Instead of writing while I watered the garden tonight, I did some sketching. No, the picture above is not it. That's one I did a few years ago for Inktober. I'm not ready to show the one I did tonight. It always scares me a little when a sketch turns out decently. Drawing, painting, and … Continue reading Sketching in the garden
I had my son drop me off at the library today. I wanted to get the 2nd book in the Joust series, Atla. I'm not quite needing it yet, but I will be soon at the rate I'm going. I'm excited about finishing the first book. I no longer read critically, like we are all … Continue reading Creative Practice
I spend the afternoon working on the final cover for Palladium as well as mockup covers for the trilogy I'm working on. And, I can tell it's Wednesday. I haven't gotten a whole lot of writing done today. What is it about Wednesdays? Well, now that I've come to really think about what day of … Continue reading Covers
I had a fascinating experience today in the way of a fantastic leap of personal growth. First, we need to step back to sometime around 1995. Among a course of other things going on in my life, I was returning to attending writers conferences which I hadn't been able to do while I was going … Continue reading Okay, wow!
I'm writing this as it's about time for me to turn in for the night. I can't believe the day whooshed by so quickly. I've still been editing The Missing Thread all day, save for writing some new words for Palladium. I'm hoping tomorrow I can finish the edits, prepare the character list, and update … Continue reading Me, hopeless?
I finished the 8th Loki adventure today, and then I cried. I should have finished the story yesterday. The end was in sight. I knew where I was going and what needed to be done, but I needed to go shopping. After five hours of driving around town to get all my shopping in as … Continue reading Today of all days
In a recent blog post, I mentioned that I didn't learn to speak until I was three. I probably knew this and forgotten. I remember my mother telling me that she had waited forever for me to talk and once I did I never shut up. But for me, obviously because I'm a late bloomer … Continue reading Always Knew
Trust the process - an affirmation for telling stories even when the path doesn't make sense.
I hope you enjoyed chapter 1 last week. It's been interesting working on Cirvel's story, especially since so many auxiliary stories feed off of the either the character or aspects of the story. Truly, Cirvel is a central character to so much of my work right now. There was a point when I was working … Continue reading Palladium – Chapter 2
Yesterday I mentioned that there is a part of me that misses writing romance. I told you that today I would tell you why. It has to do with something my mother told me. It was during this one summer when I was about 14 or so. I'd found out about a contest for teen … Continue reading The death of romance