A Happy Day

I know I have been MIA the past few weeks, but I have been busy working on my most recent draft of my novel, Blood 4 Honor. I am proud to say that TODAY I finished it. There is still much work to be done, but I will be taking a month or so away [...]

When Heaven Cries

A follow up to Death’s Door. The pitter-patter of raindrops on my face coaxes me back to the edge of consciousness. I’m not sure how, but I force my eyes open. They are dry and painful, but— “Water!” I cry out with a rasping voice, sitting upright painfully. My muscles are stiff, and my body [...]

Death’s Door—A Short Story

I’m in a place in my life where I am trying to write stories with hope, so if it is too dark for you, just know that where there is life, there is always hope. “This stream is dried out too,” I say weakly, patting my horse’s chestnut side more to comfort myself than her, [...]

Coming To A Head

Featured image is a photo I captured while trying to identify Reishi mushrooms in my backyard. One of those accidentally awesome moments, so I thought I would share the beautiful worms-eye view with everyone. I cannot believe I am so close to finishing the first COMPLETE draft for Blood 4 Honor. Never did I ever [...]

Stellaria media

Chickweed, aka chick wittles, clucken wort, and chickeny weed, is available for harvest almost year round, except in midsummer when it becomes fibrous and tough, and in midwinter when it disappears. The name Stellaria comes from the fact that the flowers are like little stars. Although beloved by chickens, chickweed is an excellent salad plant [...]

Uninspired and Restless

So I have been pretty useless the last week or so. I have felt really uninspired and off my game. I haven't been writing nearly as much, and my garden is getting weedy. I did let the chickens out yesterday, so there is that. Maybe quarantine is finally getting to me, I don't know. I [...]

Quarantine Babble

The only thing quarantine has done so far that makes me emotional is that it prevented me from going out for sushi on my birthday like we do on pretty much every special day. We can't afford that kind of stuff on a regular basis, so we look forward to it when we do get [...]

What Time Can Do

Recently, we have seen how much can change in just a matter of weeks, and it is actually fitting for Chapter 1. I did not plan this, but here we are. Part 2 starts one year after the Interlude, and much has changed in that time. I already have fairly graphic writing as it is, [...]

The Beginning of the End

Part 1 comes to a close today, but the story is in no way over. It is just getting started! Now I have to say that I am not writing a tragedy, but bittersweet endings are harder to come by than I would like. Stories that end with everybody living happily ever after are nice, [...]

Accomplishing Goals

I have always had a tendency to start things, and ultimately get sidetracked doing something else before I finish the first thing I started, ending up with multiple unfinished projects. It may or may not be one of the reasons that it is taking me nearly 8 years to finish a book; however, I really [...]