Happy Wednesday Bloglandia! So back in the Long Long Ago Times (aka "pre-pandemic") I used to take these things called "vacations." You may have heard of them. To prepare for these vacations, I would go through several mad rituals such as planning outfits (only to wear the same two things the entire trip), organizing toiletries … Continue reading Going Medieval on Book Thieves
Hello Bloglandia! I almost didn't get around to doing a video update this month (hey, who just cheered?!). But in the nick of time, I threw myself in front of the camera phone and recorded a writing update. If you prefer a just-the-basics update, you'll find that below along with my sales stats from August. … Continue reading Getting Double Booked in August (Writing Round-Up)
Hello Bloglandia! If you happen to pay any attention to the news (depressing, I know) or to my Instagram account (which no one does), you'll know the Pacific Northwest has angered the sun gods this summer. Apparently we forgot to sacrifice a salmon or a microbrew or whatever it takes to appease King Sol. Temperatures … Continue reading If You Can’t Stand the Heat…Get Out the Humor?
Hello Bloglandia! I have a little confession. I like free stuff. I know, I know, who doesn't? I mean, no one's going to turn down a free lamp from Tiffany's, right? But the free stuff I'm talking about isn't exactly treasure. Well, not always. Let me explain... So I walk and run a lot to … Continue reading Another Man’s Junk…
Hello Bloglandia! Bit of an odd (in a weird way) title there, but it was also an odd (in a funny way) phone call when that line was spoken. A little background about parental support regarding my creative endeavors first. My mom has always been super supportive of my writing without being shy to say, … Continue reading “Did You Get the Email!?”
Hello Bloglandia!! Before anyone reaches for the phone to call the FBI, just note that I am not being held hostage, nor am holding anyone hostage. Which exactly what a hostage victim or a hostage taker would say, isn't it? But let's get to this post. So, after nearly two years of no vacations, I … Continue reading On Hostages & Facing Fears
Hello Bloglandia! So June was an amazing month in my writing world. Unfortunately the month had to end with The Horrible Heat Wave That Proves the Evils of 2020 Aren't Done With Us Yet. Not to load you down with a lengthy weather report, but here in Portland we're normally in the high 70s at … Continue reading June’s Writing Round-up
Hello Bloglandia! How's your June going? Any plans for summer (or for winter, if you're on the upside-down part of the globe)? My June, so far, has been going swimmingly...and not just because we FINALLY got some rain here in Portland. See, I kind of, sort of wrote a book. Okay, a first draft of … Continue reading Oh No! I’ve Become a Pantser.
Hello Bloglandia! Egad! I blinked and May disappeared. Anyone else experience this blinky-time warp phenomenon? I guess that means I need to make the most of June...or just never blink again. I better put in an order for a case of eye drops. Anyway...if you're not in the mood for reading today, you'll get a … Continue reading Take That, Neil! (May’s Writing Round-up)