Focusing on Happiness—Week Eighteen

What I'm happy about this week: new projects. That trip to my favorite yarn shop yielded the above super-cheery yarn. I plan to make myself a set of vibrant wrist warmers. Colors are said to influence people's psyches. I've found that very true for me. Yellow is supposed to stimulate the intellect and creativity, and... Continue Reading →

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Back and Forth

Writing is an intense process that takes a lot of time and energy. It's given me some of the greatest joys and greatest frustrations I've ever experienced. One of the most challenging parts for me is the back and forth that happens at the beginning of pretty much every project. This is before the writing... Continue Reading →

The Dwellers Database

The Blades of Janus have many resources to help them combat the alien threats that have spread all over Earth. Rayguns, hoverbikes, silver-infused swords. One of their most important tools mentioned in Pack, the first novel set in this world, is the Dwellers Database. This central repository of knowledge gives the Blades information, descriptions, and... Continue Reading →

Making Room

We're only a day away from the Winter Solstice. This is my favorite astronomical phenomenon to celebrate because I love what it symbolizes. Fresh starts, renewals, and increasing possibilities. More than any other time of year, this is when I can work to reinvent myself—to let go of those aspects of myself that are no... Continue Reading →

Columbia’s First Voyage

A while back, I wrote a post called Write What You Know. In it, I mentioned watching Columbia launch and that I needed to tell that story. Here it is. My dad was an avid astronomy fan. He had a 4 inch Unitron refractor that his dad built from a kit. Great for planetary viewing.... Continue Reading →

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