The History of How to Schedule a Death

How to Schedule a Death drops in 3 days. It’s the darkest book I’ve ever written. It’s also the first book I’ve ever written for an adult audience. Today I’m opening up all my old writing notebooks, blog posts, documents, and file folders. I’m scouring my notes for anything even remotely related to the project. ... Continue Reading →

June 2023 Reflection

Good Morning and happy JULY. I’ll spare you the whining about the temperatures here in the desert of Phoenix and the typical shocked statement about how I can’t believe what month it is. If you’re a regular follower of the blog you already know June was supposed to be a busy month … I had... Continue Reading →

April 2023 Reflection

Is it just me or is 2023 going by REALLY fast? Just a few days ago it was April and I felt like I had plenty of year left. Now it’s May and suddenly the graduation, promotion, and wedding we have coming up in our family feel REALLY CLOSE. It’s SHOCKING.  Still, flipping that calendar... Continue Reading →

March 2023 Reflection

It’s that time again. The time when I take a look back at what I actually accomplished in the last month. This time my reflection looks a bit different (on my end). I’m sitting in a hotel room while my family sleeps, attempting to get some reflection done in a rather comfortable little armchair before... Continue Reading →

February 2023 Reflection

Whew, February is done. Time to take a look at what I managed to accomplish.  If you’ve been following along with the blog then you already know that for 2023 I’ve left myself a big BLANK page of year long goals. I’ll add to them when I focus on them and mark them completed when... Continue Reading →

NaNo Update, Almost the End

Today is November 28th. I officially have 3 days left to reach my goal of 50,000 words for National Novel Writing Month. I say 3 because I haven’t written today (yet).  Am I on track? No.  Am I close? Yes.  Right this second, I’m at 42117 words. According to the NaNo website’s helpful statistics page,... Continue Reading →

NaNo Update, Day 11

We are 11 days into November. I’ve written words on my work-in-progress for 10 of those days (haven’t logged any yet for today, but it’s only 8:30 AM my time). How am I doing so far? Let’s check.  Kingdom of Fraun Short Stories When I started NaNo this year there were 3 short stories in... Continue Reading →

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