Not Out Yet!

Not Out Yet!

Tonight found me browsing #MSWL (manuscript wish list) one more time. I am shopping the novel because I believe in it. That’s all that matters, right? Even if it never gets published, I still believe in it. When I look at my other three books, I am incredibly...
Sunset?

Sunset?

I haven’t written in here for quite a while. There are reasons. I am feeling a bit discouraged by the whole writing endeavor. It’s a cumulative thing. Let me list the ways. “Can I borrow your copy of (insert book name here)?” Please, buy the...
It’s peopley out there

It’s peopley out there

I recently went to my first live event for my books in two years. I’m not going to lie. It felt deeply weird. So many people! Crowds of people. Masked people, and everyone had to be vaccinated or have a negative test, so I wasn’t too worried about Covid as...
Hiking instead of writing

Hiking instead of writing

I feel like I’ve sort of given up on writing. I am not pushing my books, I haven’t done any events (but we really can’t right now anyway. My county is back in a mask mandate and nobody wants to gather), and I haven’t sent out any queries or...
The things people say

The things people say

I was hiking with a good friend. She would never knowingly say anything hurtful. But she said, “Your other books weren’t pageturners, but this new one is.” I have to admit, I didn’t say anything at the time. After all, everyone has an opinion,...
wildfire dreams

wildfire dreams

Returning from a hike with the dogs, I noticed a smoke column in the distance. The fire was blowing up, as evidenced by the height and boiling cumulus type cloud above it. I feel the same mimxed emotions I always have, but different. I loved being a firefighter. I...