WriteOnCon – An Online Writing Conference

Ever wanted to attend a writing conference but didn’t have the funds or time?

Yeah, me too.

These things get expensive. Not only do you pay a couple hundreds bucks for your admission ticket and any “exclusives” that you’re interested in but you also have to pay for transportation, lodging, and other expenses.


After a lot of searching, I bumped into WriteOnCon. It’s an online writing conference. They have a huge sale going on and I just paid for admission to the conference and for the 50 page critique of my YA novel.

All for $110.

There are other services – some cheaper, some more expensive – but when compared to an in-person conference, all reasonably priced.

If anyone else is interested, the sale ends December 6th.

I’m hoping this will finally give me some insight into why my novel keeps getting passed by. My query seems to be working, as agents are reading pages, but no one is biting.

Maybe, with a little bit of professional assistance, someone will.



I’m Back!

Once again, I’ve had a prolonged absence from blogging. This time, it was caused by a combination of school, moving, and starting a new job. Well, the semester is over, I’m just about unpacked, and I’m starting to feel comfortable at work.

And none too soon. I’ve missed all my fellow bloggers!

So much has happened and I have so much to catch up on. I’ll be trolling blogs very soon – and I really can’t wait for it.

I’m working  on a real post but for now: cats in snow!


Kind Blindness

Silent whiteness 
Covers my heart 
Shields of ambiguity 
Protect my mind 
Leaving me wrapped in fog 
To stumble over headstones- 
Fallen angels with messages of grief 
Cracked at the tip 
Broken in the center 
No escape from the truth 
Mirrored darkness in my soul 
Knot of pain in my heart 
The light is blind 
The good all fail 
Innocence cannot last forever 
Breathe the dark 
Forget the pain 
Pull on past the storm ahead 
Leave agony in the abyss 
Feel the uplift of the soul 
As the veil falls down again 
Comfort combats a foot-hole in your mind 
Your everlasting pain forgotten 
Go through life in a blur 
Pretend nothing ever goes wrong 
Live your life in a state of kind blindness 


Share Your World 9-11-19


What’s the first thing you’d do if you won the lottery or came into a huge fortune? 

Ooooo, this is hard! There’s so much I would want to do! First, I’d put a chunk aside for future me. I’d also put a chunk towards my family as they are hurting and need help, but it’d be with conditions, that way, they wouldn’t waste the money. Basically, I’d encourage them to do things like go to school, open businesses, etc. Then, I’d put a huge chunk towards charities, stopping the rain forest from burning, and reforestation efforts. Oh yeah – I’d buy an island. Yeah, I’d def buy an island…

Which decade do you think had the best sense of style?

That would be now. I’ve developed what I like to think of as a “timeless style” that I can wear anytime without it giving away my age.

Would you rather be half your height or double your weight?

Oh hell no! I’m only 4’8″ so I can’t afford to lose any height – which also means I can’t afford to gain any weight. The shorter you are, the heavier you look. My gaining 20 pounds is the equivalent of 40.

If you wanted to get away from everyone totally, where would you hide?

If I told you, then you’d know… I don’t want anyone finding me by default!

What do you do that you love?  

I love spending time with my family, traveling, cooking, writing, reading, listening to music, painting, creating art out of recycled materials, and trying to find ways to save the world. What don’t I love? My job. It’s in accounting.


Melanie of Sparks from a Combustible Mind is the host of Share your World



Random Painting from my Collection
Random Painting from my Collection