As Fast as I Can

For those of you who are anxiously awaiting the release of Miss Livingstone’s Book II…Here’s my NaNoWriMo site Goal Tracker from March 18th. I actually met my goal on the 16th, and today I’m up to 160.5 before my work sessions. It’s showing only my work on editing the manuscript since January 1st. Considering I have another full time…

The Fickle Face of Time

Ironically, I got so caught up in writing this story in response to the Story Board Challenge on FB page, Steampunk Writers Library that I literally lost track of time and left my husband waiting at the bus stop for a ride! So unlike me to do such a thing…He’s forgiven me — for the most part….

A Wee Bit of Fame

I don’t live near a bookstore, so I get to browse one much too seldom. To my delight, when I was in Issaquah (about 20 miles away) this weekend, I found Miss Livingstone, Book I at the ‘local’ Barnes & Noble! Besides the excitement of seeing my book on the shelf, I was thrilled they…

Book II’s Train is Coming

The Unwitting Journeys of the Witty Miss Livingstone, Book II: Memory Key is coming down the tracks and will be released soon. ‘Soon’ instead of a firm date has been a bit frustrating, to be honest, but I’m not going to send the story to publication until it lives up to Book I’s Miss Livingstone’s…

River Walk – Flagging Flotsam

Originally posted on sheri j kennedy ~ Riverside:
When I cleared the trees and arrived at the river, I had a moment of disappointment. The light was nearly gone from the place and the waters were blue and cold without highlights of the sun. But the rushing water sounded magnificent, still high after recent heavy rains,…

Another Piece of History Fading

Over the years many of my favorite businesses have come and gone, but The Two Bells was special. It was ‘my place’ to stop by and have a cheap but very tasty appie and brew while cycling by on my way home from work – bike clothes just fine. Back in the day I owned a…

Page Turner

Originally posted on Elan Mudrow:
Breaking Confinement   Ask a poet for a page turner, She’ll offer you a page That can’t be turned   We tend to view life as  linear , as a series of events. Like art, it has depth. ? Your happiness is a craft that travels within no time restriction.…

A Bit of Tradition

Each year the holidays are filled with nostalgia for me. Much of my family are gone, so when my brother visits, it’s cherished time. Decorating with her handmade Raggedy Ann and several eras of my mums handcrafted egg ornaments adds to the fun traditions. The darkest day has passed and Winter Solstice marks the return of light. Best of…

Book III – I Can See the Light

Quite often finishing the draft of a book feels like coming out of a tunnel for me. The spectacular sunset on the mountain out my window yesterday evening came through my former story fog with crisp clarity. I haven’t fully seen the beauty outside of Miss Livingstone’s world for over a month.  I write my drafts…

Woot! Beta Delivered- Miss Livingstone

Time to celebrate! At long last the Beta version of The Unwitting Journeys of the Witty Miss Livingstone, Book II: Memory Key has been sent out to readers. While it’s out, I’ll do my own read-through of the manuscript, trying to see the arc of the storyline as a reader instead of a writer. The story…

I Will Never Forget

Originally posted on sheri j kennedy ~ Riverside:
For those of you outside of the US, this day may be just like any other, but for me September 11th is always momentous. On this day in 2001, I was up extra early and caught the news after the first plane had hit the World Trade Center. I saw…

Getaway

Sometimes a writer just needs a getaway to bring the story back into focus…A few of my photos from last weekend’s WA coast trip – Ruby Beach