Onward and upward – fun with mind manipulation

Writing a novel is like running a marathon. You train and train, conditioning your body through smaller "fun" runs as you gradually build up some confidence and stamina. Then it is the day of the event, the thing you have been training toward for the last several weeks if not months. A crowd surrounds you. Their … Continue reading Onward and upward – fun with mind manipulation

Willing myself marathon strong

"Don't you give up on me 583! You are not a quitter 583!" While I am not, nor probably will ever be, a qualified racer for the Boston Marathon, I deeply admire those who participate, and I also admire the fans. It is the fans, the friends, family, and volunteers who transform marathons or other races from terribly long runs into events. … Continue reading Willing myself marathon strong