Well, I did it, people. Yup, finally finished rewriting A Picture of the Past! Oh, don't get me wrong--there is still a ton of work to do. Since my "editing" turned into "rewriting", there is still actual editing to do, and I cringe to think how long that will take! You know what this rewrite… Continue reading Rewrite Complete!
In honor of the Humboldt river, which my fictional family is approaching, I leave you with two poems written by emigrants to honor the Humboldt: I HATE YOU Meanest and muddiest, filthiest stream, most cordially I hate you; Meaner and muddier still you seem since the first day I met you. Your namesake better was… Continue reading Most Cordially I Hate You
I exited the window onto the fire escape only to lunge backwards as a giant mouthful of teeth came at me. I pressed as far away as the railing would let me, too terrified to even scream, let alone cry. The bear's nose and mouth were wrinkled together in a ghastly snarl, accentuating the glistening… Continue reading When all hope is gone
"We are camped at a little place called Rock Creek Station....I’m told our last few stops were only recently established and so we should be grateful for the additional provisions we have been able to obtain, as previous travelers did not have that privilege. As if there were anything to ever be grateful for out… Continue reading Revision, Revision, Revision
Yes, I know. I was supposed to post this yesterday. But, well...I woke up and wanted to finish the book I had started the day before, so I read instead of working (hey, technically, it's contemporary romance, so counts as research, right?) - and by the time I finished the book at like 9:30 AM,… Continue reading Courage
So, one of my favorite ways to come up with short stories is to use my Dixit board game. For those who don't know, Dixit is comprised of a whole bunch of very unique pictures, and when playing the game, you are supposed to come up with a word or phrase to describe a picture… Continue reading The Teddy Bear
I know I'm a day late on my usual blog post, but I had a good reason. Well, I think it was a good reason, though some might point to my perfectionism as a bit of an issue. I was finishing editing Drawn Into Love. But wait, you say, you finished that ages ago! You… Continue reading Editing, Editing, Editing.
It's been a few weeks. And if you don't follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you have no idea where I went. I promise I had good reason for disappearing. In summary, I was doing a deep dive into my three main projects. And here are the results: Drawn Into Love: I know, I know… Continue reading Deep Dives
Five Days. Three Goals. Finish the initial review of Picture of the Past (appr. 70 pages)Finish doing a deep dive breakdown of Drawn Into Love (appr. 275 pages)Get up to 60k words in my current WIP (10,778 words) That's what I've been working on this week. So far I have finished #1, and not started… Continue reading Just a Snippet
Day 24 (June 20): Where could we go from here but Los Angeles? Daniel's old stomping grounds, as he grew up in California. This was one of the few locations we did not actually schedule what we wanted to do, opting instead to dedicate a full day to it and deciding on the fly. We… Continue reading Los Angeles