Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Under the Stars

I've spent so much of my time on Earth scribbling stories, sometimes it's nice just to take a break and bask under the stars. Super grateful for my husband Alex, who has journeyed with me through life and supported my crazy ink quests for our last 8 years together!

 



Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Worth the Telling

I feel like I've gone into hibernation mode a little bit with the failing of the light. North Dakota winters get very cold, dark, and deadly icy, and I'm not sure I will ever get used to that. So I'm trying to concentrate on the bare essentials of what I want to get done before 2022 hits the calendar. I'm aiming to have at least two fully revised Agent Regalia chapters finished.  

But sometimes, I feel like I'm all out of me. Stories, inspiration, even a single word worth the telling, all hollowed out and gone. And that's okay . . . really, it is! Some days, it's time to relinquish the quill and just listen. To take in the world, family and friends, the gemmed shine of someone else's creativity pinning itself against the shadows like a tiny sequin star. 

I think it also helps to nurture both the body and the imagination, which is why I am thrilled to have stumbled upon the elegant ambiance of this local Victorian-themed teahouse and cafe. I do so love any excuse to dress up fancy!

Soiree Victorian Tea Room


Friday, October 15, 2021

Stoneflower

Sometimes petals are set in stone, sometimes the wind carries them away. Stories fly free of the page, but we can't say where they will fall or if they will grow. We just keep etching our hearts out and inking again.