Story, Lord. I don’t get it. Is it really just all about the story?Here you made me a writer, and I’ve spent years now, studying story. Here I am reading Accelerant, and thinking ... Haegan, poised on the edge of doubt and fear, longing to be released from his own calling ... yet guarded unseen by … [Read more...] about On asking why …
For anyone who follows me on Goodreads, you may have noticed how terrible I am about updating my reading lists. Several reasons for that. One, my reading habits are often random and sporadic. Two, as someone who's trying to walk a fine line between being honest and yet not putting a stumbling block … [Read more...] about On Books: To Review or Not To Review
So much for my intent to post more often! We just finished up a very busy week of visiting with our oldest son and his wife and our grandbaby of not quite 9 months old, celebrating our second-oldest daughter’s graduation from high school, and having front-row seats to our second-oldest son proposing … [Read more...] about And life goes on …
Long, long journey through the darknessLong, long way to go ... (Enya)It’s hard to keep going with a dream, year after year, when you see door after door shutting in your face. Hard to keep believing that dreams even matter, in the face of real life and all its brutality.I’ve written before on why … [Read more...] about If We Do Not Lose Heart
No discussion of writing through grief would be complete without my explaining how deeply I owe my writerly self to my mother.I was reminded of this two weeks ago, and it’s taken until now for me to face actually writing about it ... and posting it. At this point, I'd appreciate being able to just … [Read more...] about Writing Through Grief, Part 6
Yes, I know. Two posts in one day. Bad form. :)So, even though it's a year late, I've updated my "sources" page with research links for last May's novella, The Highwayman. Pretty excited that I finally got that up! If you read and enjoyed that story, take a look, or if you're just interested in the … [Read more...] about Update!!