Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Moved to a New Home

Just a little bit farther...
In trying to get all my blogging projects under one roof and therefore keep them all in better shape, future posts will be made at Grayestone Lodge. Sorry for the extra click required.

Cheers and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Virtual Trip to the 1300's

The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth CenturyThe Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century by Ian Mortimer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book gave a phenomenally fresh view point into 14th century England. I bought it as a reference text for a YA novel I'm writing, but I ended up devouring it cover to cover for pleasure. While some segments of the period were glossed over a little too much, the fresh perspective and global overview it presented will help me get more out of every other research text I use from now on. Best of all, I found the perfect solution to a plot problem that had me stalled. Thank you, Ian Mortimer!

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Birthday Bass

Birthday Bass
Originally uploaded by sudphoto

As I shift from non-fiction back into poetry and historical fiction, I have realized that I've lost a bit of my rhythm. To get my rhythm back, I've decided to learn how to play the electric bass guitar. I'm hoping it'll help my words rock again. Hope with me?

Friday, July 2, 2010

Do the MS Polka with Me

I did it! Final tally: 67,000 words. Want to see?

Cheers and thanks for all the hugs,

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Excuse 152 for Not Writing

I was closing in on 55,000 words of my 65,000 word goal when all of a sudden... power. I'd be more sad, but I loved the break:-)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Lego wiimote and nunchuck

What my son is doing while I write...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Book-writing Update

resting before jumping back into the fray

Writing a book in a condensed time frame plus running Folded Word has me too busy to blog these days. But for anyone interested, here's where my non-fiction work-for-hire stands:

Words written: 40,995
Words to be written to meet goal: 24,005
Days left until final deadline: 21
Expert questionnaires sent out: 12
Expert questionnaires received: 4
Quote of the month: (from a friend, over lunch) "Sometimes the money just isn't worth it."