The Crux status and writing process

I heard it said that some writers plot out their stories, and I have too, at times.The Crux began with the protagonist, Jenna. The character of Jenna popped into my head and I had to sit immediately to write.I wrote the Prologue, the first and last chapters, and then the chapter titles with a brief … Continue reading The Crux status and writing process

Rain Season

The rain season has started here on the west coast of four to six months of rain to look forward to experiencing, oh joy. Some years, I deal with it well; other years, not so much. I have been living here in the lower mainland; since, the start of 2000; it was a clean break … Continue reading Rain Season

On the go

I have three stories on the go: my memoir, my thriller and a ya fantasy sequel. I edited all my works this past weekend. It was only grammar corrections but a productive weekend. Now, I feel as if I  can complete my memoir, then return to work on the other two novels. My memoir is … Continue reading On the go

Beginning to normalize

I am back at it. Back at work, back at reading and writing regularly. To say life has been strange would be an understatement. The Covid isolation over this past year messed with my head. Although I didn't feel depressed, all the signs weren't in a good space. So I stopped, or almost ceased, reading … Continue reading Beginning to normalize

I am writing again

I wrote this evening. My writing was something I haven’t genuinely done for a long time. Well, at least novel writing anyway. It wasn’t that I had writer’s block, no it was more insidious. The Covid situation wore my enthusiasm; I had lost any interest in things I previously enjoyed. Quite honestly, I was depressed. … Continue reading I am writing again

Going along for the ride

Life is doing its thing. It’s moving ever forward, though every day seems the same. I don’t feel like I am in a rut, but life sure is. Except for the odd run to the drug store and going into work some days, I don’t do much. Everything I am doing is home bound. I … Continue reading Going along for the ride

I am turning back the clock

I have been doing this health kick since Christmas break. I never planned it; it took a life of its own. I had gained a lot of weight a few months before. I hate to admit this, but I let myself get out of control. As I gain weight, I cannot move well, and thus … Continue reading I am turning back the clock

It’s time to start taking care of me…

I gained all the weight back these past few months. I was back at my heaviest. I am a short guy, so this is not a good situation for my health. I have lost most of what I regained, but I have decided that I am going to take care of myself and finally lose … Continue reading It’s time to start taking care of me…

I haven’t written for a long time

I am stating the obvious with this title. I haven't written anything in over a month. I always seem to blame Terra for this as she like to lay on my keyboard a lot lately – she is not to blame. I always say I am holding up and doing well with this Covid pandemic … Continue reading I haven’t written for a long time

Plugging along…

How are things? How are you holding up? Those are the big questions these days, what with everything going on. These are strange times. If one would have asked me at the start of the year, I could not see this coming – this lock down due to Covid-19; not in a million years. Since … Continue reading Plugging along…

Reflections on a smoky day

The smoke thickens the air.My breath wheezing with every intake.Thank God for my inhaler.It took sometime before I acquired a prescription.Fate, it seems played a preliminary hand.Foretelling of the events to come – Covid-19 and smoke.Who could have foreseen this last year?No one.Only fate it seems anticipates. I can breathe now.The drug has kicked in.The … Continue reading Reflections on a smoky day

This Covid thing

My bubble has become so smallI do not see my friends at allIt does not seem real, I knowWho know how long this will go? I cannot say how long I can copeThere doesn't seem any hopeI have been alone so longIt all feels, so wrong. This Covid thing,No one knows what else it will … Continue reading This Covid thing

A step in the right direction

At my heaviest I was almost 240lbs (109Kg, or 17 stone), that’s not something anyone wants to brag about. I am 5’4” (1.6m) and I am morbidly obese. I wasn’t always so. Up until I was 16 or 17 years old, I was 135 to 140lbs with a 30” waist. I never started putting on … Continue reading A step in the right direction

Communication breakdown

Today started like every work day. Well, ever since I have been working from home due to Covid-19. I did log onto the system later than I would have normally; perhaps, that was the start. I am being a bit melodramatic to sell the story I would assume. Actually, the morning went by pretty much … Continue reading Communication breakdown

This lock-down

This lock-down is taking its toll on me and I need to express myself. I have been working from home since April 1st, 2020. Before then, I was off work due to a terrible cold and with the Covid-19 virus event happening, I was told to stay home. I am at high-risk with pre-existing conditions. … Continue reading This lock-down

How’s it working out for you?

This lock down... How's it working out for you? I thought it wasn't affecting me. I don't think this any more. It's my writing. Rather, it's my lack of writing which shed light to the contrary. One of the signs of depression is not doing what one enjoys doing, and I love to write. It … Continue reading How’s it working out for you?