Nanowrimo 2018 Halfway Point

I have now reached the halfway mark in this year’s Nanowrimo, and I have enough words to say that I’m half way to the 50,000 word point. I’ve kept up my schedule. I’ve also gotten my annual ML apology for vanishing. (Every year right around this time. I think the truth is that we’re too

Nanowrimo 2018

So, Nanowrimo is in full swing, and I am currently on par for the month. It’s been a while since I really intended to write a full novel during Nano. At this point, it’s all about the community and getting into good habits that will last you for months and months. I’m working on adding

IWSG: Evolving Creativity

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! This month’s hosts are: Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor, Ann V. Friend, JQ Rose, and

Storytime October 2018

In the Gray Lake by Karen Lynn The Priestess waited. There was nothing to do by the lake but wait. The nearest trace of civilization was more than a week away, and even then, the cookfires were far apart, and the best entertainment was the sound of snoring bedmates. Nevertheless, the sacrifices had been made,

IWSG: The Laptop of My Dreams

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG. The awesome co-hosts for the October

Emergency Alerts and Me

Today is the day of the (rescheduled) emergency cell-phone alert system test, and I’m still trying to figure out exactly what kind of threat would require the immediate and simultaneous notification of every single person in the United States. The best I’ve come up with is a coordinated and deliberate nuclear attack. Much as I

Went Out West

This was a fast trip, and more driving than hiking, because I had to be back at work today. But it was still a nice trip.     And, I went to Carhenge, which is part roadside attraction, part metalwork art exhibition. All of the art here is made out of pieces of cars… or

Multiple Projects and the Bullet Journal

I added a couple more spreads to the bullet journal today.  You know those Instagram posts with the bullet journals that are full-on artistic masterpieces? That’s not me. This is more down-and-dirty, functional bullet journaling. Not so much as a butterfly sticker here. So, what I’m trying to do is keep up drafting momentum from

IWSG: Talking Myself Out Of Ideas

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.   The awesome co-hosts for the

And the Ashfall Fossil Beds…

Somewhere in the northern part of Nebraska… nestled between grass-covered hills… is a prehistoric watering hole where animals caught in a super volcano were fossilized.  The site is far enough away from the volcano, itself that death wasn’t instant. They died over the course of weeks after the eruption. This is a working dig site,

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