Hey. It's Mother's Day of 2021. So far, I've gotten the laundry washed (it's in the dryer now), made coffee, fed the cats, made breakfast, and loaded the dishwasher. I figured out how to do what I wanted to do with this chapter in 'Shield & Scepter', but haven't started writing yet. My mother passed … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day
I'm heading out to pick up groceries soon, but wanted to get this post written first. Emotions are a funny thing. Everybody has them, even if they're locked up, hidden away. Each of us feels things differently. What one person considers painful would barely be a stubbed toe to another. That doesn't mean those with … Continue reading What is mine is not always yours
One of the carved stones, each with part of a poem, on the path to the Falls of Foyer, Upper Foyer, Scotland. Morning! It's chilly here. We've entered the time of the year where it's cold enough at night you wonder if you need another blanket, yet warms up during the day to where you … Continue reading It’s all good now
A creek in the town of Avoch, located on Black Isle, Scotland. Moray Firth is in the background. I've found that sometimes hope comes at the strangest times. It's unexpected, but usually exactly what we need at that moment. I've been working hard on revising 'Scales & Stingers: A Heroes of Avoch Novel' for several … Continue reading Holding onto hope
Caves at East Wymyss, Scotland. A few weeks back, not that long really, my agent got a rejection for 'Scales & Stingers'. They included a comment about liking the story/plot, but thought the writing wasn't where it should be/my voice wasn't clear. Because of this, Denise suggested I take another look at the book. Outside … Continue reading Rewrites, revisits, and rewards
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?