Finding Time Versus Making Time

Writing is something I really enjoy. As I have stated in previous posts, I enjoy the release from my stressful day job. I also enjoy reading. It’s nice to be able to slip away from my stressful life even if just for a moment. I used to say I wasn’t writing or reading as muchContinue reading “Finding Time Versus Making Time”

How Many People are Better for Knowing You?

As I have been working on my latest work in progress, a fantasy story with several key characters, I’ve found myself thinking a lot about their relationships. My protagonists are from different sides of the same problem. As each of them reacts and interacts with the others it brings a depth to the story. Granted,Continue reading “How Many People are Better for Knowing You?”

The End of A Busy Yet Productive Week

This week my time travel book, Resonance, became available on Amazon. I tried something different with it and set it up as a preorder. That seems to have helped me get a few more sales. I’ve also got the paperback version available. Last week I wrote about stress, and that was good, it helped meContinue reading “The End of A Busy Yet Productive Week”

How do I Deal With Stress?

This week has been a rough one. I’m sure everyone has rough weeks, and what I think is rough, may not be as bad as challenges others face. During this week, my stresses have been job-related expectations that are almost unrealistic. My stress level and those of my coworkers was high as we worked toContinue reading “How do I Deal With Stress?”

Good Things Can Still Happen

The world is definitely different than it was just over a year ago. Our new normal is something I never imagined. Wearing masks and social distancing seem like they might never go away, but I hope we don’t let them give us an excuse to be unfriendly. Just this week, I’ve watched as people IContinue reading “Good Things Can Still Happen”

Is It Okay to Fail?

During this last week, that’s a question I’ve thought about a lot. Failure is something that happens. I’m one of those types that will keep trying to succeed and it takes a lot to get me to give up. This week highlighted that, both in my day job, where I’ve been asked to find outContinue reading “Is It Okay to Fail?”

Do we define ourselves by our limitations?

We’re all different. Each one of us has things we do well and things we don’t. That’s what makes us unique. But do we sometimes hide behind what we see as our limitations? When I work on characters for a science fiction or fantasy story, I sometimes start out by listing their attributes. I startContinue reading “Do we define ourselves by our limitations?”

Sometimes, We All Need an Escape

Life can be stressful at times. We’ve all seen it through the last year and even into this year. When that stress gest overwhelming, we all need an escape. We all need a way to distract ourselves from the stresses of life we can’t change. Some of my favorite escapes are good stories. Both theContinue reading “Sometimes, We All Need an Escape”

Is 2021 the year where everything changes?

We made it through one of the roughest years I remember. But although it was a rough year, I learned an awful lot about myself. I learned that I am not too old to try new things, such as this website with a blog. I’ve always loved writing, but I’ve always been nervous about puttingContinue reading “Is 2021 the year where everything changes?”