I almost posted Sunday. That is when I saw the news. Saturday I had disconnected and was (blessedly) unaware of what went down “in real time.” I saw blessedly because I’ve seen streams of tweets and such that made things sound WORSE then reality – so by only reading up later I was able to… Continue reading Life Event: Charlottesville
Everyone talks about the “hook” in a book, that little thing early in the book that gets readers to keep reading – an interesting character or a cool-sounding villain that needs defeat. Good books have a quick, clever hook that is so unobtrusive you don’t know it’s there until too late. Most people (so I am… Continue reading Writing: The Book Net
I won! I won Camp NaNoWriMo for July 2017. Yay! My Goal was 30,000 words in 31 days. This is LESS than 1,000 words a day. I made it with 80 words to spare (I clocked in July 31st at 9:30pm with 30,089 words) Whew. I had a few really good days – mostly Saturday mornings… Continue reading Writing: Camp NaNoWriMo
What if we learn in 500 years that there is a new, weird mold on our wheat which makes people hallucinate & develop paranoia? — Librin Latone (@LibrinLatone) July 29, 2017 This would help me SO MUCH. It would make so much of what is happening in the world today make more sense (to me).… Continue reading Politics: Are we Hallucinating?
Let’s do this! Some of this was inspired by all those books where the hero eats “bread and cheese” for a meal – I was poking in my kitchen this weekend and needed a meal. So I took my last 2 deviled eggs, some grapes, homemade bread and put CHEESE on it. I grew up… Continue reading Review: Heroes’ Lunch
I like to feel creative. This past weekend I cleaned up my “craft corner.” Unburied my sewing machine (God I want to be able to sew my own clothes). Found my calligraphy pen – nibs are still missing, but I still have 2 boxes to deal with. Pulled out my watercolor paints and put a… Continue reading Musings: Time for Craft
I’ve seen Jacqueline Carey’s books on the shelves for several years now, but it was Naamah’s Kiss from the library that has made me decide I want to read more by her. I picked it up to read on the plane back from a trip, but I ended up watching Beauty and the Beast instead (and then coming… Continue reading Review: Naamah’s Trilogy