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One Down, One to Go!

Journal Book - writing

I'm popping in really quick to let everyone know that the rough draft for the next adventure book is complete!!!! WordPress and my forgetfulness kind of ruined the surprise of which adventure I'm working on because I was updating things on the website this week and WordPress posted to Facebook already. But in case you… Continue reading One Down, One to Go!

Soul Days and Steam Days

Mug of Cider - Set Up Adventure Story

There's a moment when I walk into my office each morning, coffee in hand, when I see the sunshine streaming through the windows and feel the day open up before me, full of possibilities. It's a beautiful, soul calming moment. Then I open my computer and the work begins. Sometimes that beautiful soul-moment stays with… Continue reading Soul Days and Steam Days

Quaking Soul Review from The Lily Cafe

The Lily Cafe Quaking Soul Review

I tried to reblog this yesterday but it somehow never showed up... not sure what I did wrong, but the following review made my day. Follow the link to read Kat's review of Quaking Soul at her blog The Lily Cafe. I can’t say how encouraging it is for me as I work on the… Continue reading Quaking Soul Review from The Lily Cafe

It’s Like a Muscle

Piano - Muscle Memory

Logically I know that if I work out regularly, my muscles will grow stronger. If I practice piano regularly, I’ll slowly improve my sight-reading, my playing, and even the muscle memory in my hands. If I write regularly then… I’m amazed that we treat our brains differently than we do the rest of our bodies.… Continue reading It’s Like a Muscle

Achievable or Not?

Journal Book - writing

I've had this very strange, and lovely, phenomenon happen in the last couple months. Readers, not many but a couple, have contacted me asking when the next book will be out. EEEK! I never in my wildest dreams thought this would happen. I dearly want to give these readers more to read. Here's the kicker, they're not… Continue reading Achievable or Not?

On the Doorstep of December 2021

Coffee and Fire

I've started this post three or four times. Sometimes the writing just flows, other times it comes in dribbles and it's hard to express all that's brewing inside my mind. This is one of those times. I know what I'd like to say, but it's not appearing in the words I type. Perhaps keeping it… Continue reading On the Doorstep of December 2021

Thankfulness

Aspen

As today is Thanksgiving in the United States, I thought I'd pause to thank everyone who's encouraged and supported me so far in my writing journey. I've grown to love the interaction on the blog and even have people I consider friends but who I've never met simply through blogging. It's a wonderful thing. So… Continue reading Thankfulness

Crazy Muscle Memory

Penmanship Practice - Muscle Memory

Our memories, particularly our muscle memories, are the craziest things. Last week I posted about a Jake Weidman tedtalk on penmanship. As a fun exercise, and as something to practice together, my dad and I have started to work on our penmanship. We’ve played around with different pens—fountain pens with their inks, gel pens, regular… Continue reading Crazy Muscle Memory