May 2016

It’s been awhile since my fingers hit my keyboard for a fun reason. It’s been a very busy few months and while I haven’t been editing or even reading much, my thoughts are never far from Sarah Blue. I’ve worked on the story for nearly two years straight!

This past weekend, I had the privilege of watching my little sister graduate high school. Sitting in the stands, listening to the principle rattle through a mile-long list of accomplishments for the students was sobering. My sister has won awards for acting and has been in dozens of productions. Her dream is to act full-time and it’s inspiring to see her work so hard to achieve her goals.

I haven’t been thoroughly unproductive over the last few weeks, I set up a home office so I now have a dedicated writing space. I need to get a big comfy chair but for now, it’s perfect. I did not place in the last writing contest I entered but I now have a short story I can expand on and I am going to work on that this summer. The contest limited the story to 1500 words but I feel like the main character has a lot more story in him. I’m excited to get more of his life down on paper.

Check back next Saturday for a new post.




I’ve taken nearly a month off of writing. I wanted to clear my mind, read a few books, and rest. During that time, I got sick, somehow acquired two puppies, and really did not do much resting. I have, however, completely cleared Sarah Blue out of my mind and I am ready to read her again with fresh eyes.

I’m excited and terrified.

My Instagram following has grown to over 750 followers. I haven’t released any new poems recently but I will try to get one up before the month is over. I’ve got a few pieces that need to be finished.

Now that my self-imposed break is over, I’ll be back to posting regularly on the the blog.

Hope all is well out there in cyber-land.



I just finished reading A World Gone By (Dennis Lehane). I’ll post a review on Goodreads in a few days.

I intend to read one more book before returning to edit my MS. Writing a novel is a lengthy process and I find I am able to focus on the story with a clear mind once I’ve delved into a foreign fictional world.

I keep thinking I’m done, or almost done; but, then I read a published book and think: I’m not even close.

I will get there.

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