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On writing, business, and stories we tellĀ 

I can’t tonight

There is nothing I can articulate well enough to form a good blog post. I released a book today but the flavour is gone for me. Watching my Black and POC friends deal with a world that they have to fight for acceptance in has me reeling and I can't imagine how they...

What to say

I'm not sure what to say on tonight's blog. Only that everything at the moment feels heavy. It feels heavy to watch the crisis in the United States reach a zenith. It feels heavy to hear the racism in my own country being denied. I rarely post anything incidental on...

Change of plans

Change of plans

It isn't that I'm not feeling Book 4 of the Unseen. I'm going to keep working on it in smaller bite sizes as the book itself is a murder mystery and I have to research that a little bit better to be sure I've got a good hang of things. The story will still get its...

The Benefits of a ReRead

I often reread my old stories. Not ones I intend on finishing, but the ones that I don't often pull up. This stems from a bit of nostalgia I suppose, where I'm interested in what I used to think made a good story, instead of something I think was a treasure I buried....

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...

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Stacie Hanson