• 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…

  • plonking along

    My parents have come to visit for about a week and a half (well they’ve been here a few of days already) so I’ve been off having a good time with them. Also my SIL was in town for work…

  • dribbling by the day

    Here’s where I’m at for Trace of Magic. If all goes well, I’ll be done in 3-4 weeks. So far I’m pretty happy with it. I haven’t read it as a whole yet, so that could change. It’s also got…

  • choices

    I’m working on something that’s period young adult. To be specific, it’s set in 1788 England. If I were going to do it right, I’d have a lot of language that isn’t understandable to a modern YA audience. It would…

  • Pathetique

    Am I all kinds of pathetic for being irritated that on Amazon, Shadow City has 29 reviews and it can’t get just one more to break even? And why am I even obsessing about this? Lots of new great books…

  • merrily we write

    I had some great news this week, and that is The Hollow Crown finally reverted back to me. I have another publisher who wishes to reissue and finish the series. We’re working out details now, but hopefully I’ll have an…

  • more on writing a synopsis

    As you know if you’ve been watching this space, I’m working on a synopsis for the WIP. Like many writers, I hate it. I hate more than I used to because over the years I’ve become more of a pantser…

  • In which life happens

    Dad had heart valve replacement surgery on Thursday. This is done through an angio procedure and apparently is a very very delicate thing to do. Four doctors have to do it and there’s only a 52% chance of success. It…

  • Too blanking hot

    ninety five degrees today. I should have gone to the coast. I‘ve got a post up on Magical Words today involving beginning stories, bacon, Lucky Charms, and cooking. Go look. You know you want to. I love Jon Stewart. I…

  • accomplishing things

    It was hot today. Blech. I did get in a walk with the doggies before it got steamy. I got a fair bit of writing in and finished the third chapter on the proposal I’m working on. Now I need…