new year, same old everything else (kinda sorta)

Hey there! Happy New Year! Welcome to 2018. I hope this will be a much better, healthier, happier, and more productive year for all of us. But it’s also Monday, and it’s more or less a regular workday for me. I’ve submitted my latest NW Love Story draft to my newspaper editors and am busy […]

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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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