News from My Writing World: March 2019

by K. Kris Loomis in Writing

Happy March, everybody! ☘️ I know we’re all looking forward to St. Patrick’s Day, but did you know you could also celebrate National Cheese Doodle Day in March? Or National Napping day (the day after daylight savings begins…duh)? Or my favorite, National Get Over It Day! 🤷 WIP (Work in Progress) Update I’ve been hard at work […]

News from My Writing World: February 2019

by K. Kris Loomis in News from My Writing World

Happy February, everyone! ❤️ We all know that Valentine’s Day rules in February, so it only makes sense that this month is also National Creative Romance Month 🌹 and the American Heart Month ❤️. But did you know that it’s also the National Library Lovers Month 📚 and National Bird Feeding Month 🐦? I love books, birds, […]

News from My Writing World: January 2019

by K. Kris Loomis in News from My Writing World

Happy New Year, fellow readers and writers! 🍾 January is a refreshing month for me because I feel like I can finally breathe again after all the hoopla of the holidays. There are also a lot of fun national days in January to celebrate! January 13th is National Rubber Duckie Day (Rubber Duckie, you’re the one…🎵), […]

News from My Writing World: December 2018

by K. Kris Loomis in News from My Writing World

Happy December, everyone! 🎄 We all know that religious and secular observations will be celebrated all month, but did you know that December 4th is National Sock Day? 🧦 Or that the first Saturday in December is National Rhubarb Vodka Day?🍸 But perhaps the best of all is National Pfeffernusse Day on December 23rd. Who can resist […]

News from My Writing World: November 2018

by K. Kris Loomis in News from My Writing World

Happy November, everyone! Along with November giving families across the USA a reason to come together and collectively widen their waistlines, did you know that November was Peanut Butter Lovers Month? 🥜 What about International Drum Month? 🥁 And you writers out there know it’s National Novel Writing Month, right? ✍️ If you are participating in NaNoWriMo, I’d […]

The Murder of Leopold Beckenbauer: Scenes One and Two

by K. Kris Loomis in Fiction

SCENE ONE The audience was getting restless. Leopold Beckenbauer had been scheduled to begin the concert at 8:01, and it was now 8:20. I looked over at the stage area and saw Dennis whisper something to Kumar. Kumar, Superman tee shirt barely visible under his jacket, nodded his head and disappeared out the side door […]

News from My Writing World: October 2018

by K. Kris Loomis in News from My Writing World

Happy October, everyone! 🎃   You all know that Halloween dominates the tenth month of the year, but did you know that October was also National Dental Hygiene Month? 😁 How about National Reading Group Month? 📚 Or my personal favorite, National Cookie Month? 🍪 I plan on eating cookies while I read this month. 😉 How will you […]

News from My Writing World: September 2018

by K. Kris Loomis in News from My Writing World

September updates from the writing world of K. Kris Loomis!

Prologue to Surviving Revision: How One Writer Finished What She Started

by K. Kris Loomis in Writing

After I finished the vomit draft of my novel, I had a celebratory martini (with blue cheese stuffed olives…yum!), and then I put the manuscript aside like a good little author. I knew it needed to “sit” a while before I went back to it so that, presumably, I could see it with fresh eyes.

The Sinking of Bethany Ann Crane (Chapter One)

by K. Kris Loomis in Fiction

July 8, 1955 The men in the black sedans first arrived in Grover Springs, South Carolina the day Caleb Crane turned eighteen. Caleb was at Jolene’s beauty parlor when the strange cars drove past, not because he needed a haircut, but because his heart raced every time he was near the young beautician. It was […]

The Perfect Ring (A Drabble)

by K. Kris Loomis in Fiction

It took Jackson five months to find the perfect ring. He had been seeing Zena off and on for four years, and while he was not at first smitten, recently he had developed an attraction to her flirty personality and sense of humor. She got him. Zena smiled when he bounded into the beauty parlor and gestured […]