The mouse fitted into his hand poorly, the size of it subtly wrong, the arc leaving too much room for his palm, so he had to tense muscles he shouldn’t to manipulate it. It was just one more droplet into the pool of rage growing within him. He clicked on the tiny x to close… Read More Odd Prompts: Haunted
Nearly done with N’inktober, so far, I haven’t missed a day. Some days were better than others, but understanding how I could do a month of daily art without a hiccup, when so many on the art feeds struggle for this… requires a look at what I do on a routine basis. I make art… Read More No, it’s not Nano time
I have a new release, but so do some friends and fellow authors, so you’ll have plenty to read this weekend! Zombie Maggots is out just in time for Halloween! It’s available in ebook and paperback for your reading pleasure. If you’d like to know more about the writing process of it, check out my… Read More New Books Today!
Playing with flavors in the kitchen is a happy place for me. I’d come home after the Blanket Fort livestream yesterday, and was standing in the kitchen happily pulling odd containers out of the fridge, and possibly humming to myself, when the First Reader walked in. I looked up at him, giggling. “I’m composing!” He… Read More Composing a Stew
The secret to having a green thumb is persistence. Yes, you’ll kill plants, but if you keep studying, and trying, eventually you’ll have something live. Oddly enough, what kills most houseplants? Overwatering. This is not to say I have a green thumb. I have not. In fact, this summer trying to garden in Texas was… Read More The Black Thumb
Never say never I prompted myself. I’ve been feeling like I’ll never be able to write again. These last two years have played merry havoc with my ability to write. There are days I say to myself ‘never again.’ I should just hang it all up. And then… then I see a lovely review on… Read More Odd Prompts: Never
New keyboard test. This thing is super slimline with very low-profile keys. Much like both the laptop keyboards I’ve been working on for the last, er, year or two. So yeah, this is going to work much better than the deep keys of the backup keyboard I was trying out the other day. Muscle memory… Read More Purple Keys
The First Reader and I were driving home Sunday Evening after a lovely visit with friends, and keeping each other awake on the long dark roads. One of the topics was food, naturally. We talked about planning the coming week’s menu (we rarely stick to it, but it’s helpful anyway). I suggested that when we… Read More Revolutionary War Chicken
Iterate better, friend and fellow author Dorothy Grant keeps telling me. If something isn’t working, make changes until it does. I started doing that several weeks ago when I moved the desk off the wall to the center of the room. This afternoon once I’d shut down the work laptop, I cleared it off the… Read More It’s Not Perfect
Inspector Gidget is ambivalent about wet catfood (she’ll only eat the gravy style with no solids) and turns up her nose at people food (even raw fresh salmon bits). I opened a tin of smoked oysters this morning and suddenly I had a cat trying to get on my lap (she doesn’t *do* laps, ever)and… Read More The Cat’s Palate
I haven’t written for a week. This is… not good. In an attempt to at least muddle through some of my routines and commitments and regain my momentum, I’ve gone ahead with a MidJourney image for the prompt last week. “The morning mist kissed the flower petals.” And also, a ‘remastered’ version of the initial… Read More Morning Mist: Oddly Prompted
New place, new critters and plants. There’s people and conversations too, but the time to wander quietly was a welcome moment. Nothing to worry about, nothing tugging at my conscience to get done. Just me and whatever I can find. Pogonomyrmex rugosus, the Rough Harvester Ant, doing a bit of housekeeping before winter sets in.