Technically, this post should be called “Late Summer Favorites” considering today’s date, but the theme must go on (and I’m holding onto summer for as long as it lasts). Here are some of the things I’ve been enjoying these past few months:Continue reading “Mid-Summer Favorites”
My favorite season has been “officially” here since March, but it took a bit longer than that for actual spring-like weather has arrived into my corner of the world—and I’m convinced there’s not a more magical time of year. Here are some of the things I’ve been enjoying as the world wakes up from its winter-y slumber:Continue reading “Mid-Spring Favorites”
Today is nearly a week from the actual mid-point of winter (February 3), but after last week’s lengthy post I thought you’d appreciate a shorter, more playful post as much as I would. So, here are a few of the things I’ve been enjoying this winter—hopefully you’ll see something you like or find something new to try.Continue reading “Mid-Winter Favorites”
Greetings, travelers—it’s been a little while, hasn’t it? Between computer troubles, life changes (vague, I know), and some spells of creative block, the schedule for this blog has gotten completely off track in the past few months. That’s one reason I’ve decided to officially pause the blog for the month of December, and tentatively resume a more regular (though perhaps adjusted) schedule in 2022.
The other reason for the brief hiatus is because I need time to develop some posts that have been percolating in my mind and spirit for several months—posts that deviate from the usual writing and book topics, but retain the same themes and, hopefully, allow me to show more of my style and thinking than what I’ve shown here.
So fret not! More posts are coming in the near future. Don’t miss me too much this December. 😉
I love all aspects of writing. That doesn’t mean I always like them (nothing worthwhile is easy), but I’ve found that I truly enjoy each stage of the writing process when I’m in it. The early stages of brainstorming and research and planning bring a rush of excitement, intrigue, and adventure into the unknown; drafting reveals a depth of unforeseen discoveries, the slow and meticulous carving of stone to reveal statue and the satisfying burn of strengthening muscles; and editing clarifies and sharpens, leaving something beautiful once the sting of its blade has dissipated.Continue reading “Outlines: The True First Drafts”