On This Day in History…

Absolutely nothing happened. Relating to writers, I mean. Can’t find a thing.

What did happen? Well, 168 years ago the Dominican Republic gained independence from Haiti. Seems the father of that split has fallen on hard times, compared to the child. Maybe Haiti should have gone along for the ride?

The Reichstag building was destroyed […]


Ribfest Today; A Small Break From Fiction

This weekend my daughter and her beau celebrate their birthdays. Each of them 22, a day apart. (T tried to convince Kai there was something terribly wrong with that, as it means they’ll never celebrate his birthday again, really. For some reason he simply smiled.) We usually hold a Ribfest on Jessi’s birthday, and this […]


Lazy Weekend and I Need to Write

It’s a particular sort of agony that I’m learning is the lot of writers. I feel the need to write. It even gets me up early (like 0400 most mornings). I think and plan and write, both fiction and blogs, and suddenly it’s time to get the house going. On Saturday that doesn’t kick off […]


So Long, Suzie Q

Not much to say today. Still a bit sad over the loss of the kitten. Isn’t it odd how something like that can affect you? I wrote a memorial on my other website. I guess I’ll spend the rest of the day looking at new color schemes for this site while I’m at it; the […]


This Space for Rent…

Today will be a celebration of Jessica and Kai’s engagement. Which means I’ll be terribly distracted. And tomorrow’s not looking much better. I’ve read a couple of books on novel writing systems and plans, so I’ve got a bit of a backlog for the reviews. With Christmas only a week away, I don’t expect to […]


Are You Pantser or Planner?

I saw this question on the NaNoWriMo forums for the first time this year. No, it’s not a new query, just new to me. Apparently it’s almost a controversy now, with budding novelists sorting into two camps and in some instances tossing rather heavy stones at each other.

Me, I was oblivious to the whole […]


The Modern Meaning of Pearl Harbor

Today is the 70th anniversary of the attack on the United States at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. It’s a special day to me for several reasons (my other tribute is posted here). However you feel about today as an historical occurrence, you’ve been touched by it, maybe even shaped by it in your life. It’s Americana […]