Getting back into shape

I make no secret of the fact that I have a day job in addition to writing my novels. Some in the publishing community say it means I don't take my dreams seriously enough. My children, however, have told me once or twice that they enjoy eating. As their voices are typically loudest in my … Continue reading Getting back into shape

The one thing you can trust about SPAM is it never spoils

I made a promise. It was a promise I thought would be easy to keep. I was wrong. I told a friend that I'd wait to see Avengers: Endgame with her, and then she went and got sick, so now I'm having to go to some extreme lengths to avoid spoilers - like actually reading … Continue reading The one thing you can trust about SPAM is it never spoils

Oh, the joys of home ownership

Some writers prefer music in the background, saying it helps to get them in the proper mood. I'm not one of them. I get distracted enough by the random deer that walks by my window or hawk that lands in our new trees, so when one of the smoke detectors began chirping a few days … Continue reading Oh, the joys of home ownership

Getting Started: Writer Problems Edition

Why do so many people who talk about one day writing a book fail? Because finding those first words to mark on an otherwise empty page is a thousand times tougher to do when you decide this time you are going to start getting serious. Instead of writing anything, you simply sit there, staring at … Continue reading Getting Started: Writer Problems Edition