Church I found by accident in Inverness, Scotland. No idea the name, but loved the purple doors! Morning everyone. Spring's in full swing here in my corner of Seattle Suburbia. The birds are signing this morning, and Muse is being Parkour Kitty because of it. She's chirped at them, chased them, but never caught them. … Continue reading Spell slots, spoons, and pandemic fatigue
Marker at Culloden memorial 275 years ago, on April 16th, something happened. A lot of things happened on that date, I'm certain. The anniversary I'm thinking of today was the battle of Culloden. Where British forces destroyed the Jacobites, leading to the death of the Highland way for over a century. When I went to … Continue reading 275 years ago
Grounds of Castle MacDuff, East Wymyss, Scotland Like most authors, I don't make a living doing this. I have a part time retail job, do a ton of stuff every day for our family in house chores, paying bills, managing medical appointments/prescriptions, etc. I do this stuff daily, Monday-Friday, because then I don't spend an … Continue reading It’s a delicate balance to strike
So, a few weeks ago we bought me a new monitor. The old one was showing signs it was about to die, and replacing it early meant I could still work while it got here. The problem was the desk I had. It was an armoire style, with a smaller area for the monitor. In … Continue reading New desks mean sore legs!
On the trail to Fairy Glen! Near Rosemarkie, Black Isle, Scotland. I chose the photo for a reason. That hike in Scotland was my second home. I started to smile, feel the welcoming from the land, as soon as my feet hit the trail. The Witch in me had found a connection it needed, one … Continue reading Do you fear me?
Muse showing off her first 'kill' of the spring! This has been a vacation week, and I've tried really hard to relax. No big push to do laundry or dishes, not stress about the floor being messy. No falling into the 'I should be doing xyz' trap. Just taking deep breaths and relaxing. Today, I … Continue reading Halfway to normal
I should be in bed. However, today's the start of a vacation week. Unless Muse (the cat or the one that helps me write) wakes me up, I don't have an alarm for a week. I was talking with my son tonight, puzzling out something aloud. Two years ago, when we had a player step … Continue reading Unsticking a Pause button
Sidhe Viewpoint, Scotland Sigh. You'd think after a year of COVID, a tumultuous election cycle, and protests I'd have a better perspective on what's big and what's small. That I'd be able to take a deep breath, give thanks to my Goddess that I haven't lost anyone since it all began, and not let small … Continue reading Hand specialist round 2
I'm going to make a confession of sorts here. Writers are, I believe, a strange breed of human. We work alone for the most part. Just us, our thoughts, and a computer screen or notebook. Some play music, like I do. Others need silence. But this is all on us. We don't write our stories … Continue reading Writing is a lonely place
I thought I'd share the prologue from 'Inversion of Magic'! The book is currently up for sale on Amazon, ebook and print! I'll include a link at the bottom. Prologue The wagon bounced hard, jolting Arine awake. Rubbing her eyes, she looked around at the landscape. It was early morning, just past dawn. The forest … Continue reading ‘Inversion of Magic’ sneak peek!