Imagination doesn't just mean making things up. It means thinking things through, solving [problems] or hoping to do so, and being just distant enough to be able to laugh at things that are normally painful. [Some people] would call this escapism, but they would be be entirely wrong. I would call fantasy the most serious, and the most useful branch of writing there is.
--Diana Wynne Jones

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Unintentional Fire Break

Sorry for the blog silence again. I really meant to be good, but then fire season started up in Utah and my lungs responded by getting pneumonia.

Not my favorite part of summer

Feeling somewhat better now, so I'll be getting back to the blog soon.

One good thing? Too tired to exercise or weed or clean or do laundry or play chauffeur, and lots of writing time on the couch with the laptop, so I'm finally loving my novel again. And I've read 1500 pages.

That's two good things.

Yes, storyfires. With way too much smoke.

Playing High and Dry with Sourdough

Lately I've been playing with dough. It's become a sort of a compulsion. Maybe because I'm tired of driving all the way to som...