Black Ice and Send Lawyers, Guns, & Roses), etc., has tagged me in the 3 x 3 WiP tag-around. I’ve been seeing a version floating around Facebook where just the first line of each of the first three chapters is shared, but this version calls for the first three lines of the first three chapters, so that’s what …

I Take Back My Last Post!

After playing around here with my shiny new WordPress account I find I like it much better than Blogger, so I take back my last (and only, up until this point) post, Blogger Is Where I’m Active. I am going to turn this WordPress account into my primary blog/website. The pages are still under construction, but I’ll get there. Turns out it’s quite user-friendly, so it’s just a matter of …

Blogger is Where I’m Active

I opened a WordPress account to make it easier to comment on WordPress blog posts. Perhaps in the future I’ll build this up to mirror my Blogger. In the meantime, to see what I’m up to check out my Blogger page: http://addison-albright.blogspot.com Or my Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/addison.albright I don’t actually post to my Facebook “profile,” but if you want to prompt me to follow you back, friend me here, too: https://www.facebook.com/addison.albright.profile I’m …