Happy Autumn Equinox 2019!

Happy Autumn Equinox!

It’s the first day of my favorite season, Fall! The nights will start getting longer, the days hopefully will be cooler, and the leaves will soon begin revealing their true vibrant shades (do you remember those science lessons about the green color of chlorophyll masking a tree’s true colors? 💖🍁).

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Today, we get to enjoy a day of perfect balance, though. The night and the day are exactly the same length.

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Redbud Blooms 2019

The Flower Moon Begins to Bloom

Hello, everyone! Today is the new moon leading up to the Flower Moon. It’s all about growth, beauty, and potential to me.

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What do I want to grow in my life? What brings me the greatest sense of joy?

Right now, it’s all about my writing. I’m well into the first draft of an ambitious effort: my first full-length Department of Homeworld Security novel. Continue reading “The Flower Moon Begins to Bloom”

Cold Moon Goals Progress

Looking back on my post for the new moon this month, I actually made a lot more progress than I realized! My planners for 2019 are set up (I actually have three of them), and though I haven’t mapped out exactly when I’ll be working on each writing project, I’m ready to roll with the next two—and I finished the novella I’ve been working on for way too long! That is some awesome progress.

My favorite thing that came out of this post, though, was a new mantra. Continue reading “Cold Moon Goals Progress”

Twists and Turns

I love being surprised by books. Even more, I love surprising my readers with my stories. The very best surprises are the ones you can look back at and think you should have seen coming. For that to work, the writer needs to leave a trail of bread crumbs.

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The results can be incredibly rewarding, even if crafting that trail can be a real challenge. And sometimes, the challenge continues even after the story ends.

Continue reading “Twists and Turns”