• A snippet for your entertainment

    As the title says, I wanted to give you some entertainment. Here’s hoping I succeeded. A snipped from the WIP:   “They split up,” I said. “Three of them went to the far right, two others went to the second…

  • news of one sort or another

    I made it home from Colorado. The teaching was a lot of fun, but exhausting with all that was going on. Sadly, a good friend died on the same day I came home. She’d been fighting cancer for some time,…

  • A snippet from the WIP

    I very much doubt this will make the final version of this nameless book. And yet, I love this so much I have to share. It is wrong. So, so, so, wrong: Lately my dreams had been divided equally between…

  • The wild book in progress

    This is from Annie Dillard’s The Writing Life. It’s my go-to book when writing becomes thorny. Here’s where I’m at now. She says it so well.   I do not so much write a book as sit up with it,…

  • On Crosspointe

    I had an ugly realization the other day that I’d forgotten some serious developments in The Hollow Crown and had neglected to account for them in plotting out the next Crosspointe book. Bad. Very bad. I’ve been rereading the past…

  • Trace of Magic Snippet

    I finally FINALLY finished my revision of Trace of Magic and sent it back to my editor. I really like it and hope that I’m right. Anyhow, in honor of finishing, here’s a snippet for you.   A week later,…

  • A snippet for you

    The boy barfed up a ridiculously expensive pill tonight. Nuff said on that. And now for a snippet. This is from my nameless novella, and I have not written any words on it for awhile. Same as my other work.…

  • Opinions?

    I made it to the retreat and got settled in. Met some fun people and a couple hours ago, i buckled down to work. I wrote the beginning of something. I’d like your opinion on it. Would you want to…

  • The day that got lost

    This morning I started out a little late as school was canceled again (but not tomorrow!) and did some laundry, fed the children, and then got a call from the GI doc for the boy. They could see him today…

  • checking in on life

    I don’t have a lot of updates on the boy. Still barfing, though he is sleeping better. I have several things to get done over the next six weeks. 1) make any updates/changes to The Cipher for reissue, 2) revise…