• Happy Halloween

    Happy Halloween

    Happy Halloween! Tonight is the night that (most places) are going to have little ghosts, ghouls and such going door to door for tasty treats. Tomorrow, well, for writers, it’s NaNoWriMo season. A unique version of hell where we try to get 50,000 words in a month. I’ve done it with varying levels of success over the last 10 years, and this year, I decided to try again. For me, I don’t care if I “win” or not. This year, I’m just going to give it what I can, and if I fall short or tap out early, then so be it. It’s rather rainy where I am, and that…

  • Blank Page

    A Blank Page

    “Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can.” Douglas Pagels I’ve been away from writing here for a while. A part of it was the fact that I’ve been dealing with three people (myself included) who have had the worst cold I’ve seen in a while. That, thankfully, is almost done its course and things are finally getting back on track. If you follow my parenting adventures over at Shiny Mommy, you’ll know that my daughter was just diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. The other reason why…

  • Beauty… From Ashes…

    Can beauty come out of ashes? From Ashes – Céline Dion I have been working on getting the first draft of the second book, From Ashes, ready. Once upon a time, I felt connected to the work, and that I would finish it in record time. The second book was to be something that took you on a whirlwind of emotions. I had it all planned. It was going to be epic. Then life happened. Life took me in a million different directions from my original plan. Repeatedly, I have come up against roadblocks. I had begun to think that things were going to be better, and they never got…

  • Back to Work

    I’m back to work after taking a while off to get my mental and physical health better. I had intended to work on the second novel during a portion of this time, but the age-old proverb of “If you want to see God laugh, make plans” came into play. I was on the world’s slowest Wi-Fi, and I wanted to spend time with my family, as I don’t normally get to see them. I did sketch out some ideas and get some outlining done, but I didn’t make any dent in getting the book ready. Now that I’m back, and the autumn season is upon us, I’m getting back to…

  • Do You Wanna Get Rocked?

    “Do ya wanna get rocked?” Def Leppard, Let’s Get Rocked A few weeks ago (doesn’t feel like it was all that long, really), a wonderful friend of mine visited from the US, and took us all, as a family to see Def Leppard and Tesla in concert at the Canadian Tire Centre (AKA the Corel Centre to all us olds). It was the first music concert for my little miss, and it was an amazing experience to watch her take it all in. I didn’t listen to Def Leppard while I was pregnant with her (the concert on my birthday in 2015 when she was just a wee tadpole doesn’t…