I think Spring is here. I hesitate to say that it’s 100% here because in MI. just as soon as you think it’s really spring there’s another snow storm. But here in WA. it’s been sunny off and on for a couple of weeks, and lots of things are blooming, including the cherry trees. Yesterday… Continue reading Cherry Blossoms and Agents.
This week I finished my book. When I say finished, I mean, it’s done, I’m not changing another word until someone willing to pay me money for it tells me too. By now you’re probably catching on that writing a book is a multi step process, so “done” is a somewhat relative term. The kids were… Continue reading One Step Closer
All the Phantom posts have been leading to this, or perhaps you could even say that all of the places that book and musical have touched in my heart, have been leading to this. This is going to be the year of Phantom, because that is what I’m doing… I have begun writing my second… Continue reading Phantom of the Opera Part III
Last week I talked about finding my old illustrated copy of Phantom of the Opera. I left off with me sitting down to read it’s story once more. Of course, much like the mouse and her cookie reading the story led me to downloading the soundtrack, led me to sharing it with my sons, led… Continue reading Phantom of the Opera Part II
After I finished draft three of The Music Between Worlds I spent some time unpacking the last few boxes from our move last April, and came across the most special book in my library, The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. Our very small school/town library had this illustrated copy when I was in middle… Continue reading The Phantom of the Opera Part I
Years ago I stopped making New Years Resolutions and instead started looking for a word to be my guiding theme for that year. Usually that would lead to a few related goals (goals, not resolutions. Not sure if there is a difference but a goal feels much more manageable.) In 2016 it was “brave”, I… Continue reading 2018
Well, I made it to December in more or less one piece. The last major draft of my book is finished. It’s with a friend now who is editing it for grammar and mechanics, but the story is done. No more changing it, at least not until a publisher gets a hold of it and… Continue reading Happy Christmas