The New Job


So. As you may know – if you follow me on social media – I have a new job! If you don’t follow me on social media – wtf? Seriously? Why not? I mean – what did I ever do…

Learn Scrivener From Me – New Online Classes


You’ve heard all your writer friends talking about it. Scrivener. Now you’re curious, but afraid to take the plunge. Word kinda works for you. Plus, you have a system. A routine. Breaking out of that routine is a little scary.

I get that.

And it’s okay!

But if you’ve ever wanted to learn a little more about Scrivener to see if it’s right for you and the way you write – or want to write – now’s your chance.

I’m teaching 2 online classes this month – a basic and an advanced class on Scrivener. The basic class will be free. The advanced class is paid. I have a special link for you on the advanced class that will get you a discount, so…

Success, Long Nights (and Days) and the Pikes Peak Writers Conference


So. I set out with a goal of writing a blog post every day for the entire month of April. With this very post right here, I have succeeded!

What was the point? Well – to get me back into the habit again. I haven’t been blogging much lately and I missed it. Also, I wanted to get back into the swing of writing every day – which I have.

Now – I promised a Pikes Peak Writers Conference wrap up post, and this is that post, too. So without further adieu… (this is a long one)

On Thursday April 24th around 2 pm ish, I was going through a mental checklist of what I would need for the Pikes Peak Writers Conference. That list included packing, which I hadn’t done yet, and figuring out how I wanted to handle getting to the conference. The conference itself began on Friday the 25th, but there was a special ‘add on’ for Thursday I had passed on myself….

Is This April Thing Over Yet?

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What?! No! Shut up! Gawd! I’m trying to do something here, okay? Write a post every day. What’s wrong with that? Have I had some stinkers?  Sure. What’s it matter to you? Sheesh. I’ve got one day left in April.…

The Grow House


Across the street from where I work is a nondescript building with boarded up windows and a heavy-looking door with deadbolt locks and giant padlocks.  It’s a grow house, a place where they grow mj legally for the Colorado retail…

The Gym?


When I was in high school, one year my P.E. class spent quite a lot of time in the gym.  The idea was to teach us about the various equipment, how to use it, and how to work out. The…

Five Questions – What What?


IT’S TIME FOR FIVE QUESTIONS! Okay people – put on your answering caps! Here’s the schtick: I give you five simple, either/or questions.  You post your replies in the comments.  Everyone has fun! So – are you ready for……. FIVE…

Random Thoughts


Random thoughts for Thursday, April 24th, 2014 /begin random thoughts If you’ve never played World of Warcraft, you probably don’t know what it means when I say /(something)… hrmmm * * * What if we are alone in the universe?…

Lack of Sleep

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Sometimes, getting my brain to shut down is really hard.  Take last night, for example. For whatever reason, when my head hit the pillow, my brain said, “Nope! Not gonna happen!” and I tossed and turned for another 2 hours.…

On Being Nominated for a Hugo Award


The news broke this weekend that the Hugo Nominations had dropped.  My name is on the list. I’m thrilled and humbled to be sharing space with so many other talented podcasters (and authors, editors, and fans…!). The SF Signal Podcast has…



I live in Colorado.  We have legalized marijuana.  When I tell people I live in Colorado, I tend to get a lot of jokes about the mj.  Sigh. I want to go on the record – I don’t partake.  Never…