Avily Jerome

Creating Anew

Creating Anew

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) starts in two days. The goal is to write a 50,000-word novel in a month. I’ve completed it in the past, and I’ve come close to completing it, and I’ve accomplished my own goals (one year I wrote a middle-grade book one year that wasn’t 50K words, but I finished […]

Editing…Again

Editing…Again

I’ve been working with an editor on my Dragons manuscript, in the hopes that I will finally get it to a place where someone (preferably the house this lady is with) wants to publish it. I’ve gone back and forth with her several times, making some major changes, and with each round of edits, it […]

Perspective on Ebola

Perspective on Ebola

My son asked me this morning, “Has Ebola gotten to Arizona yet?” followed by “What if I die from Ebola?” Statistically, it’s not particularly likely, but it is very hard not to worry when it’s all over the news. You can’t turn on the radio without hearing about it. Spreading across Europe, one patient in […]

Camping Excursion

Camping Excursion

Last weekend I took my family camping. There were several other families from my kids’ school who were all going together, so at the last minute, we tagged along. My husband is more of an indoor person, so doing something like this is pretty much all on me to get what we need and make […]

The Problem with Immortality

The Problem with Immortality

There’s a new show this fall called “Forever.” The main character, for unknown reasons, can’t die. He dies, but then he comes back. So, he has made it his life’s mission to figure out why he can’t die by studying death, his own–every time he dies he writes down a record of the experience–and other […]

Celebrating Life

Celebrating Life

Yesterday I attended a memorial service to celebrate the life of a young man from our church. He was only twenty-eight years old when he passed away. I didn’t know him well, but his parents and brother are in our small group, so we are very close with his family. Watching his mom cry over […]

Cricket Warfare 101: Treaties and Allies

Cricket Warfare 101: Treaties and Allies

(As overheard and transcribed by Avily Jerome) Greetings! It has been awhile since we’ve had one of our chats. Of course you recall our conversations on Subtlety and on Sabotage, and I know you haven’t forgotten our discussions about Misdirection and Psychological Warfare. I’m pleased to hear reports of your progress in these areas. It […]