Welcome to Musings.
My blog, Musings, will document some of my fantasy novel writing and holistic health journey. Life is more than the mundane, more than we know, and Musings will cover topics from writing tradecraft to myth and lore , from ancient wisdom to spirituality. I hope you will join me often!
It has been crazy. The days are flying by. I’m working on outlining a major rewrite of The Blade of Ages. I’ve also been taking Dave Farland’s Advanced Story Puzzle class. I wish I had taken this before starting my … Continue reading →
Wow. Time gets away from me! I’ve got a lot I’m juggling, but that is the life of an author. I just submitted the first two chapters of The Blade of Ages for a craft day workshop in February taught … Continue reading →
Did you know that when a baby eagle gets close to ready to fly, his mother will throw it out of the nest to see if he will flap his wings. The first handful of times, or maybe more, she … Continue reading →
The past month have been full of them. I even accused myself of planning to fail because I failed to plan. That can happen, but sometimes planning to fail is a wake up call from the distractions of life. Sometimes … Continue reading →
I guess I did a little on a lot of things, but not much on any one thing. It’s like when you clean your house and you take dirty clothes from one room to the next to discover there’s something … Continue reading →
The weekend has been busy! Saturday, I attended the all–day Don Maass “Emotional Craft of Fiction“ workshop put on by the Maryland Writers’ Association. Don is not only super insightful, but approachable and hysterical! I took tons of notes, and … Continue reading →
For a week I thought would be filled with downtime, it has been incredibly busy! I’ve started the process outlining the full series. I have had pieces of this done for quite a while, in terms of themes and outward … Continue reading →
Holy cow, it has been an exciting week! It ha been like a raft down the rapids. Monday, I sent out draft number three of The Blade of Ages for edits from a professional editor. (It’s Dave Farland, if you … Continue reading →
It’s getting exciting! I just completed the third draft and am incorporating inputs from a beta reader before I send the Blade of Ages off too an incredibly capable editor! I’m excited and terrified all at the same time. This … Continue reading →
This week has been crazy with back to school activities for my teenage sons, but I have continued to charge on! I sent out my first newsletter in a while, restructured to include tidbits about my work in progress (called … Continue reading →