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On writing, business, and stories we tellĀ 

The trusty thread

The trusty thread

After yesterday's fiasco of sitting before my blank wall and staring at nothing for a good hour, I forced myself to do it again. It almost felt like groundhog day at first because it started as every day starts. Walking my dog. Boring I know but the boy loves his...

It’s a hot one…

It’s a hot one…

I'm having "heat brain" as I call it. It started off hot today and just got hotter. So when it came to writing, my brain felt like it was just impossible today. I stared hard at my screen for a good hour. I follow the rule that if I have slotted an hour to write, my...

Courting the Romance

Courting the Romance

I'm writing about raven-style courtship rituals today. You see, it was my friend Amanda Johnston's birthday the other day and I missed our usual tradition of writing each other something. In this case, it was a bit of softness, a bit of romance. I owed her it (still...

A hot spring day & horses that surprise me

A hot spring day & horses that surprise me

I'm an equestrian. A lifelong one at that. I've been riding since I was five years old, which puts me at a solid thirty years around horses. I've owned horses since I was fifteen, which puts my current partnership at twenty and seven years respectively. In those...

A Decent day is worth its weight in gold

A Decent day is worth its weight in gold

In contrast to yesterday's nightmare fuelled anxiety, today was a decent day. You ever have one of those? Where it isn't great but it just decent? For someone who deals with BP2 and anxiety disorders, a decent day is pretty great. In addition to cutting two lawns and...

Nightmares and getting through the day

Nightmares and getting through the day

I woke up at 6 this morning and ended up crying. It was the remanent of a panic attack. One of those leftover things. I get panic attacks so often that after they are done most of what i feel is frustration that I still get them. Despite quarantine, I've been doing...

Getting an early start

Getting an early start

I'm not an early riser anymore. Since COVID-19 reared its ugly head, I've been out of work. So my usual bed time slots have changed from a solid 10-6 to 12-8.30. Which to me is not longer an early riser. But when it comes to writing, I try very hard to get things done...

The best mashup you’ve ever seen?

The best mashup you’ve ever seen?

My favourite genre is when two genres are mashed up to make one. I love a good multi-genre book. I love lots of books, to be very fair, but I love it when I get two genres that I love in one big mash-up. For reasons that may become obvious, my favourite author was...

Back to the grind

Back to the grind

With a day off from what I love doing, I was ready to get back in the saddle. The saddle I had gotten some sores from, as it were. I found myself chafing at my bit (okay, enough equestrian analogies) to get back to work. This time around it wasn't 3000 words to write...

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