I was away last week at the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony in Temecula for a writing retreat. I had an idea for a new project and had been writing a little bit here and there on it (I had about 10,000 words), but I wanted some focused time to dig in … [Continue reading] about You’re Writing in the Wrong Format
What Book Would You Live In?
Last night, as I was tucking the boy in, he asked me, "what book you would live in, if you could?" (I love this kid). My first instinct was Lonesome Dove. What an epic. To partake in a cattle drive from Texas to Montana, back when there were no … [Continue reading] about What Book Would You Live In?
No Purity In Art
I've been listening to the audio book of Tomorrow, And Tomorrow, And Tomorrow and I'm really enjoying it. I like that the main characters are my age and are super relatable. I'm enjoying the glimpse into the world of gaming and game designing. And I … [Continue reading] about No Purity In Art
Robin Hobb Has My Number
On January 1st I finished reading the Liveship Traders trilogy by Robin Hobb. I’ve already read the Farseer trilogy which (given that each book is about 800 pages) means I’ve read about 4,800 pages of Hobb’s work and now I’m eyeing the third set, the … [Continue reading] about Robin Hobb Has My Number
Setting Goals (and Intentions) for 2023
I'm big on goal setting. I am almost always working towards a specific goal of one kind or another. As the year turns over I like to think about where I want to be a year from now, but honestly, by the time December rolls around again, I don't really … [Continue reading] about Setting Goals (and Intentions) for 2023
Best Books of 2022
I read 56 books this year. Of those, I didn't finish eight of them (I'm pretty quick to put books down these days), and nine stand out as excellent reads. These are the books that stayed with me, the ones I thought back on after I'd finished … [Continue reading] about Best Books of 2022
Right View for Better Editing
Mindful Writing Meditation has changed my life in countless ways, yes, but one of the areas where it has had the greatest impact is in my writing. It is no surprise to me, when I look back on recent years, that my writing really took off when I … [Continue reading] about Right View for Better Editing