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A Well-Earned Day Off

| March 29, 2021

Okay, I’m not at the beach today, but I am taking a well-earned day off after a weekend of online gaming. It was lovely to be able to “attend” a convention that’s normally at a time when we can’t travel this year, thanks to it being entirely virtual. So today is a day for catching […]

Happy Holidays to Me!

| December 28, 2020

Because 2020 has been a hell of a year, and all of our normal vacations were cancelled, I found myself with a surplus of vacation time this year. As such, I decided to take the time between Christmas and New Years off to spend some time relaxing (and, let’s be honest, writing). So I’m taking […]

When Sickness Overtakes Productivity

| November 11, 2019

I got back from vacation last week and had one productive day before getting sick for the rest of the week. So I’m way behind on pretty much everything in my life right now, including writing. Some folks are able to write through their sicknesses, and normally, I’m one of them. This time around, though, […]

Time Off from Writing

| August 5, 2019

We spent the last week of July visiting the Northeast U.S., which was a place that Jeremy had never been, and I had barely been (save for a quick conference trip to Rhode Island some years ago). It was ridiculously hot the entire time we were there, and the wifi in the hotel that we […]

Off on an Adventure!

| July 29, 2019

We’re off on an adventure at the moment, so I don’t have any writing advice to offer this week. I’m looking forward to a little time off from writing and to be reenergized when I’m back!  

A Well-Deserved Rest

| June 17, 2019

Its been a busy weekend with Washington State Summer Convention, so I don’t have much in the way of advice to offer. Other than that sometimes, taking a day off to rest after you’ve been really busy is the best plan in the world!

Another Slow Down

| April 8, 2019

Spent another weekend under the weather, which means I’m behind on a whole lot of things. Regular posts will resume tomorrow. I think I’ve had my fair share of illness this year now!

Temporary Slow Down

| March 11, 2019

I’ve spent this past weekend sick with a cold, which means I’m a little behind on a few things, including blog posts with real substance. Check back tomorrow for your regularly scheduled posting to resume.

Merry Christmas, Friends!

| December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas! While we don’t celebrate Christmas in an entirely traditional way, we still have our own traditions. We drink hot cocoa and eat cookies on Christmas Eve while we read some books, and we see a movie on Christmas Day, possibly with Thai food (since I can’t eat most Chinese food). Regardless of how […]

Labor Day!

| September 3, 2018

It’s nice to have a long weekend, both in terms of relaxation and productivity. I’m spending the day working on a bunch of projects, but I’m sure I’ll get some vegging time in too. Hope everyone else is enjoying Labor Day, in whatever way you prefer!