November 20, 2021– 10:36pm

I posted a review for Wade Garret's new book, Ghosts of the Scattered Kingdoms, the other day--which can be found here. It's a great book, by the way, especially if you like a nicely fleshed out world or Flintlock Fantasy, so I recommend it. Before that post, however, it had been a while since I…

August 21st, 2021 — 12:46pm

Dear Journal, I am trying to get back into the swing of things with editing my most recent WIP. The task can seem very daunting when you look at hundreds of pages of text, a massive mountain of prose requiring tweak and changes. It's enough to drive a person crazy. It seems utterly impossible when…

5/29/2021 — 2:52pm

Dear Journal, If you don't remember, I encountered a snafu with my Scrivener upgrade. I want to start by saying the changes in the program are amazing--its more user friendly now, and just looks better... but I had a problem with transferring a file from the older version to the newer version. The novel was…

4/28/2021 — 10:26am

Dear Journal, I had a mild panic attack yesterday, when trying to load one of my manuscripts into the new version of Scrivener. I transferred it over, but the files were lost and recovered... which left them in a pile at the bottom of my binder. The good news was that it all seemed to…

4/9/2021 — 1:15am

Dear Journal, I'm writing this in the middle of the night, sitting on my back porch. It was a long night at work, long but productive. And though I was exhausted when I got home, there was more work to be done. I had been lingering at the end of this manuscript for a couple…

3/31/2021 ‐- 10:03am

Dear Journal, Well, Laura and I needed some R&R, so we headed to La Crosse for the night. There might not be much to do around here, due to pandemic protocols, but we still enjoyed getting away. We stayed at the Charmant Hotel, which is a renovated candy factory. The service was great and the…

3/24/2021 — 9:15am

Dear Journal, I was talking to a friend of mine on Facebook yesterday, who happens to be another writer. The conversation was just a simple one about organizing our story plots, and how it is we achieve this. It's something a lot of us talk endlessly about. Like all other authors, I've tried so many…

3/23/2021 — 12:07pm

Dear Journal, It's been a crazy week, between work and writing. I also got the chance to celebrate St. Paddy's day with my family here in Wisconsin. The kids here never tried corned beef and cabbage, so it was a treat to cook it for them. And, with all the anxiety involved with Covid-19, I'm…

3/15/2021 — 4:52pm

Dear Journal, I just realized I have a journal on the blog that I never even tapped into. I figured I'd give it a try, and hope to figure out how to make it look a little better over time. It's been a relatively slow day, which is fine by me. I had the day…