IWSG: Reactions from the Readers

  The awesome co-hosts for the May 5 posting of the IWSG are Erika Beebe, PJ Colando, Tonja Drecker, Sadira Stone, and Cathrina Constantine! I had a beta reader suggest that my characters needed to be more dragon-y. I don’t know why, since they weren’t dragons in the first place. No. Really. They’re just random

A Short Loop on the Platte River

I finally have some (moderately) outdoorsy pictures for you. I got outside, got my annual park permit… and got in a few miles. Ordinarily, I might hop over the border to go to parks in the neighboring states (beautiful, wooded, hilly states), but… Pandemic. So, I got an annual park permit for my home state.

IWSG: Risktaking in Writing

Am I a risk taker? I’m never sure what the answer to that question is in real life or in writing. The short version? I’m not a stupid risk taker. In real life, that means I like safety equipment. A lot. Something’s gotta catch me if I fall, right? My usual risk taking process is

Back in the Kitchen

The project for today is muffin tin frittatas. It’s a level or so above the frozen breakfast sandwiches I’ve been eating, and they don’t take much time. I do a week or so at a time, and there’s breakfast. In other words, I’m capable of beating eggs. Cheese, vegetables, crumbly stuff. The grocery store provides

Software Death Match: yWriter Takes a Hit

It’s been a while since I talked about novel writing software. I’m back on the topic, now, because my computer shut down “for updates” last night (We could discuss that, Bill Gates.) and I wound up losing some of the short story I’d been working on in Y-Writer. (Y-writer 7, to be precise.) I stopped

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