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Epic World Building

Epic World Building

A binder—forest green, 1.5 inches thick, filled to bursting—sits on my office shelf. At one point, it would have been the first thing I grabbed in case of a fire. I haven’t looked at it in years, but I opened it yesterday (I’d honestly forgotten what it was), and was overwhelmed with memories. It contains all my… Continue Reading

Photo Shoot

Photo Shoot

I need only the tiniest excuse to take a picture of one of my cats. My phone is filled with cat photos (and turkey photos). I especially can’t resist a cat in a sunbeam. The light makes it hard to take a bad shot, and I can easily spend a half hour snapping different pictures of my… Continue Reading

Taking on the Yard

Taking on the Yard

I don’t tend to talk a lot about the stuff I do outside of writing because I can’t imagine you’d be that interested in tales of my trips to Costco and the games I play with my cats. Truly, I lead a blessed life, but from the outside, it likely looks boring. But because I think you… Continue Reading

Playing Catch-Up

Playing Catch-Up

I’ve been deluding myself lately. I’ve been pretending I can do two things in the same time. Not two things at the same time like multitasking, but actually schedule and do two things in the same space-time. Some of you are familiar with this principle based off the studies conducted in the field of quantum mechanics. Most of you are… Continue Reading

Writer’s Life Stats, March 2016

Writer’s Life Stats, March 2016

These posts are designed to give aspiring authors and interested readers a glimpse into the daily life of a writer. Hint: It’s not all writing. (For more information, see the “Why I Bother with Writer’s Stats” post.) I’d love to hear if it matches what you expected. Or, if you’re an author, let me know… Continue Reading

The Roses Are Blooming!

The Roses Are Blooming!

A miraculous event occurred here in Roseville, California: We got rain this winter. Then we got some sun, then some more rain. It turns out the scraggly rosebushes out front really like water (who knew?) and they’re blooming like crazy. These are by far the best-smelling roses I’ve ever encountered. I have a single rose in… Continue Reading

A Fistful of Bravery

A Fistful of Bravery

I’d like to take a break from my normal style of posts to talk about something I’m usually humble about: my bravery. Yesterday started as an ordinary day. I edited, I tossed treats up and down the hall to appease my coworkers, and I hid from the UPS guy when he knocked on the door and… Continue Reading

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