I haven’t had enough artist’s dates recently. Every time I imagine taking the afternoon off to enjoy something–a friend, a meander through a bookstore, a movie–I start fretting about what I’ll have to give up to get that. Work or exercise mainly. I won’t give up the afternoons with Amara, which are artist’s dates [...]
We are working on a new title for my next book. I’m nearly finished with the copy edits, and cover discussions have begun. That means it’s time for me to think about what’s next.
I’ve started working on ideas for new books. This is–by far–the most enjoyable stage of the process until I have [...]
Before I forget: Amazon included In the Midnight Rain in an October special, so it’s .99 for the whole month. If you haven’t read it, now is a good time to grab it.
Now…on to the blog….
It’s a slightly overcast morning, and promises to be truly cold and blustery and maybe even snowy [...]
This morning I awakened feeling crazy hunger to create, which often happens to me on days like this. It’s cool, with a sweet little breeze carrying autumn. It’s overcast, which is the most important thing. In a place with so much sunlight, cloudy days are a blessing, quieter somehow, thoughtful. I [...]
I am making potato salad this morning, from a cookbook that is so tattered and well-used that I have to rubberband it together to keep all the pages in. The cookbook is one I’ve mentioned here before, Spoonbread and Strawberry Wine, given to me by my grandmother when I married (my now-ex) thirty years [...]
I heard the unsettling news that an old friend died suddenly last January. We were in college together, and he was part of the Cantina gang, many of us Mass Comm majors at CSU Pueblo. We talked about having lunch, taking time to catch up, but you know…we didn’t. It was disconcerting that he [...]
I took a little sabbatical last week, and one thing that came up is that I miss my blog. Not the blogs I write for other sites, about whatever their message is, but my own, inward/outward blogs about walking through my life and my work and my garden. It is said that blogs are [...]
Since my last post, these are the things that have happened in my world:
Amara was born over two days. It was not an easy labor for mama, but I was very honored to be there and watch my first grandchild make her way into the world. She was born February 18, and this [...]
In the moment……
It is a late Friday afternoon in February. My dog Jack is snoring on the floor behind me. My old cat Athena is comfortably sitting in the sunshine , peering out at the world. The kittens randomly leap on the back of the chair, up to the desk, over to the [...]
Since November, I’ve been writing a serial novel for a blog, The OtherLand Chronicles, which I’ve written about here several times. After two months, I have some observations.
I began on November 1, for NaNoWriMo, a lark. Or so I thought. The truth is, this story has been rattling around in my head for [...]