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?

Pen or Computer…That is the Question

Pen and paper

I’ve always hand written my stories. There’s something about the feel of pen and paper that speaks to my creative processes. However, as I work on my next novel, I keep trying to write it on my computer. It’s obviously faster than handwriting and, if I can get my brain to accept this form of… Continue reading Pen or Computer…That is the Question

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

"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

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