Year of the Counts

Happy New Year, friends!  Those of you who have followed this blog for a while know that we plan a set of goals for each year and we name the year to give us a focus. Last year was Year of Health and was filled with doctor’s appointments, exercise, healthy eating and all the things…

Salad Days

In just about two weeks, I’ll be attending class with Kris Rusch for SF Mysteries and I’m low key panicking. Not serious panic, mind you, just a low key question that comes up in quiet moments or while reading the books assigned for the course: “How the hell am I going to do this? I’m…

Berry Power

One of the frustrations of getting older is having to worry about blood pressure, cholesterol, and all those other health-related things. Recently it was brought home to me that my arteries are aging. The doctor was pretty blasé about it She said everyone’s arteries stiffen up with age, recommended a blood pressure pill, and to…

Daily Dozen Challenge

Without really intending to, and surprisingly without too much guilt, I’ve taken about a month off from writing and from social media, and from a focus on the news. I’ve been using my energy for family, for rest and recovery, and to organize my very messy house. I’ve also been working on organizing my life…

NaNoWriMo Day 19

An update on NaNoWriMo and a great source on some recent research on Vikings!

NaNoWriMo Day 15

An update on my NaNoWriMo progress and other writing progress, plus some great resources on Imposter Syndrome. And a bit of digital art.

NaNoWriMo Day 7

It is NaNo November and everywhere people are writing novels. I’m working on mine as well, but differently than in the past. I have less intensity, less sense of wanting to gnaw my own arm off to get this done than in the past. I’ve rediscovered the joy of writing by hand. And rediscovered the…