NaNoWriMo 2020

I’m excited to say that I’m once again jumping into the daily word count fray this year and participating in NaNoWriMo! I hadn’t planned to do NaNoWriMo this year. I mean, what a year it’s been. Surely there were other things I should be focusing on? Between all the writing I have done that I’veContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2020”

Mar 19 Photo

   I’ve sat in this hallway at least a hundred times. It’s where parents squat while waiting for their kids to be finished with ballet class. Today, between classes, waiting to pick my daughter up, I snapped off a quick photo. Normally it’s just an ordinary hallway. But with a light out at one endContinue reading “Mar 19 Photo”

NaNoWriMo 2014 Update

We’re twelve days into NaNoWriMo 2014. How are you doing? Have you cracked under the pressure? Are the words flowing out of you like silver streams of pure literature destined to alter the landscape of fiction as we know it? Are you plowing through your novel, letting the stream of consciousness spill from your mindContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2014 Update”

Short Short Short (Did I Mention Short) Fiction: Twitter Style

A writing festival started this week in NYC. It’s called Twitter Fiction Festival and it’s got a gathering of writers presenting their stories in microburst style. And not shlub writers. We’re talking names like RL Stine and Alexander McCall Smith. I love this idea. I think the primary reason I love it is because IContinue reading “Short Short Short (Did I Mention Short) Fiction: Twitter Style”

“The Dance”: A Short Story

In honor of Halloween, I’m posting the first ever short story I had accepted for publication. This appeared in 2004 in the genre magazine “Black Petals”. Hope you enjoy it! Happy Halloween! The Dance by Scott Lyerly © 2004 OLD JACOB SAT in a hard-backed chair in his living room. His hands were clasped beforeContinue reading ““The Dance”: A Short Story”

My Little Horror Writer

My younger daughter insists that she’s not scared of the things she’s scared of. This includes books, pictures, Scooby-Doo movies, and stories that other kids tell her. She denies it all, but come bedtime, it’s all lights blazing. What’s interesting is that she seeks out the things that scare her. Like a lot of fansContinue reading “My Little Horror Writer”