First Draft of my current Mystery Novel is DONE on this day, March 28, 2016 @ 2208. And I am exhausted and going to bed. *I know the timestamp says 3/29/16— my computer is 3 hours ahead of me.*
My Dad, a much more seasoned Tolkien lover than I, sent me the following link at 6 AM. (He gets up earlier than I do). http://lotr.wikia.com/wiki/March_25 The day of my birth is quite possibly the most exciting day in Middle Earth history. The death of Gollum and the destruction of the One Ring, the death of Sauron … More One Day to Rule them All
Looking for Feedback in All the Wrong Places I have a beta reader who gives me great feedback on the overall scope, characters, plot and pacing of my manuscript. But it is always a good idea to get as many different points of view as possible. So I went on a hunt for more beta…
There is a magpie nest, nestled in my neighbors tree. I wonder if that is where the diamond necklace my grandmother had made from her engagement ring after a bitter divorce (he ran off with the next door neighbor– he did not run very far– and he later fell through the bathroom … More The Magpie’s Treasure
I recently started using BookBub, an online (free to use) service that alerts you to special discounts on books. I have used it only for e-books. I recently read a post about the experience of the first time using BookBub as an author. It made me eager to try it as a reader, hoping to discover some new authors. … More My New BookBub Script
Excellent Op-Ed piece by David Brooks at the NYT. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/12/opinion/sunday/david-brooks-the-moral-bucket-list.html?_r=0
Saw this mini library on a walk in my neighborhood. The materials it was made from matched the house of the yard it was in. What a great idea! There was everything in the box from R.L. Stine’s famous YA novel series “Goosebumps” to a book entitled “Egonomics”, the name of an interesting psychological theory. I … More Neighborhood Book Exchange
There are 1,001 things that need to be fixed in this old house; But the ones I want to fix the most Are the cracks between you and I.
There are those of us who love mornings, those who love staying up late, and those who find the 10AM-2PM window their favorite time of day. When we hear “work hours,” the tendency is to… Source: What’s Your Most Productive Time of Day?
“GET DOWN!” Another Chaos ship was attempting to teleport, so it could drop its hordes of troops. Again (praise Emperor!) the electricity arc repelled them and sent them back to the hell that they kept coming from. In this last bastion of human technology, the Marines were making their stand against Chaos. The Chrome … More The Endless War (Short Fiction)