This Thanksgiving weekend I decided to thank some of the writer and bloggers whose words have influenced and encouraged me. Of course, none of these people know I exist since we occupy, how shall I say, extremely different literary or social media standings. Still, I know how hard it is to throw one’s words out into the world without knowing where they… Read More Mushy emails and moose kisses
Well, I’m writing my Monday post on Tuesday, which shows how motivated I’ve been lately. I’m blaming it on the weather. Here in Alaska we lose over three minutes of light each day. That might not sound like a large amount but when you do the math (and I know, I know, we writers pretty much suck… Read More Monday motivation (or how I stay motivated during dark times)
I’m on the last half of the last chapter of my second novel Waiting For My Daughter’s Ghost and I’m stuck, I’m flailing. I have no idea what I’m doing. It suddenly strikes me at how enormous this all is, creating an imaginary world and then populating it with people, building relationships and then guiding those… Read More Why is it so hard to write a novel?
I’m sitting at a desk pushed up against the window at the Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, looking out at the mountains as night slowly descends. Up here in Alaska, night creeps in softly, even in the winter, the twilight lingering until the sky turns a deep cobalt blue that slowly deepens and darkens. Even though… Read More Alaska writing vacation