I kind of want to give up writing and just drink tea full-time. I’ve gotten to the point where drinking tea is such a sensuous experience that I can’t even focus on a story while I drink. I’ve been challenging myself not to over-indulge my craving for lavender milk tea, but I found a tea… Continue reading My Lavender Love Affair with Tea
So, not much more than a month later, I’m off to another conference. I figured this would be good for me, I’ve felt kind of in a rut ever since I moved back to Washington, and since I got a discounted rate it definitely seemed worthwhile to sign up for Press Publish and head to… Continue reading Packing for Press Publish
So I have to do a quick blog to figure out if any of my followers/readers are also going to be at this event on Saturday the 28th. I’ll probably book a Bolt Bus and find a couch to crash on with a friend for the weekend…as is my M.O. with professional conferences at the… Continue reading Press Publish in Portland: I’m Going!
Did anyone else feel that deep, collective breath of relief yesterday as NaNoWriMo ended? Washington state is in one of the last time-zones before the date line, so I usually end up finishing my novel with the last of the last. Fortunately, I clocked in at 50,132 around 4pm on the 30th. Home for Thanksgiving… Continue reading Post-NaNoWriMo
I thought I would share a few of my favorite quotes from Travels with a Donkey, since I’ve been traveling and reading the pocket version my father gave me for my birthday. The Victorian Robert Louis Stevenson is one of my favorite authors from my favorite time periods, and I still think Dr. Jekyll and… Continue reading Travels with a Donkey: Wisdom from Robert Louis Stevenson
I bet you didn’t even know that there was a Hat Creek Radio Observatory because Hat Creek is just about the tiniest place in the world, outside of Redding along highway 89. Out in Shasta County, that little almost-town has a radio observatory right in the middle of an itty-bitty valley, just outside of the… Continue reading Hat Creek Radio Observatory
Yesterday, I walked two miles through suburbia to catch a bus to Seattle, then another that took me to Portland, and then another that took me right to the Albany train station. From there, I walked half a mile to Swanson Park where I played on the swings and laid in the grass until my… Continue reading Adventures Begin in a Whirlwind