I like birthdays. They are unique celebrations of an individual. Every other holiday and anniversary we share with one or more people, but a birthday is often for one person alone. Twins - or family or friends who otherwise share the same birthday - have a slightly different perspective, but there is still a uniqueness … Continue reading Hope, courtesy of a birthday
One of my recent Timehop memories was a #TBT / #ThrowBackThursday to my very first 100 Word Challenge for Grown-Ups, from February 2012. At the time, I was deeply entrenched in writing the first draft of "Fearless," which remains one of my hope-for novels. (It's currently in draft 2.5, for anyone wondering.) That long-ago 100-word … Continue reading Nev, revisited
Earlier this week, I updated the main header image on this blog. The last image was a photo I'd taken a few years ago in La Jolla, and its setting sun scene was pretty, but, over time, I came to associate it too much with decline. Decline of readers, decline of interaction, decline of my … Continue reading Out of Decline
This is just a brief post to say thank you to everyone who has clicked on one of my "Finding Mister Wright" PDF story links over the last two-and-a-half years, since I started writing them. The characters who live in those stories - Marshall, Daniel, Rob, Paige, and more - have been a source of … Continue reading A Quiet Thank You
I have a handful of writer friends I’ve been lucky enough to find through the wonders of blogging. One of them is writer/editor Kate Johnston, whom you may also know as 4amwriter on Twitter. Kate recently sent out a challenge: dare to write something new this summer. On her own blog – https://4amwriter.com/ - she … Continue reading I dared to write. Will you?