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Gorgeous Weather: The Coming of Spring

62 degrees, sunny, with a light breeze?

That’s my vision of perfect weather right there – and that’s the way it was today! Of course, now the sun is setting and cold is creeping in once again, but I have hope; hope that Spring is, in fact, just around the corner.

Gorgeous weather like this inspires me. I was out and about doing all kinds of things today and now that I’m home, I need to tackle one more thing.


Sounds easy enough, right? Right now I’ve got plans to write Solitary Spirit, book #2 in Avalyn and Kieran’s series, but two other characters are trying to capture my attention. Shoo, incredibly intriguing characters that I’d love to write about. It’s not your turn!

If nothing else, I’ll try multitasking. Reach my word count goal for Solitary Spirit for the week? Great! The reward is writing one chapter of the other book. Or something like that. I’m sure I’ll figure it out.

Now, I’m going to spend the night plotting this other book with its incredibly needy characters, then tomorrow? Back to writing. Those 1,010 words shown in that progress bar to the right look lonely.

Have a great rest of the week!

How do you usually handle dilemmas like this? Compromise? Force yourself to focus on one thing?
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The Birth of Spring + Free Book!


Spring is finally here and that means that winter has come to an end. I love winter, because it has both Christmas and my birthday, but spring is my favorite season. It’s not too hot, not too cold and is just beautiful.

The view from one of my attic windows.

Flowers blooming, blue skies with the occasional rain, nice breezes, birds chirping, and just beautiful scenery all around. That’s what today looks like and it’s wonderful and inspiring. I’ve been in a good mood all week and this is a large part of the reason. This weather pushing me to write, because it fits what I like so perfectly. As you’ll see through the progress bars, I’ve made some decent progress this past week.

That aside, spring is the time to take walks outside and enjoy nature. Not only does spring inspire me to write, it even inspired me to do some spring cleaning to my room! I will admit, that’s a miracle completely normal day-to-day situation.

Spring is such a wonderful time of year… So we must savor it!

Free Book

A Glimpse of The Dark will be free on Amazon Kindle tomorrow, March 22nd, to celebrate that Spring is finally here! Get this collection of dark and paranormal fantasy tales while you can!

Don’t be afraid of the dark; you might find you like it there, with all these characters and their tales.

Clicking the above link will take you directly to the US Amazon page!


It’s coming. A long, long time ago, I posted three times per week. The Friday posts mysteriously vanished in gaps between dimensions. But fear not! In just two days, these posts will return!

Not just any posts, but a project. Excited? So am I!

Enjoy this season, y’all. There’s only three months of it left!

How will you be spending the first day of spring?