things might be looking a bit different . . .

There are going to be some changes coming to this website, in terms of design, structure, and content. In case things end up looking a bit weird or become temporarily inaccessible over the next month or so, I just wanted you to know that this will be a work in progress for a while and […]

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I want to write more

I could produce a mountain of material, and some of it might actually be good. I could, possibly, produce a book a month, but I don’t know that I could guarantee consistent quality. I could blog every day, with real and meaningful information and insight, but then I wouldn’t have time or energy for anything […]

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a new prequel and its prologue

I’ve been quiet on the blog and not as productive in real life over the past couple of months. I had an unprecedented first part of the year in terms of productivity and publishing, and then things started to slow down toward the end of August. And it’s been a slippery slope since. The good […]

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one bag to rule them all, part 2

I think I might have finally found it—the one bag to rule them all. At least, I’ve found something that mostly works for the time being, and that seems fairly miraculous right about now. Here’s the bag I’m using and am feeling positive about: eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekend Convertible Junior For the past however […]

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the shy writer raises her hand

I am a shy and somewhat anxious writer. Not all writers are alike. Some are outgoing and extraverted. Some are adrenaline junkies. Some are self-congratulatory and aloof. Some are confident and outspoken. And so on. But the stereotype of the introverted writer who is more comfortable in her own company, sequestered in a cozy office […]

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guest post: Writing Snacks, with Wendy Wagner

It’s guest post day! Wendy Wagner is one of the members of my truly amazing writers group, and she makes the best snacks for our meetings and write-ins. She’s shared her super yummy (and super easy) roasted garbanzo beans recipe below. Wendy is also one of the most generous and cheerful people I know, and […]

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