A-to-Z Challenge: D is for Dog

  “Among you, you have taught me more of true loyalty and patience and courtesy and divine forgiveness and solid sanity and fun and a hundred other worth-while lessons, than all the masters I have studied under.” ~Albert Payson Terhune Writing is one of those things I have a compulsion to do. When I tried not doing it, I was miserable. Dogs, are my passion. When I did not have them in my life, I …

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A-to-Z Challenge: C is for Cats

I have to. I will be plotted against if I do anything otherwise. I cannot use creativity or crows (though I really wanted to use the latter, having had a once-in-a-lifetime experience with said birds). I cannot use coffee (without which, first thing in the a.m., those around me would find themselves in peril). I cannot, if I chose to continue life as I know it, use any other word beginning with ‘C’ other than …

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A-to-Z Challenge: B is for Booyah!

Mainly because I like saying it. Go ahead, give it a try. BOOYAH! Rolls right off the tongue, doesn’t it? And it makes you feel good, as well. It’s celebration and ‘in yo face!’ all rolled into one. BOOYAH! Wait a cotton-pickin’ second. What the heck?!!? What is this? Booyah is soup? “Of probably Belgian origin made throughout the Upper Midwestern US”? I am, by definition, a born and bred Upper Midwesterner. How is it …

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A-to-Z Challenge: A is for Arthur

Being that I’m a fantasy author, you may think the Arthur I’m referring to is King Arthur. I will admit, during grade school and high school I spent a great deal of time reading Arthurian legends and watching Richard Harris in Camelot over and over and over. I read Excalibur so many times, the cover fell off. Alas, I’ve forgotten much of what I learned during that time, though Arthurian legends still hold a special …

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Breaking the Silence

Yeah. I slipped off the blogosphere again. Life busyness and a case of the ‘meh’ which I hate to get into because it always sounds like I’m whining, and that’s not me. In any case, shortly after coming up with an idea for a weekly post series, I poo-pooed it because the meh convinced me it wasn’t worth the effort. After a little chat with the always-there-for-a-kick-in-the-butt ReGi, she convinced me to go ahead with it. …

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A Reminder

I found this on Facebook yesterday. Sometimes we stumble upon something just when we need it most. Have a wonderful weekend. Do something to make your soul soar.

Writing is Not My Life

That title was hard to write. Equally hard to admit. Exponentially harder to accept. I wish it was otherwise, and continue to work toward a time when it will be. That time is, unfortunately, not now. The cold truth of it hit me as I drove from one plant to the other for a meeting at the dayjob. I think a lot while I’m behind the wheel, and I was going over the Mental List of …

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Roses in December

It’s been a mixed emotional bag this week, but I’m sticking with my post-a-week pledge (this was supposed to post Saturday a.m. No idea what happened.) and I did warn you there was no telling what you’d get as far as subject matter, and that goes for mood as well. On the up-side, it looks like Bound in Shadow has been officially assigned a reader at the publisher (for reals this time), so maybe I’ll know it’s …

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I Hab a Code in my Node

This is me this week. It was bound to happen. Since the holidays my co-workers have been hacking, sneezing, sniffling–and I have resisted. Even the first time the hubs brought something home from his work, I persevered. Office environments are almost as big a germ factory as daycares, however, and the cold thing keeps making a circuit and I keep avoiding. This weekend, something slammed the hubs. Nothing worse than a man who doesn’t feel well. …

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Getting Past the Funk

Oh my god it’s Thursday and I haven’t posted yet!! Were you worried I’d forgotten my promise so quickly? (Gratuitous Jensen Ackles moment.  You’re welcome.) Done ogling? I can wait. Take your time. In any event,  I was actually going to post about my foray into Patreon, but I’m not quite ready for that yet. Still some final strings to tie up. That post will be coming next week during my *cue trumpets and assorted fanfare* Official …

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