• Indelible Heroes

    Thank God for Starman and MotorheadIndelible heroesThe new kid in town in the purple rainIndelible heroesWhat’s there to fill the void?Pretty much nothing, nothing, nothing Indelible Heroes – Brother Firetribe As you can tell, this post is brought to you by a certain Brother Firetribe song. The past two weeks hasn’t been an easy time. I got very ill, and smack in the middle of that, we had a death in the family. It was very sudden, and the weather made my life hell because we couldn’t make it to the funeral to say our goodbyes, and I wanted to. The person who died had been nothing but respectful to…

  • Words Affect People

    In 2007, I set out to prove to myself that I could write a novel. I gave myself a deadline of one year. I finished it with time to spare. After a period of sitting on it, I decided to make some small edits and start the process of refinement, so I might submit the manuscript to agents and publishers. Now, as I began this process, I went overseas to visit a friend of mine. They were a bibliophile and well educated. Their opinion mattered very much to me. So, I handed over the standard first three chapters and waited. Turns out, I didn’t have long to wait. They read…

  • A Good Book and Coffee

    Monday, I got walloped by a head/chest cold out of nowhere. Had I know it was coming, I’d never have exposed anyone to it, but it’s too late to take it back. I have been spending the last few days with a good book and a coffee or tea to help me through the coughing, sneezing, feeling like my head is going to explode time.  Medications are great, but I still say that a good book and a beverage of choice is a balm for the soul. Being transported away from our current reality is a good thing. Exercising our creative muscles and our imaginations is never a bad thing. …

  • After The Plague…

    Ok. We didn’t have the plague. We had infections and viruses. But it sure felt that we had something that was going to kill us. The last two months haven’t been easy for the fam-jam here. It has been one thing after another after another. Sometimes I feel like the universe has planted a “kick me” sign on my back. But we’re all recovering now, and once I get some energy (right now, I’m like Baymax with the low battery) I’m going to be making changes and getting things done. Yes, I need to make sure that I don’t overdo it (yay fibro) but I’m going to get things that I’ve…

  • Always A Work In Progress

    No large updates on the writing front. I am working as I can, and trying to get myself to the point where I can maintain a schedule. There is progress, and it’s slow and steady. Feeling less and less like hell mentally, which is always a good thing. Now if I had the unbridled optimism that I had over a decade ago, that would be the combination that would make me unstoppable. Last week, the entire fam-jam had the flu, and that made for cranky household from hell. Not much got done because no one was able to do much. I couldn’t concentrate to get much writing done in anything.…