Just Breathe

Snow

A deadline passes without the goal being accomplished. Then it sits in the mind, nagging away that the goal still needs doing, and other things are piling up around it, falling farther and farther behind. It becomes a snowball rolling downhill. It gathers bits and pieces of broken plans until it’s a giant mess, gathering… Continue reading Just Breathe

Stretching My Comfort Zone

I was told a while ago that I should start doing author panels at conventions. Umm, what? Me, in front of a bunch of people. That sounds terrible. The closest I've come so far is doing a short author reading at an outside event. I was terrified for just that brief exposure. However, the thought… Continue reading Stretching My Comfort Zone

Sneaky Beliefs

Pen and paper

Some beliefs sneak into our heads without us even being aware of them. It's a strange phenomenon. Then, down the road, we run headlong into those beliefs like they're the shadowy guy hiding in the alleyways of our minds. It's only when we see him in full daylight that we realize how truly ugly he… Continue reading Sneaky Beliefs

Sometimes It Gets Edited Out

Shell on Sand - Golden Shells Inspiration

Last week I posted about That Question. It’s one of the questions authors seem to get a lot. It goes something like this: “Where do you find your inspiration?” As many of you probably know, I’m working on a new adventure book to publish this August/September time frame. It originally started as a shorter adventure… Continue reading Sometimes It Gets Edited Out

That Question

inspiration - that question

Gracious! It's been far too long since I posted last. Before I dive into this post, let me just update everyone on the current book in progress. Mystery of the Golden Shells is now in the professional editor's hands! Now onto the regularly scheduled post 🙂 “Where do you get your inspiration?” This is probably… Continue reading That Question

In Other News

Discarded Dragons Books

First of all, I miss the interaction on the blog, so hello 🙂 This is just a quick pop-in again to update you on a couple things that are non-Work-in-Progress related. Both these things relate to Discarded Dragons. Number one, Discarded Dragons has been nominated for the Palmetto Scribe Awards that AtomaCon does each year… Continue reading In Other News

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

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