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Milestones and Priorities

green hillside with cloudsI just finished a milestone revision of my latest novel, and it feels amazing. To stretch my limbs and mark the moment, I took a walk up a sunny hill and honestly, I feel so good. Revising line-by-line is my absolute favorite part of the writing process, and when I get the words right, the ideas sing in my mind.

I’m also fried. Ha! And my to-do list is long.

I’m so thankful for this work and the people who support me. Yes, the world is wild and terrifying right… Continue reading

The Plot of Lies

Sometimes, when I take a break from a novel to write a short story, I end up with a piece that is unlike anything else I’ve ever known. Such is the case with “The Plot of Lies,” a story about writing stories, also known as metafiction. To my delight, the story was picked up by the quirky Canadian online magazine Fleas on the Dog, which is the perfect home for it. Issue 11 is up now, and free, for anyone who wants to pop by and take a look… Continue reading

April Fool’s Day 2022

Red Paper Bird on Foggy SeaThere’s a spider on your back.
That’s what we always told each
other on April Fool’s Day
when I was a kid. I had
a tiny inchworm in my
hair for real this Tuesday night,
and even after a friend
removed it for me, I kept
expecting to feel the bug
dropping down my neck.
Still do.

The Real Waffles

Waffles the Dog

I don’t have a dog, but my daughter does, and he’s a rescue named Waffles. Let me tell you about Waffles. Before Waffles came into our life, I was afraid of dogs. Stop me if I’ve explained this before. My fear dated back to my childhood when my family had a golden retriever named Mike the Dog who jumped on me a lot when I was trying to feed him. Dry dog food, wet dog food, water, and a raw egg would spill down my blue school… Continue reading

Back to Work

slippers

Writer footgear

Thanksgiving’s over. Over, I say. No more turkey. No more lounging on the couch. No more crossword puzzles with pie. It’s time to get back to work.

Good thing I like work.

I suppose it’s been said before, but one of the nice perks of being a writer is the footgear.

Rainbow with Flying Saucers

Rainbow with 3 Flying Saucers

Rainbow with 3 Flying Saucers

Having snapped this photo of a rainbow, I was delighted to discover afterward that the picture includes three flying saucers as well.  What a fortunate coincidence that they happened to be orbiting in range.  Enjoy!

 

 

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