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

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Creamsicles come through

The creamsicle-room worked. Or maybe it was my balance-ball chair. A new study shows that balancing helps you think, so you should wear high-heels for high-end shopping. Hmm.

The draft took me two weeks longer than planned, also a lot of cereal and cucumbers, because I didn't have to cook them, but the complete first draft of Amarath is officially finished and sent off to my writing group.

Miracles do happen. 

I like the end. It surprised me. My favorite kind of ending for a book I write is the kind where I'm as surprised as anyone else how it happened.

Thanks, Muse.

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...