Again, And Again, And Again

….creeps in this petty pace from day to day…(or something like that.)    No, Horngard I has not yet fledged completely and was handed back to the nest by the helpful Agent who pointed out that just flapping wings wasn’t flying, and the primaries were only half as long as they should be.   Metaphorically speaking. Horngard Read More…

Waiting: Not My Favorite Game

It’s been a difficult couple of weeks for several reasons, but especially because…I haven’t heard anything back from  Agent.  I’m working, of course: the wildlife management report (in the process of which I discovered that my old printer no longer prints text…just pictures.  And not very well…with thin orange striped across them.)   Then there’s the Read More…

On The Way

NewBook I is on the way again…I emailed it to my agent yesterday and he got it (confirmation email, yay!)  so there’s that.  I took the rest of the afternoon off for a walk outside and horse chores. Today I opened NewBook II’s file.  You may recall that it is/was a little over 20K word, Read More…

Holiday Period

Whatever holidays you celebrate in this season….or firmly avoid, in this season…I wish you all as pleasant a passage from December to the New Year as possible.  We will be having a quiet holiday season, since we can’t drive at night and thus can’t go to the Sing-Along Messiah, or any performances, or attend the Read More…

Once Again…

NewBook I has had a partial read by Agent now, and I called to find out what his reaction was so far (about 1/3 through it.)   Still some concerns, things to work on, so I’m back in revision mode sort of,  hoping to also get back to work on NewBook II while it still has Read More…

Over in Paksworld

There are presently three excerpts of a “side story” from way back–re-created in the past month, because I lost the original of it.  Kieri Phelan’s first independent command with his little contingent of one cohort…and since the rest of the army he’s with is either the Tsaian Royal Guard or feudal levies from Tsaian nobles, Read More…

Who Wants Small Government?

The GOP, especially its MAGA wing, will tell you government is too big, government “overreaches” by making and enforcing laws that restrict freedom (by their definition of freedom, which trust me, I WILL get to.)    They want SMALL GOVERNMENT.  LOCAL CONTROL.   INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS.  FREEDOM.   That they also claim to be in favor of law & Read More…

If You Can’t Admit Failure….

….YOU CANNOT ACHIEVE SUCCESS. This is the lesson that Steve McCraw, head of the Texas Department of Public Safety, needs to learn.   He made the statement that although the DPS “made some mistakes” the agency as a whole “did not fail” the parents of children killed at Robb Elementary school in Uvalde.   “Did not fail” Read More…

Agent Response

Great relief of writer to find that yes, the whole package is back…my agent called Friday and we had a good long talk.  The book IS a book.  It is a reasonably good book.  It could use some work, but he enjoyed it, stayed up late to read it.  Also, all the things he talked Read More…