Push Away

I have a character in a current work-in-progress who makes the observation that "sometimes when you push someone away, they actually go." It sparked a poem. Enjoy! (But, as always, don't steal. Be cool.) One day you'll open those eyes and I won't be there.One day you'll come home famished but There won't be food.One... Continue Reading →


February Wrap Up and March Goals

FEBRUARY WRAP UP Write 1,500 Words (per day)FAILEDI averaged 1,136 words per day.I wrote a grand total of 31,810 words this month despite traveling for my son’s hockey, being in editing mode, and being sick.My best day was February 7th with 4,910 words.Read 140 pages (per day)ACHIEVEDI averaged 146 pages per day.I read a grand... Continue Reading →


From the beginning of this blog, I've talked about multiple books I have written. The YA Fantasy (which you now know was titled Breaking Eselda) was published in 2018. Its sequel will be available in April of 2019. The YA fantasy I was first working on (that subsequently stalled for a while) went on to... Continue Reading →

January Wrap Up and February Goals

JANUARY WRAP UP Write 1,400 Words (per day)ACHIEVED!I averaged 1,525 words per day in JanuaryBest Day: January 24 with 6,318 words writtenGrand Total: 47,276 wordsRead 140 Pages (per day)ACHIEVED!I averaged 141 pages per day in JanuaryBest Day: January 10 with 410 pages readGrand Total: 4,382 pagesEdit 1 Chapter per dayACHIEVEDI averaged 1.8 chapters per day... Continue Reading →

New Teacher

I'm pretty sure everyone already knows that I was an elementary school teacher for fifteen years. Some people know the story of my first year of teaching. This short story that I'm sharing today takes shades of that story. However, this story is not based on anyone real. The story is fictional. I draw on... Continue Reading →


Welcome to another edition of "I found this in my idea journal and thought you'd be interested in it". As always, please remember you're welcome to comment but don't steal. Enjoy!

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