top of page


"I must be idle."




Welcome to my blog!

If you like my stuff, read, comment, subscribe to the blog. You'll find blog posts on a variety of subjects, but since I'm an author it's perhaps not too surprising that there's a fair number of posts about writing, books, and authors. No book reviews, though: they're on my Patreon, along with other bookish posts and more behind-the-scenes posts about my books and characters, as well as large amounts of fiction every month. 

Dream It Up: Write It Down

Updated: Jul 15, 2019

This very short post below is something I posted to my writer’s group. After posting it, I decided to share it here, for the writers who follow my blog and the friends and fans who have been so supportive this year. I’m not the only one who has had a rough year, unfortunately…

I’m taking a month off from writing beginning tomorrow. This is my annual time to relax and recharge. I really appreciate the support you all have given me this year. It has been a rough year for everyone in this party. There have been deaths in our families (cats, dogs, humans), health problems, and employment problems. But we’re still writing. We’re still creative people. Bad things happening do not define us; bad things happen to everyone all the time. It’s easy to forget that. But we have imagination and the skill to create something out of our thoughts. It’s our super power. Writing is sometimes hard and sometimes sublime, but it is always something good that we can embrace. Even when we’re not writing, we are still writers. That’s an important point which shouldn’t be forgotten. We do what we have to do in real life; we cope with things as best we can. We can draw strength from knowing that our creativity and imagination is still there, intact, no matter what else may happen. We can string words together and create stories. Everyone daydreams, but we can craft our dreams into something less ephemeral and share them with the world. It takes skill and perseverance, but we have that. We have stories inside and we will write them. We dream it up; we write it down. Because that’s who we are. Writers.

2 views0 comments


bottom of page