Kathleen’s Daily Specials: Irrational Terror and Crippling Self-Doubt

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

I’m rolling my eyes at myself as I begin my “Writing Fears” post. I’m an anxious sort. I’m afraid of tons of things. In fact, my daily specials include irrational terror and crippling self-doubt.  Yesterday, Lisa wrote about her fear of losing her work. I’ve got that fear-base covered, too. Will I spill tea on my computer and fry it before I can back it up? Will the cloud implode?…


The Conquest of It

Monday, October 30, 2017

I really don’t like talking about fear. Oh, little fears, sure. I detest rollercoasters because I’m sure they’re going to break and kill me, I’ve been known to dive under picnic tables to get away from wasps which are clearly dark minions sent forth from the bowels of hell, and my horror of open water has been reinforced for decades by nightmares and augmented by that time my baby sister almost…


You Can’t Kill The Boogeyman!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Halloween is my favorite holiday next to Christmas and not just because of the candy (although it’s a pretty sweet bonus). Each year I look forward to horror movie marathons, haunted houses, and ghost stories. I love the darkness the season brings. There is something about the thrill, the adrenaline rush of being scared shitless following by the beautiful relief. I wish publishing had that type of effect on me,…


My Biggest Fear is Running Out of Snacks

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween is a big deal in my hometown of Madison, Wisconsin. Around here, more people decorate for Halloween than they do for Christmas. We usually get about 100 trick-or-treaters at our house. In fact, as I assess our munitions, I’m thinking I’d better head back to the store for another bag or two of peanut butter cups before the big day. Running out of food is one of my big…


Deb Joanne’s Spooky Psyche

Happy Halloween! I’m not going to trick you today, but maybe I’ll give you a little treat—a peek into the psyche of this writer.  Maybe that’s not much of a treat at all, but hey, it’s calorie free! So this week’s theme is What scares you most about writing (and I guess by extension, publishing)? Oh, that’s easy.  How about: EVERYTHING! But in the interest of brevity, I’ll talk about…

Monday, October 31, 2011