If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you might be aware that I’ve been struggling for quite some time to bring the latest volume in the Valhalla
series to market.
And so, after too many delays, it’s here! I rather quietly launched the Kindle edition of Raven Quest
this past Monday evening. I … Continue Reading ››
I’ve had some more thoughts about the Green Bay Packers since watching their game against the Chicago Bears this past Sunday. More specifically, I had insomnia again this morning, and that’s when my brain gets plenty active to fill the void left by lack of sleep; this time, my thoughts turned to football.
I was impressed by Aaron Rodgers’s … Continue Reading ››
I am a Green Bay Packers fan.
I didn’t grow up watching much football, and I definitely wasn’t a player. And I’ve never been to Wisconsin.
What happened is this: Several years ago, I had a dream that—as a fortyish, short, nonathletic woman—I managed to walk on at tryouts for a professional football team whose colors were green, yellow, and white. I … Continue Reading ››
Because Laurel wanted this journal entry from yesterday to be a blog post.
Early this morning, right before the alarm went off, I dreamt that I was living in London and my sister had come for a visit. In my dream, London looked oddly like Spain, with jam-packed, multi-terraced buildings set in close urban hillsides. My sister had just arrived, and we were waiting on my father and stepmother to make … Continue Reading ››
Earlier this morning, I received a “regrets” letter from the Jan Michalski Foundation, regarding my application for one of their “Swiss tree house” writer residencies for 2017. I hadn’t realized how much I’d been looking forward to that opportunity until it was taken away, but that’s how things work sometimes, right? I’d even gone so far as picking out the travel backpack I’d wanted to test out on the trip … Continue Reading ››
Holy bodhisattvas! I hadn't meant to go so very long without updating my monthly reading list. As always, this list includes only the books I completed, and not those I decided to abandon; there are also a few re-reads, per usual.
So here goes, eight months in one post . . .
- The Dispatcher, by John Scalzi (audiobook narrated by Zachary Quinto)
- What’s It Like in Space, by Ariel … Continue Reading ››
Yes, it's true. Today, according to my very possibly inexact calculations, is Day 666 of the daily migraine.
I'm not going to get into a big long update here of all of the potential remedies we are continuing to try or what's next on the list. I can tell you that what we have so far found not to work includes (but is not limited to) the following: Imitrex, Gabapentin, ibuprofen, … Continue Reading ››