The terrible, very bad, no good day

The terrible, very bad, no good day

The terrible, very bad, no good day

So, here I am – pondering my sitiuation, my life, again. It isn’t lik e I haven’t been here before but this time things are different. This time I am not kicking at the chains. This time I am relaxed, redolent or reminiscent. Yesterday was one of those days where no one wants to find themselves. I went to the hospital to see my hubby and had one eye on the clock the entire time. I knew of some place I wanted to go and I had a time I wanted to be there. When the time arrived, I left,

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Your writing: Go for it, right?

My very first foray into writing was in grade school. We had to write about the pilgrims as a Thanksgiving project. I remember drawing the cover to the “book”,  writing their “story” on the wide-lined pages inside, and finishing it with construction paper. I do not think it got any awards, aside from the ones my mama gave me. Thirty years later. when I expressed the desire to write a book,  she pulled it out and showed it to me. It had meant so much to her-a wannabe writer herself-that she kept that story about the pilgrims. She encouraged me

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Writing a novel first draft via Nanowrimo

Writing a novel first draft via Nanowrimo

Some of us have already ended Nanowrimo, and some of us are about to do so with the close of November. No matter if you have succeeded with the 50,000 words or not, we all have gotten SOMETHING on our work accomplished and isn’t that the whole purpose? This post is for those who are now holding that precious first draft. Rock on, you writer, you! GIVE IT A WHIRL I made my own story a nemesis this month by writing something from the seat of my pants, no outline, no idea what it would be. And it is a

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Excerpt for Schooled in Murder, Book Three of Shannon Wallace Mysteries

Excerpt for Schooled in Murder, Book Three of Shannon Wallace Mysteries

Today, I bring you an excerpt from my soon-to-be-released book, Schooled in Murder, book three in the Shannon Wallace Mysteries. SCHOOLED IN MURDER copyright KimSmith 2016 The fear of poverty sat on me like a screaming black cat digging its claws into my guts. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. I was a college graduate. I had a degree in English. I should have been a teacher with a retirement account slowly building itself a future. But God has a sense of humor and none of that had happened. If a boatload of green didn’t arrive on the horizon

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What is a plot bunny and why does Kim have one?

What is a plot bunny and why does Kim have one?

What is a plot bunny and why does Kim have one? I woke up with this idea: Wow…it’s Friday already????  Just kidding. I woke up thinking about my next book. And before I get off on that idea explanation, let me say THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! I checked my numbers and I was AMAZED at how many downloads we ended up from Disk of Death. I also wanted to say a SPECIAL thank you to those who have reviewed it. I am so grateful for you! For those who haven’t been following, we have had over 5000 downloads, and that is in ALL

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