Random Things

Alphabet blogging: C is for…

Alphabet blogging: C is for…

Cookie! No, wait, that’s not it. Chocolate! No! Stop it. You do not need a snack. That’s the exact conversation I had with myself as I sat down to start this blog post. I couldn’t believe it. My brain had suddenly gone blank, and I couldn’t think of a single word that started with C […]

Alphabet blogging: B is for…

Book high. This happened to me last week. I recently found the final book in the Quadrail series by Timothy Zahn, and since it’s been so long since I read the first one (about two and a half years ago, I think) I’ve been re-reading the series. It was a good thing I did, because […]

Alphabet blogging: A is for…

Alphabet blogging: A is for…

Action. Which, believe it or not, my novels have been sadly lacking in lately. Usually, I have actions scenes coming out of my ears. I love fight scenes, so there are plenty of those, plus my characters running to rescue someone or running away from someone, etc, etc. My typical problem is trying to get […]

Soul Food

Soul Food

“A good story feeds the reader, nourishing him or her with valuable insights.” – David Farland. That was just a portion of today’s daily article that magically appears in my inbox. It dealt with the topic of theme, something that is very important to me. I don’t want to write a hollow story, nor do […]

Re-Read

Re-Read

Life’s been busy lately. Super busy. Yet I always try to make time to read something. Currently I’m doing a re-read of Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson. Again? It just came out in March! Yep….it’s that good. But it got me thinking. How often do people re-read stories? For example, I only re-read stories […]

Rolling with Plan B

Rolling with Plan B

I love dressing up. It’s one of my favorite things. I wish more occasions were dress-up occasions. And not just dress-up as in wearing a dress and heels, although I love having an excuse to dress up that way, too, but costume dress-up. When I was a kid, my family never celebrated Halloween, and while […]

Skipping…

Skipping…

Last week my husband was gone to a conference (the first time we’ve been separated overnight since we were married 4 1/2 years ago!). While he was gone, Toby and I did ok until Wednesday, when we both woke up with runny noses. Oh yes, and I had a lovely sinus headache. All my plans–keeping […]