Hello, hello! I’m typing this with sticky BBQ sauced fingers which means only one thing… I’m back in Washington, at Third Place Commons, working on my writing, and eating Burney Brother’s pulled pork, as I have for some eight years now. I’m going to be in Washington for a while. Among other things, summer break… Continue reading A Case of the Sequel Blues
It took a few weeks, but spring has finally hit me with the full force of its sunshine and optimism. I plum forgot to update the blog last week, and so much has been keeping me busy, it is hard to remember everything I ought to tell you. I was in Vegas a week ago,… Continue reading The W in AWOL stands for Writing, Right?
Another successful NaNoWriMo! Despite the 12,000 word lead I developed in the middle of the month, life got in the way and I only squeaked by in the final few days. I’d had grand plans to try for 75,000 words and get a complete first draft down, but this was too lofty a goal to… Continue reading In The Wake of NaNoWriMo
Life has been overwhelmingly fantastic…with an emphasis on the overwhelming. I don’t think this happens to other people, but when too much intense stuff happens (even if it is good stuff!) I tend to snap. Other people weather through depressed days because too much is going wrong in their life…whereas I can spend three days… Continue reading I Guess I’m a Nomad a.k.a. Where the HECK I’ve BEEN
I am reaching another one of those points in which I feel, quite simply, overwhelmed. There seems to be an insane amount of motion and insanity associated with everything I touch these days. I’m beginning to suspect that adventure is best perpetrated and enjoyed most fully when you know you have something loving and stable… Continue reading Overwhelmed? MOVE TO PORTLAND
I finally made it home from the last leg of my most recent adventure! However, I’m not sure what state I’ll be in three weeks from now, so it appears my adventures are becoming so frequent the only determining factor for when they end is when I decide to draw the line and start a… Continue reading Space and Quiet and Noise
It’s official, I’m a Seattle-based author again. My birthday was last Thursday, and since I already had a little celebration planned, I rolled a going-away-party into it and then took off the next morning with my Dad, who graciously offered to come pick me up from Stanford and help me move. He’d been meaning to… Continue reading Break-Ups, Seattle, and Revisions
For as much time as I’ve spent noveling in other places and trying to keep pace with NaNoWriMo in California, I’ve actually only ever won NaNoWriMo in Kenmore (my Washington state hometown) and twice in Bellingham (the college town I lived in, 100 miles north of my hometown.) Needless to say, I’m heading home for… Continue reading Prepping for Home: Where Does Your Writing Live?
It’s really strange to try to fathom how much my life is going to change once I’m in California, my little brother will go to college, and my retired parents move to Orroville (which happens to be the one point in the state farthest from any interstate highway in Washington state.) I’m trying not to… Continue reading Solstice Graveyard Picnic
(Photo from Kerry Park by Brian Kasey) I live in Seattle. I’ve always lived in Seattle. I know Seattle. It’s gotten to the point where, as much as I love Seattle, the city just kind of bores me. What is there to do that I haven’t done a hundred times before? I live out in… Continue reading A Tourist in My Home Town