Detours

I love the journey of self-publishing. The road's challenging, rewarding, frustrating, and always a learning experience. One thing I don't totally love about it, however, is that it's so dependent on my schedule. I know, I know, that sounds odd. I hear the comments now, "But you can make your own work schedule," "You can… Continue reading Detours

I’m Alive!

Quaking Soul Manuscript

Hello Dear Readers! I'm checking in to let you know I'm still alive after my hiatus for book editing. Here's my progress report. This last week, I finished my personal edit on Quaking Soul. It took almost 3 weeks longer than I'd planned, but as someone told me recently, most everything takes longer than you… Continue reading I’m Alive!

Sloth Slow Progress

Sloth in Tree

"Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion." - C. Northcote Parkinson This quote is also, apparently, known as Parkinson’s Law. That might be apt. At least in my writing life, this rings with a lot of truth. I’ve found if a task doesn’t have a deadline, particularly a large task,… Continue reading Sloth Slow Progress

January Whizzed Right Past

The Adventure Literacy and Creative Writing Workshop

Hello Dear Readers! I have been away longer than I intended. As always, I appreciate how understanding and supportive every single one of you are. Let me share why I’ve been absent for January. Way back when I ran the Kickstarter for The Adventure, a friend suggested it would be a great book for a… Continue reading January Whizzed Right Past

The Jewel

Saphire

A common idealized picture of a writer might have a desk, a cozy study, and a warm cup of coffee, or hot chocolate, or maybe a glass of scotch. It's a solitary picture where the writer's wrestling away at crafting beautiful sentences that build into captivating stories. It's a picturesque idea that makes my heart… Continue reading The Jewel

Working Out the Brain

The human brain is a marvelous thing. Just like a muscle, it can be worked out until doing certain activities becomes easier. Memory can be improved by memorizing (imagine that). Reading can be improved by reading and writing. Sight reading sheet music can be improved by practicing piano. I could go on. But similarly, if… Continue reading Working Out the Brain

At the Door of December

It's that time of year again...already. I've no idea where 2017 went, but it's interesting to look back for a second and contemplate. Last year this time I hoped to self publish one of the adventures in 2017. It was my next big project. I hoped you could, "hold a hard copy of an adventure… Continue reading At the Door of December

Hitting Pavement

There's always a moment when pursuing a dream when it hits you, "This is actually happening." When I was learning to ride a motorcycle, that moment arrived with a  smack against the pavement. I dumped the motorcycle I was riding during the class. As I stood up, my body shaking and my mind racing in… Continue reading Hitting Pavement