In my between-books downtime and Pandemic anxiety reduction time, I have been watching a British show from a few years ago called Restoration Home. The show follows along with the restoration of historic homes in Britain. So far, all but one have been registered historic, but all have been at least two centuries old and […]
I have sent Bound In Smoke to my editor. I’m taking a couple of days to get my head clear before I pick up the next project. I hope all of you are healthy and coping with the various levels of Shelter in Place.
Greetings from Shelter In Place day 27. I’m doing reasonably well and hope the same for all who read this. The other night I was working on edits for Bound In Smoke when I heard this loud howling from across the field. I went to the door and heard a lot that dissolve into laughter, […]
Sheltering In Place California extended its Shelter in Place order to May 3, 2020, so we’re in for another month. I’ve been working from home since March 16th so we’re into day 19 here at Jewel HQ. We don’t take my dad anywhere except for his necessary medical appointments. He misses his shopping trips but, […]
Hello, all. I have a suspicion I may be posting more often here because, like most of the world, I daresay, I am a bit stressed and looking for ways to deal with that while maintaining Shelter At Home. Bound In Smoke Today, I finished the remaining changes to the manuscript. I went through my […]
In writing news, I am closing in on the Bound in Smoke edits from the trusted reader and expect to have the MS back to my editor shortly. I have good news and bad news on the flower front. February’s lack of rain and summer-like conditions has made our tulips a total bust. Normally by […]
Bound In Smoke is back from my trusted reader. She said she thought it as one of my best books, so that was great news. I’m busy making some tweaks, mostly clarifications etc. I expect to send the book to my editor shortly. I’m going to polish up the back cover copy and get the […]
I’ve been working hard at mentally refreshing myself after a tough several years. To that end, I’ve been watching movies and TV Series and here’s my thoughts on that. In no particular order Locke and Key: (Kids discover keys with magical properties.) Enjoyed this series but there are plot holes you can drive a bus […]
Hello! I have sent Bound in Smoke to a trusted reader before it goes back to my editor. You can read the new chapter 1 here.
Happy February 1st in a leap year and congrats to everyone born on February 29 who can have their birthday celebration on their official birthday. This leap year month at Jewel HQ we are having a party for the big dog. We don’t know her actual birthday but we subtracted her age (~8mos) when we […]