About an hour from my house, there is a place called the Salt Flats; an expanse of desert in a long flat valley, sparkling white with a thick layer of crystal salt, the ghost of a lake that once covered this valley. If you go there at night, you can see all the stars above, … More Meditations on Change and Hair Dye
So this happened… And yes, that is my gorgeous irowboat surprising me with his little video stunt. We are in New Orleans to ring in the new year. May you all have a wonderful one as well. The cemetery is Lafayette Cemetery in New Orleans, and I wince because we are drinking the Worst Wine … More Thirteen Down, None to Go!
It’s me again, taking over so you don’t have to. A lot has happened in the last couple weeks, but we’re now 18 days and some change into November, just a smidge past halfway. If you multiply 18 days (and some change) by the Golden Ratio (1.618, a.k.a. “Phi”, a.k.a. “ϕ”), you get 30, or … More Guest Post: Embracing Incoherence (or, Rambling for Focus)
I wanted this to be another inspirational blog post. I did. I wanted to sit down and write something that would lift up the spirits of all my fellow NaNoWriMo participants. But I also am having difficulty myself, and I don’t want to do the disservice of making this all look easy. It isn’t. Writing … More Magic, do as you will
As we all know, it's that time of year again. NaNoWriMo. Thirty days of literary abandon, the chance to cast aside our normal lives for a time and to finally write a novel. I have done some seven NaNos before this year, some much more successful than the others. Some years my schedule was fairly … More NaNoWriMo Prep: Clear the Decks
Reality is a subjective thing, especially to us writers. We see things multiple ways. We sit on an old stone bridge and look down at a length of pipe sunken to the bottom of an icy stream, and in a blink we see a sword, golden and forgotten, lost, waiting for a hero to come … More Living Multiple Realities