Random Things

Just Make Do

   “Just make do” or, “just make do with what you have” was instilled in me growing up. My parents were infused with a healthy dose of Depression Era thrift. This week my husband and I had a week without our kids. While it sounds like a time full of date nights and intimate moments, […]

Spicy Water And Other Incongruities 

Spicy Water And Other Incongruities 

 Yes, those are jalapenos in ice water. Chalk this up as “only in Tucson”. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of drinking tap water from The Old Pueblo, you’ll know drinking water flavored with chiles that might burn your taste buds would be a welcome addition. This particular concoction was at a posh hotel, so there […]

The Importance of Hiring an Editor

The Importance of Hiring an Editor

The other day I looked up some writing jobs on Craigslist. I just thought I’d see what was out there and maybe try to make a few extra bucks working from home. I filled out a couple applications and contacted a couple people. One opportunity came up that seems like fun. It’s a collaborative writing […]

Alphabet Blogging: Y and Z

Alphabet Blogging: Y and Z

I’m totally cheating, but Forged Steel releases next week (eeeeep!), so…yeah. This whole blog is going to be chock full of cheats, since these happen to be the two hardest letters of the alphabet to work with. So, here goes. Y is for Why I write. (See, told you I was cheating.) I’m sure I’ve […]

Sounds and Silence

Sounds and Silence

Last week I veered from the theme of my previous posts to address what was on my mind. Now I’ve come (back) to my senses. Smell, sight, touch, taste, and now sound. Friday was our wedding anniversary and to celebrate my husband and I went hiking. We started with a short family hike in our neighborhood to see […]

Checking In

Hey all! Sorry it’s been so long since I last posted… Life, I tell ya. ;) First I was sick, then I was gone, then I was sick again, and now I’m trying to prepare Forged Steel for publication in mid-July (aiming for a July 17th release), so that has been eating up nearly every […]

A Different Kind of Fuzzy Logic.

A Different Kind of Fuzzy Logic.

In keeping with my theme of the five senses in writing and reading, I’m covering touch. Of course sight is the most common sense used in writing. And smell, whether good or bad, can be emotionally evocative. Hearing and taste have their place too but touch came to me from a game I played recently. One […]