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    At the End of Year… Looking back at 2021

    So, here we are, starting down at the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022. We’re in the second year of a global pandemic. My own creative output has dropped, and being out of the ordinary for me, I have read ONE book this year. ONE. It’s not that I haven’t had any ideas that I want to work on – I’ve had plenty. But, being able to do what needs to be done to get that into reality – friends, I am so tired. My mental health has been at its best that it has been in a very very long time. I’ve found medication that allows me…

  • Updates – Backstage Pass/All Access

    No, I ‘ve not forgotten about them. Updates! The big part of why they’ve not been seeing updates is that we’ve had some major construction going on, and because of the sheer level of bass and other sound, I’ve not been able to get anything done that does not sound like utter crap. Yes, I have sound dampening around my studio. Unfortunately, even my phones pick up on the noise around us, and that means I’ve put it on a very very temporary hiatus. Thankfully, that looks to be ending soon, for which I am incredibly happy. I did know we were going to have construction around us, but I…

  • Things I’ve Not Written On The Page…

    It’s been a long time since I sat down and actually written something for the blog on the site.  Since my dog passed away, I have been doing a lot of soul searching, and trying to decide where I should be going next, what I should be doing.  My heart was shattered by the loss of that small, fuzzy, loving dog. More than I care to admit most days. With that happening and the fact that my father is still being treated for cancer, well, my heart is still hurting and it’s hard to focus some days.  Introspection can be a double edged sword, and I am definitely working on…

  • Taking A Break

    This was originally posted over on SecretPeriwinkle. This is a damn hard thing for me to say. I have prided myself on my ability to push through some tough situations. But this time, I can’t. As you may know, Tuesday morning, our youngest Chihuahua boy went out for a second morning run after my spouse put our daughter on the bus to head to school. He never came back from that run, and the entire day really has me feeling like I’ve been hit by a train emotionally, physically – pretty much every way you can think. We never expected what happened that day – that our Ozzy would go…

  • Updates to Plans…

    Yes, I know it’s been a while. Life has definitely kept me busy. So I wanted to sit down and give you all some updates to my ongoing plans. Backstage Pass is still happening, but we’ve changed some things about it. It’s going to be a podcast and a vlog soon. I am also in the middle of preparing to move everything into a studio. The fun never stops here! I am also working on both logos (for other people) and drafting my books. This has had some bad side effects (as in my hands get all messed up) – but I am working on getting that better. I am…