• Resolution: Finish more books

    I’m not really a New Years’ resolutions person, but as I finish one book (Foundryside; quite a fun read) and look to my current TBR pile, I realize that I may need to make an exception this year. There are so many great books already out there and more published every month. It would be impossible for me to catch up, I know. But I can at least try to commit to finishing the ones I start before picking up a new one. In the picture above, I have started 3 of 5 of those at various points over the past year. This isn’t even including the books I’ve started…

  • Birthday post

    This year, I decided to take advantage of the California climate and had the luxury of going camping in the middle of January. It felt like late spring in the PNW! As a bonus: the threat of a large rainstorm loomed over the area, so few others took the chance and we had the entire campground at Big Basin Redwoods mostly to ourselves. There were hikes, elk sightings, lots of warm drinks, some story editing by lantern light, reading by firelight, and many WALPs. Overall, it was a really pleasant weekend in a beautiful place that felt somehow like no one else in the world knew existed. I highly recommend.…

  • Happy Lemon Pig, Everyone!

    My prediction for myself is that 2019 is going to be a long, often difficult, year of repair, rebuilding, and laying the groundwork for 2020. I have lots of projects to finish, lots of personal and professional areas to realign and get back on track. It will likely take damn close to a year for much of it to see fruition. So here’s to many pots of coffee & many items crossed off the to-do lists in 2019