Home and New Year

I’m back up and running. Well, jogging along. I suppose. Travel takes it out of me, and this trip was a great visit, but I got home exhausted. After falling asleep yesterday afternoon and sleeping for twelve hours straight, I feel human again today. Which is good, because I have a ton of stuff that… Read More Home and New Year

Art, Musing

Planning ahead

I have a little art project in mind for the first 100 days of 2023. I’d run across the idea through an artist friend, so it’s hardly original. But it looks like a lot of fun, and after nearly all of 2022 was focused on black and white line art, and digital, to boot, I’m… Read More Planning ahead


A long story

Well, technically eleven thousand words still falls into short story range. But given that I wrote ten thousand of those words in the last three days, I’m pretty pleased with myself. I have the writing brain back online, and fully operational. Between delivering the Flipped Tropes anthology shorts, the Space Cowboys short, and now getting… Read More A long story

Musing, writing

Hippos and Moose

And just what do those two have in common, you may wonder?  I’m so glad you asked.  One of the things Peter Grant has mentioned, when the topic of dangerous critters arose, is the sheer wrongheadedness of American Tourists in Africa. “You see,” he says, with a shake of his head, “they have seen the… Read More Hippos and Moose


Writer’s Desk

And artist’s, and technical writer (day job title, but it doesn’t really cover what I do. Close enough), and mom and…  When we moved into the Crooked House, I was working from home and had to be working while we moved in. This, on top of other things meant that two things happened. One, the… Read More Writer’s Desk


Status Check

It’s Monday, and I’m sitting at the desk feeling like my brain is oozing out through my tearducts. Not really, it’s the congestion causing me to weep gently and constantly. You see, it rained…  Which is a good thing and I’m very grateful it did. I love that I can plant a fall garden, and… Read More Status Check

inspirational, Musing

Why Not?

On my desk I have a few sheets of paper. I printed them out earlier, and now they are lying here causing me some mingled emotional moments when I look over and see them. You see, I suspect most of you are like me. Back in 2020 when the world stopped, or attempted to grind… Read More Why Not?


Relax Hard

I’ve been working hard at relaxing today. It’s not a skill I’ve used a lot in the recent years, and I’m out of practice. Just like exercise, you may find that if you don’t make an effort to laze around, it gets really difficult to do.  I know this may sound odd, but I’m not… Read More Relax Hard


Wordless Monday

This is an exercise.  Literally, I am doing the warming-up my fingers by typing stream of consciousness into the blog composition window. There’s no obligation to read any further, and there’s no topic. What it is, is tricking my brain into production mode.  The human psyche is a strange and capricious thing. I can’t force… Read More Wordless Monday


Progress Report

I have my bed! So happy about this. I love the four-poster, but it’s more that we aren’t sleeping on a mattress on the floor at home any longer. The apartment is packed. Moving truck happens this coming Friday.  This weekend is wainscoting and trim. All the fiddly bits! I got creative over at Mad… Read More Progress Report


Seven-League Boots

The problem isn’t that I don’t have the time, some days. It’s that I don’t have the focus. I can write – I sat down and pounded out the 600 words on Mother’s Little Helper last night in about thirty minutes after griping at the First Reader about how I didn’t want to write something… Read More Seven-League Boots