Writing Projects Update

Today’s post is a short one. I really just wanted to take the time to recap where I am on my writing projects. Flameborne — The sequel to Ashborne. I gotta tell you, I’m loving this book. New plot twists. New challenges. Poor Joelle. The revision process is about halfway completed. It’s taken longer thanContinue reading “Writing Projects Update”

Thursday Thoughts – Seaweed Parties and Giants

On Thursdays I normally share random thoughts I plan to use as writing inspiration or prompts. It’s been a cold week here in Stockholm and part of me wants to do nothing but curl up in bed with a good book while the cat sits on my head. Tomorrow night it’s supposed to go down toContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts – Seaweed Parties and Giants”

Thursday Thoughts – Crispy Bits and the Color Blue

It’s time for THURSDAY THOUGHTS, where I share with you random thoughts I plan to use as writing inspiration or prompts. I’m loving these posts and the stories that are coming out of them! What typically happens is I write the post on Thursday and allow the thoughts to roll around in my head for aContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts – Crispy Bits and the Color Blue”

Catching up on Fall Reading

The kids are home this week for fall break and rather than set myself up for massive frustration, I’ve decided not to work on the novel while they are home. Instead, I’m going to relax and catch up on my reading! What better way to enjoy the new darker hours (Sweden switched to Daylight SavingsContinue reading “Catching up on Fall Reading”

“Bug Out” Published

Over the weekend, the latest edition of Perihelion Online Science Fiction Magazine came out. This is important for science-fiction fans because the online magazine is free, which means you now have 11 new stories and articles to read. I’m happy about it because my short story “Bug Out” is one of those new stories. TheyContinue reading ““Bug Out” Published”

Margaret Atwood comes to Sweden

It all started with a short story I wrote at the end of last year. I wrote it for fun. I had no plan in mind when I began, only a first line–one of ten I came up with for a writing exercise. A voice came next. One that had something to say, but sheContinue reading “Margaret Atwood comes to Sweden”

My first signed Jim Butcher books

Jim Butcher came to Sweden! I love Jim Butcher. It wasn’t always that way. I hated him for a while, but now I love him. I guess hate is a strong word, and it’s not him personally I hated. I didn’t hate his stories either, or his writing. What drove me bonkers was how it feltContinue reading “My first signed Jim Butcher books”

Thoughts on Terry Pratchett

I don’t normally do this, sit down and write without a purpose in mind. But today, I felt like I needed to. Last week, the world lost a funny, witty, talented, courageous, and all-around amazing author, and though I never met Terry Pratchett personally, I’m going to go ahead and assume, based on what I’veContinue reading “Thoughts on Terry Pratchett”

What my search for quotable lines taught me

My inner critic hates me. I know you’re all saying she’s supposed to be critical, but I think you underestimate her. She really hates me. Or maybe you know the feeling. Maybe your inner critic is just as vicious. To combat the critical voice from hell that lives inside me, I try to tell myselfContinue reading “What my search for quotable lines taught me”

The Imp’s Idea

18th Day of Harvest Season The imp has made a mess of things. It began innocently enough. The smaller children have a difficult time bringing in the harvest. The root vegetables pose little difficulty, and that is where the youngest worked for days. If any turnips and carrots remained, they would still be there, butContinue reading “The Imp’s Idea”