GIVEAWAY! Also, chatter.

I'm back! We have officially moved into our new place. I'm still trying to find where I put everything (including my sanity), but we are moved, the cats are fine, and we made it to Cinici. Moving was...let's just say hell. Our truck got overbooked and had to be back 5 hours early. Then the… Continue reading GIVEAWAY! Also, chatter.

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Goal Update: February 2017

Send out at least 1 query every week Done! Release The Spider’s Web on Amazon (once rights have been returned) Done! Available in paperback and ebook.We're still working on the release of the short story collection. That will be available some time in March. Reduce the yarn stash by 50% So far this year, I've… Continue reading Goal Update: February 2017


Blast from the Past

Lately I've been going through and cleaning up a few things around the blog. Mostly, this means fixing some tagging issues with older blog posts--like, the really, REALLY old stuff from the first year of this blog, back when it was still on Blogger and I was in college. It's been kind of fun going… Continue reading Blast from the Past


Wait, it’s November?

The last few weeks have gotten away from me. After being sick for over a month (bronchitis, my old friend, I did not miss you), we wrapped up October with a massive remodel--which has now stretched into November. In theory, all work is supposed to be done by the time I get home from work… Continue reading Wait, it’s November?


June Wrap Up

The Goals: Be active for 30 minutes 5x per week. This is getting nowhere. I need a new goal, because obviously, this one isn't working for me/accomplishing what I want. I do go for a 30 minute walk pretty much every day, but this just isn't working. Polish 3 manuscripts 1/3 complete! Pay off 2… Continue reading June Wrap Up



I'm finally getting some of my crafting energy back. Not sure what the trigger was--no, scratch that. I think I do. I was sick for part of last week and spent the better part of three days in bed with Netflix, watching When Calls the Heart, Great British Castles, and Raiders of the Lost Art--and… Continue reading Finished



This week has blown past at top speed. One minute, it was Monday and I was trying to drag myself out of bed, and then this morning I got to work and realized it was Friday. Even though I’ve been busy, this is one of those weeks where everything is in progress, and I don’t… Continue reading Whiplash


Marching On

It's kind of funny; the New Year always fills people with a sense of optimism, of expectation and hope. But it has been my experience that the first three months of the year are the hardest to get through. So far 2016 has not been an exception to that rule. My fingers are crossed that… Continue reading Marching On

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November/December Goal Update

1. Do something active for 15 minutes 4 times a week You know I just wrote 53,000 words and read seven books last month, right? 2. Travel ...I went to my grandma's for Thanksgiving? 3. Send out 2 query letters every month Surprisingly, I did actually send out some queries during November, even though I… Continue reading November/December Goal Update


Anyone got a lighter?

My knitting is not going well this week. Actually, most of my week isn't going well this week. In terms of knitting, I've had to frog a project that I've been working on since May--my village socks. I discovered multiple problems with the fit of the toe, foot, and heel, and when I ripped back… Continue reading Anyone got a lighter?