note to self: about summer

One would think that summer would be a time of awesome productivity for me. After all, it's school vacation! One would be wrong. And I've finally decided to adjust my expectations to take into account that I get very little writing done in the summer. For one thing, summer is not a creative [read more] about note to self: about summer

Balticon 2013

David and I attended our first Balticon this past weekend. We were there for two out of the three days, and had a blast. I've attended a writing conference (Pikes Peak) and a writers' workshop before, but this was my first convention. It was a very different experience! The People What I loved [read more] about Balticon 2013

tell me about deserts

It's been a long time since I've lived in a hot climate (over ten years now). And even when I did, my experience was of a coastal urban environment. Right now I'm writing a story set in a desert. I've read up on real-life deserts. I've looked at dozens of pictures of sand dunes, barren hills [read more] about tell me about deserts

behind-the-scenes sunday

Oops. I didn't get around to planning, writing and scheduling posts for this week. Life has been busy of late, but in a good way. So, let's go behind the scenes and see what I've been up to lately. Homeschooling We went back to school after a week's vacation. That required planning on my part, [read more] about behind-the-scenes sunday

dragons I have known

Very cute story. And look at those adorable little dragonlings!

When I first started writing fantasy, I swore that I would never ever include something so cliched, so stale, so overdone, as a dragon. Riiight. Whether I wanted them or not, dragons crept or stormed into my fiction anyway. The sleeping dragon whose awakening would restart an ancient war. [read more] about dragons I have known